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messageDulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by jonnywalker April 08, 12:44PM

Just sharing my experience of crazy pricing structure at Dulwich Picture House. I took my toddler Son to watch the Peppa Pig film there and was shocked that for the two of us it cost +£22. They have children priced at £8.30 and adults at £14.50! How on earth can they justify £14.50 for an adult to accompany a child to watch Peppa Pig? This was the first time I'd taken him to a cinema and my first trip to DPH which was a lovely environment, but is this standard practice for children's film to charge so much? Is it cheaper to go to a standard multiplex?

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Posted by Monkey April 08, 12:53PM

We boycott it and go to PeckhamPlex. £4.99 a ticket, I believe.

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Posted by peleparso April 08, 01:12PM

Deffo Peckham for kids films

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Posted by fishbiscuits April 08, 01:27PM

Saturday morning kids films at the Picturehouse are £2.50 (for both kids and adults). That's when we go.

Wouldn't dream of paying over £20 for peppa bloody pig.

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Posted by jonnywalker April 08, 01:51PM

Thanks for the tip, will try PeckPlex next time. I was captured yesterday though being at the till with my lad, him excited and me not wanting to disappoint

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Posted by hpsaucey April 08, 02:17PM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> Saturday morning kids films at the Picturehouse
> are £2.50 (for both kids and adults). That's when
> we go.
>
> Wouldn't dream of paying over £20 for peppa bloody
> pig.


This!!! Picturehouse kids club tickets are bargainous. Also toddler time cheap too.

HP

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Posted by DulwichFox April 08, 04:30PM

Businesses in East Dulwich know they can get away with it. #Outrageous.

DulwichFox.

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Posted by davidq100 April 08, 06:16PM

Hi - how do you go about buying the £2.50 Kids Club tickets for a Saturday morning?
When I look on the Picture House web site it's showing standard pricing for 10am on Saturday morning



> This!!! Picturehouse kids club tickets are
> bargainous. Also toddler time cheap too.
>
> HP

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by Loutwo April 08, 06:43PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Businesses in East Dulwich know they can get away
> with it. #Outrageous.
>
> DulwichFox.

Exactly this point foxy. If they can get away with it, they will.

Louisa.

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Posted by bsand April 08, 07:05PM

Harry Enfield captured ED wonderfully years ago....


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messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by ed_pete April 08, 09:00PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Businesses in East Dulwich know they can get
> away
> > with it. #Outrageous.
> >
> > DulwichFox.
>
> Exactly this point foxy. If they can get away with
> it, they will.
>
> Louisa.

Careful...

". I will try not to involve myself in any class related conversations, and aim to be as nice as I can muster for 2019.

Louisa."

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by Sue April 08, 11:51PM

big grin

Just been to the Curzon in Bloomsbury.

£9 for him and £7 for elderly me.

Lovely place, too.

Drinks were a bit pricey, though!

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by hpsaucey April 09, 01:17AM

davidq100 Wrote:
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> Hi - how do you go about buying the £2.50 Kids
> Club tickets for a Saturday morning?
> When I look on the Picture House web site it's
> showing standard pricing for 10am on Saturday
> morning
>
>
Itís not all films! Thereís a special film on most Saturdays- around 10.30c you need to find the one thatís says kids club alongside ur.

HP>
> > This!!! Picturehouse kids club tickets are
> > bargainous. Also toddler time cheap too.
> >
> > HP

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by El Presidente April 09, 10:01AM

Don't like it don't go. It's not complicated.

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by jonnywalker April 09, 12:40PM

@El Presidente - you're missing the point of the original post. I paid the entry fee, I was at the cinema with my Son. I was enquiring if there were cheaper alternatives locally, as the fee for an adult to accompany a child for what is a toddlers film is excessive. Maybe unless you have constructive comments don't reply. It's not complicated.

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Posted by Penguin68 April 09, 01:51PM

It is worth noting that whilst Picture House prices can be high, for some showings, there are numbers of cheaper options - Mondays are close to half price, Thursdays cheap for pensioners and all prices are reduced for 'members' - including a number of free seats to use through your membership year at will. There are also special reduced price showings for e.g people with babies, children etc. Having a cinema again in Lordship Lane I take as a bonus, and, whilst Peckham Plex is definitely cheaper, it is not, in my experience as comfortable and clean. It is a choice for us (where before there was none). As with all things, caveat emptor, at least as regards checking comparative prices, is a reasonable watchword. I am lucky that I can normally choose, within reason, when to go to see films, and thus choose my (economic) moment.

I have no interest (other than being a 'founder' member of the ED Picture House).

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Posted by minitonka April 09, 02:04PM

I imagine it's to do with encouraging people to buy the membership, which works out very reasonable.

Peckham plex is cheap but a bit of a dive

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Posted by Loutwo April 09, 02:12PM

If you use smart phone technology many of these cinema chains offer special BOGOF deals via meerkat insurance, two for £7 at odeon for example as a reward offer, special Tuesday showings for half price. Iíve also noticed some of the VUE cinemas charge 3.99 all day every day, which is a bargain. You can easily find these bargains, but in a neighbourhood like ED where premium chains such as Picturehouse setup shop, they are obviously going to try and charge more for the basic tickets.

Louisa.

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by Penguin68 April 09, 02:14PM

Picture House membership is useable across all Picture Houses, which opens the Ritzy in Brixton, the one in Greenwich and the new one in West Norwood to members - you can normally find a film and time to suit. And sometimes a price!

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Posted by jonnywalker April 09, 02:20PM

@penguin68 @minitonka I agree, as mentioned in my original post it was my first time at EDPH and I thought it was a really nice place - clean, friendly, with a good food choice which I didn't expect (I brought sandwiches for my lad but he'd have loved the mac&cheese) it was just the cost of an adult ticket for a kids show. I'm sure I'll return, we don't go the cinema much so it was a nice treat, and I'll also check out peckplex at some point too, love a cheap dive lol.

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Posted by minitonka April 09, 02:46PM

I've not got a vested interest, except in the fact that it is nice to support the more independent cinema. It was also a welcome addition to the area =)

£22 for a parent and child is incredibly expensive!

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Posted by DulwichFox April 09, 03:05PM

It was actually £22.80

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Posted by renard April 09, 04:39PM

Peckhamplex also gets my vote. Just hop on a bus and it's just a 10 min journey (ok maybe not with the Rye Lane works).

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Posted by alice April 09, 05:26PM

Support independents

Peckhamplex is an independent cinema.

Ed picturehouse is not.

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by Loutwo April 09, 05:47PM

alice Wrote:
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> Support independents
>
> Peckhamplex is an independent cinema.
>
> Ed picturehouse is not.


Exactly!

Louisa.

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Posted by minitonka April 09, 07:05PM

Picturehouse used to be independent of course... until it was bought out by Cineworld.

Still, it screens interesting films.

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Posted by dc April 09, 09:21PM

As an aside - how much does EDPH pay its staff compared with PeckhamPlex? No idea what the answer is but Iíd venture a guess - despite the grief that has been dished out to one compared to the Ďindependentí other. Happy to receive informed advice to the contrary of course.

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Posted by njc97 April 09, 11:04PM

Or you could go to Odeon in Surrey Quays. 2 tickets to Dumbo tomorrow is £25 and not as comfortable or with as good amenities as Picturehouse. Presumably they get away with it because they can sell the luxury experience to gullible middle class parents of Surrey Quays.

messageRe: Dulwich Cinema Prices
Posted by Jules-and-Boo April 10, 09:41AM

Peckham Plex everytime - much better atmosphere - it's just more chilled out and you can take your own drinks and snacks (but not hot food)

I've heard arguments that the sound quality is not as good, but when you're taking kids or just are able to afford to go, it really isn't a deal breaker.

For little ones - check out the Saturday morning clubs

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Posted by ed_pete April 10, 10:13AM

Just emphasising Louisa's point, if you can go on a Tuesday or Wednesday, and there are at least two of you then using Meerkat Movies is a good deal as it enables you to get one ticket for free.
I'm not sure how it works if the tickets are different prices - I suspect the cheaper one would be free. Also you cannot book ahead with Meerkat, which makes it less useful for popular movies at peak times. While Picturehouse and Odeon do accept Meerkat, Peckham Plex don't but given their prices I'm not surprised.
MoneySavingExpert has a page on how to get Meerkat Movies - I got mine by taking out a 1 day UK travel policy that cost about £1.50. So long as you go through the Meerkat site then that gives you membership for 1 year.

[www.moneysavingexpert.com]

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