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Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro are upping their ticket prices… but not everywhere

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They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. And also paying exorbitant amounts of money to go watch movies on the big screen. With studios’ insistence on 3D and IMAX, going to the cinema is not a cheap affair in modern times. Now it’s becoming even less so as Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro, the two major cinema chain operators in South Africa, are both pushing up their ticket prices. Well, in certain places.

As reported by MyBroadband, this price hike is part of annual inflationary costs as Ster Kinekor explained that “the average ticket price increase is between 6% and 7%, which is in line with the country’s current inflation rate”. Ster Kinekor will actually not be increasing their prices at all at certain cinemas though, explaining that “supply and demand plays a role in how Ster-Kinekor determines which titles are scheduled at which sites, and what the ticket prices are at these sites.” In fact at their N1 City cinema, 3D tickets will actually be slightly cheaper as prices are lowered from R75 to R72.

Nu Metro cinemas will also not raise ticket prices unilaterally, with 4DX remaining the same and Scene VIP dropping R5 and R10 for 3D and 2D respectively. However, the price of standard 3D tickets will be going up from R85 to R95 and standard 2D from R65 to R75, with the latter actually being a 15% increase. Nu Metro’s Scene Extreme, their answer to Ster Kinekor’s IMAX, will also be getting an increase of around R10 from R110 to R120.

Ster Kinekor pointed out though that their loyalty discounts were still in effect, saving customers big on ticket prices and even offering free movies to certain eligible moviegoers. It was also pointed out that while South African ticket prices seem really higher, they’re actually much higher in other countries. This is actually true, but doesn’t quite take into consideration that the average salary in these other countries are also often higher.

Here’s the full list of all the price changes coming your way. Tables and comparisons from MyBroadBand:


Last Updated: August 22, 2017


  1. I foresee this article being mentioned in the “BAD NEWS” section of the good, bad & ugly.

    My psychic powers are on point today. ASK ME ANYTHING!! I see all…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7cae4ddb8d32ff6ca3ec68b05d77ca33620c18e9e08ee005c53650e57fa6de6.jpg


    • miaau

      August 22, 2017 at 10:50

      How much am I enjoying Forza Horizon 3, with all DLC?


      • Original Heretic

        August 22, 2017 at 10:54


        You’re enjoying it more than Darryn enjoys dressing up in leather and spandex.


        • miaau

          August 22, 2017 at 12:06

          I actually have no way of verifying that.

          Let us just say a lot. It is as good as people and reviews said, truly.

          It is nice to drive a car that looks sort of like mine on the inside and outside, but has a much bigger engine and stuff. That is fun.

          It is so well worth getting. I get it and the DLC on seperate Xbox Live specials the last few weeks.


          • Original Heretic

            August 22, 2017 at 12:09

            My jealousy sense is tingling.

          • miaau

            August 22, 2017 at 12:11

            Sorry. I remember we both said how much we wanted it…..

            You especially wanted the Hot Wheels. It is different, that I can tell you. Hot Wheels tracks, with loops and bends, is awesome to drive.

          • Original Heretic

            August 22, 2017 at 12:14

            Nah is good, man.
            Glad you’re enjoying it. It’s always great when a game you’re looking forward to is as good as you hope.
            Nothing worse than buying something and then being disappointed.

          • miaau

            August 22, 2017 at 12:16

            “Nothing worse than buying something and then being disappointed.”

            Totally. yes. Sigh.

          • Admiral Chief

            August 22, 2017 at 12:24

            “Nothing worse than buying something and then being disappointed”
            Like Blue Bulls season tickets


          • Original Heretic

            August 22, 2017 at 12:25

            Ooooohhh!! That’s a blue burn!

    • Admiral Chief

      August 22, 2017 at 12:11

      When will we see Darryn crying in a shower again?


      • Original Heretic

        August 22, 2017 at 12:18


        I am not familiar with Darryn’s shower habits. Nor do I wish to be.
        This is one of things that I CHOOSE not to see.


    • For the Emperor!

      August 22, 2017 at 13:15

  2. Gluten-free Cheese Puffs

    August 22, 2017 at 10:15

    You know what these prices will lead to…?


  3. miaau

    August 22, 2017 at 12:08

    Is it the price of the tickets or the popcorn and slush puppy that is the real issue here?

    I have seen two moves in the last three years, both the Star Wars one. I remember my brother got the tickets and I got a coldrink and a popcorn for each of us. Not large or supersize, medium. Cost slightly more than the tickets did. Slush puppy and popcorn….


    • HvR

      August 22, 2017 at 12:18


      Even kids sizes are priced in the R70 range. Also the removed a lot of the their smaller/cheaper options

      I just reverted back to student days movie watching tactic of taking packet or 2 of sweets along


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