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Big screen, small bucks

Who doesn't love Friday night at the movies? Then again, sometimes there are hassles that make it a challenge: the traffic, the parking, the crowds. If you're the kind of person who doesn't need to see a movie on its opening night, here's an added benefit - saving a few dollars. Not only do movie theaters offer afternoon discounts, many also extend bargains dotted throughout the week. Want to find out whether "Slumdog Millionaire" deserved all those Oscars? Is Kate Winslet all that? Here's a guide to how to pay less for a visit to the cinema.

CHART COMPILED BY RACHEL ZARRELL

Ticket Prices Matinee Price Special Deals
Arlington
F.E.I. Theatres
204 Mass Ave.
$7adults, $5 children/seniors $5 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Third Thursday of every month – all shows $5
Bellingham
Regal Cinemas
259 Hartford Ave.
$10.25 adults, $7.75 children/seniors $8 adults, $7 children/seniors None
Belmont
Belmont Studio
376 Trapelo Road
$8.50 adults, $5.50 children/seniors No matinee Tuesdays – 2 tickets for the price of 1
Boston
AMC Loews Boston Common
175 Tremont St.
$10.75 adults, $9. 75 seniors, $7.75 children $8.75 before 6 p.m. Mon. 12-4 p.m. Sat., Sun., and holidays $6 before noon Fri. – Sun.;
Senior Tuesdays – $6;
Student Thursdays – $8.75
Regal Cinemas Regal Fenway 13
201 Brookline Ave
$10.75 adults, $8.50 seniors, $8 children $8.50 before 6 p.m. $8.75 for students
MFA
465 Huntington Ave.
$10 adults, $8 seniors $7 before 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri., before 12:30 p.m. weekends $8 after 5:30 for members and students;
$6 matinee for members, seniors, and students
Braintree
AMC Braintree Cinema 10
121 Grandview Road
$10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children $8 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Thu., 12-4 p.m. Sat., Sun., and holidays $6 before noon Fri. – Sun.;
$6 Senior Tuesdays
Brookline
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
$9.75 adults, $6.75 Mon. – Thu., $7.75 Fri. – Sat. seniors and children $7.75 before 4 p.m. Wednesday shows before 4 p.m. $3 for seniors;
Thursday shows $6.75 for students
Burlington
AMC Burlington Cinema 10
20 South Ave.
$10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children $8 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Thu., 12-4 p.m. Sat., Sun., and holidays Senior Tuesdays – $6;
Student Thursdays – $7;
$6 for all shows before noon Sat., Sun., and holidays
Cambridge
Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St.
$9.50 adults, $6.50 children/seniors $7.50 before 5 p.m. $7.50 with student ID;
$48 discount card – 6 tickets; $75 membership – 12 tickets
Harvard Film Archive
24 Quincy St.
$8 adults, $6 seniors No matinee $6 for non-Harvard students;
free for Harvard students;
discounts for memberships
Entertainment Cinemas Fresh Pond Mall
10 Fresh Pond Plaza
$9.25 adults, $6.25 children/seniors $6.25 before 6 p.m. Bargain Tuesday $6.25
Landmark's Kendall Square
7 Kendall Square
$9.75 adults, $7.50 children/seniors $7.50 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., or the first show Sat. and Sun. $7.50 for students Mon. – Thu.;
Landmark discount card with 5 admissions for $37.50
AMC Loews Harvard Square Theatre
10 Church St.
$10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children $8 before 6 p.m. $6 Sat. and holidays before noon;
Senior Tuesdays – $6;
Student Thursdays – $7
Danvers
AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20
Exit 24 (Endicott Street) Route 128
$10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children $8 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Thu. 12-4 p.m. Fri. – Sun. Senior Tuesdays – $6;
Student Thursdays – $7; Fri., Sat., Sun., and holidays –
$6 before noon
Hollywood Hits Danvers Premiere Theatre
Exit 24 (Endicott Street) Route 128
$9 adults, $7.50 seniors, $7 children $7.50 before 6 p.m. $7.50 with a student ID 10 days after the show opens
Dedham
Dedham Community Theatre
580 High Street off Route 1
$9 adults, $7 children/seniors $7 before 3 p.m. None
Foxborough
Showcase Cinema De Lux at Patriot Place
24 Patriot Place, Route 1
$10.50 adults, $7.75 children/seniors, $7 military $8 before 6 p.m., $5 military Silver screen classics – $2 including popcorn and soda;
Kidtoons – $3.50 for a G-rated film one weekend a month
Framingham
AMC Framingham Cinema 16
22 Flutie Pass
$10.25 adults, $9.25 seniors, $7.25 children $8.25 adults, $7.25 seniors before 6 p.m. Mon. – Thu., before 4 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun., and holidays Thursdays – $7.25 for students;
Tuesdays – $6 for seniors
Kingston
Regal Cinemas Independence Mall 14
Route 3 Smith Lane
$9.50 adults, $7 children/seniors $7.50 before 6 p.m. None
Lawrence
Showcase Lawrence
Route 114 and 495
$8.50 adults, $5.75 children/seniors, $7 military $5.75 before 6 p.m., $5 military Bargain Tuesdays – $6;
Silver screen classics – $2 including popcorn and soda
Lexington
Lexington Flick
1794 Massachusetts Ave.
$8.50 adults, $6 children/seniors $6 before 6 p.m. Bargain Wednesdays – $6
Lowell
Showcase Lowell
32 Reiss Ave.
$10.25 adults, $7.75 children/seniors, $7 military $8 before 6 p.m., $5 military Bargain Tuesdays – $6;
Kidtoons – $3.50 for a G-rated film one weekend a month;
baby-friendly movies Thu. at 10 a.m., babies under age 1 free, 1-3 years old $1
Maynard
Fine Arts
19 Summer St.
$7.50 adults, $5.50 children/seniors $5.50 before 6 p.m. None
Millbury
Showcase Blackstone Valley Cinema De Lux
Route 146 and 122A
$10.50 adults, $7.75 children/seniors, $7 military $7.75 before 6 p.m., $5 military Kidtoons – $3.50 for a G-rated film one weekend a month;
baby-friendly movies Thu. at 10 a.m., babies under age 1 free, 1-3 years old $1
Newton
AMC Chesnut Hill Cinema
27 Boylston St.
$10 adults, $9 seniors, $7 children $8 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Thu., 12-4 p.m. Sat., Sun., and holidays Senior Tuesdays – $6, Student Thursdays – $7;
Sat. and holidays – $6 before noon
West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St., Route 16
$9.75 adults, $7.75 children/seniors $7.75 before 3 p.m. $8 with a college ID every day but Fri. and Sat.
North Attleborough
Showcase North Attleborough
640 S. Washington St., Route 1
$9.75 adults, $7 children/seniors $7 before 6 p.m. Bargain Tuesdays – $6; Senior Wednesdays – $4.50 for ages 60 and up
Randolph
Showcase Randolph
Route 139, Exit 20A off Route 24
$10.50 adults, $7.75 children/seniors, $7 military $8 before 6 p.m., $5 military Silver screen classics – $2 including popcorn and soda;
Kidtoons – $3.50 for a G-rated film one weekend a month;
baby-friendly movies Thu. at 10 a.m., babies under age 1 free, 1-3 years old $1
Revere
Showcase Revere
Route 1 and Squire Road
$10.50 adults, $7.75 children/seniors, $7 military $8 before 6 p.m., $5 military Silver screen classics – $2 including popcorn and soda;
Kidtoons – $3.50 for a G-rated film one weekend a month;
baby-friendly movies Thu. at 10 a.m., babies under age 1 free, 1-3 years old $1
Somerville
F.E.I. Theatres The Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
$7 Mon. – Thu. $8
Sat. and Sun. adults, $5 seniors
$5 Mon. – Fri., $7 Sat., Sun., and holidays None
Taunton
Regal Cinemas Silver City 10
2 Galleria Mall Drive
$10 adults, $7 children/seniors $7.50 before 6 p.m. None
Waltham
Landmark's Embassy Cinema
16 Pine St.
$9.75 adults, $7.50 children/seniors $7.50 before 6 p.m. Mon. – Fri., or the first show Sat. and Sun. $7.50 for students Mon. – Thu.;
Landmark discount card with 5 admissions for $37.50
Westborough
Regal Cinemas Westborough 12
Route 9 near Route 135
$10.25 adults, $7.25 children/seniors $7.75 before 6 p.m. $8 for students
Woburn
Showcase Woburn
Route 128 Exit 25/Route 38
$10.25 adults, $7.50 children/seniors, $7 military $7.75 before 6 p.m., $5 military Bargain Tuesdays – $6;
Silver screen classics – $2 including popcorn and soda;
Kidtoons – $3.50 for a G-rated film one weekend a month