I enjoy seeing certain movies at a theatre. Most comedies seem funnier with a good-sized audience. And some films really warrant the big-screen projection. That certainly was true of the gorgeous cityscapes in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, the last movie I saw in downtown Victoria.
Admittedly, it’s much cheaper to watch a movie at home. Once upon a time, we could expect a discount at movie theatres on Tuesdays, but many chains have done away with that deal. (Though you can still partake of “$5.99 Reel Deal Tuesdays” at Victoria’s Capitol 6 Cinemas at 805 Yates and University 4 Cinemas at 3980 Shelbourne.)
Fortunately, there is one cinema where the everyday prices are as good as those old Tuesday specials: the Caprice Theatre in Langford.
Before you dismiss the Caprice as “not worth the drive,” consider the theatre’s $6 general admission price (ages 13-64), and the $4 admission for children or seniors. On Tuesdays and for matinee performances, all ages pay $4. What’s more, parking at the Caprice is FREE.
Compare those prices to the admission rates at Cineplex Silver City Tillicum, where adults pay $11.99 and children or seniors pay $9.50. For 3D flicks, those prices jump to $14.99 and $12.50.
Even at today’s gas prices, those savings are still worth the short trip to Langford. Enjoy the community’s free WiFi while you’re there: the City of Victoria could take a lesson on that one.
Caprice Theatre (250-474-3212; www.capricecinemas.com), 127-777 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC.
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