In perhaps an effort to bolster flagging box office numbers, movie theaters in Houston and across the country will be offering tickets for all screenings on Saturday, September 3 for just $3 per person as part of National Cinema Day.
As a bonus, AMC is offering their drink and popcorn cameo combo for $5; Cinemark is offering small popcorn, medium fountain drinks & ICEEs, and any-size candy for $3 each; and the Angelika is offering popcorn and soda of any size for $3 each. Other chains may also be offering extra deals; those interested should check with preferred theaters for options.
While Labor Day weekend is surprisingly not featuring any big new movies — the most prominent one is Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. starring Sterling K. Brown and Regina Hall — it will see the return of the biggest movie of the past year, Spider-Man: No Way Home, this time with “More Fun Stuff.” Top Gun: Maverick is also still in theaters after three months, and it’s on the verge of topping $700 million.
Despite the runaway success of Top Gun: Maverick and handful of other movies that topped $300 million, this summer has not been a good one for movies at the box office. Buzzy movies like Lightyear and Nope barely passed the $100 million mark, and the weekend of August 26-28 was the worst-grossing one since late January, when bad movies are traditionally dumped into theaters.