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How to Get Free Movie Tickets to Movie Screenings


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You can get free movie tickets for brand new movies before they actually hit theaters. Movie studios will set up movie screenings in major cities around the country to build up excitement over the movie and give local press the opportunity to see and review the new movies.

If you have kids and it's summer, you can also get free movie tickets through free summer movie programs.

Tip: Can't find a free movie screening near you? You can also see movies for free by watching them online, downloading them, or using a free Redbox code to rent one.

Finding Free Movie Tickets for Screenings:

A couple things to keep in mind before you go looking for free movie tickets for these screenings - they aren't available for every movie that's released and they are usually only available in major cities.

Here are a few websites that specialize in giving out free movie tickets for screenings:

  • Gofobo - Enter your postal code, radius, and select a movie to see if there are free movie tickets available near you. Be sure to register so they can contact you if a new screening becomes available in your area.
  • SeeItFirst - This is where you can find free movie tickets for Disney movie screenings.
  • AdvanceScreenings - Select a movie and see if any free movie tickets are available for the screening in your area.
  • Cinemit - Click on the movie you'd like to see a screening of and they'll show you which cities are hosting one. Note - You'll need to be a member of Cinemit to see many of the details.
  • FatWallet- This is a forum thread on movie screenings that are available around the country and how to get them.

You'll also want to closely watch and listen to these sources of free movie screening tickets:

  • Local Radio Stations
  • Local TV Stations
  • Local Newspapers

It's important to sign up for everyone's mailing lists, follow them through social media, and check all websites regularly to make sure if there are free movie tickets available for a screening that you get them before they are all given out.

Getting Your Free Movie Tickets:

If you signed up through one of the movie screening websites then you'll probably get your ticket in your email inbox or be able to print it right from your browser. You'll be able to bring this ticket with you to get into the movie. The same goes for local media, they'll either give you directions on how to print your ticket or give you a hard copy.

You may need an RSVP code to be able to actually get your tickets. You should be provided with an RSVP code if needed but if you weren't you can check the website RSVPcodes.com to see if you can dig it up online.

Using Your Free Movie Ticket:

It's important to arrive early to the movie screening. Just because you got a free movie ticket doesn't necessarily get you a seat. These movie screening are often overbooked so I recommend showing up 30-60 minutes before the movie starts.

Be sure to bring any ticket or documentation with you when you attend the movie screening along with an ID.

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