FREE October Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend.

10/7 Dead Men Tell (1941) & Castle in the Desert (1942) – Charlie Chan double feature

10/14 Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) & Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) – Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

10/21 Witness for the Prosecution (1957, Billy Wilder)

10/28 The Cat and the Canary (1939, Elliott Nugent) – Bob Hope

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie in movie theater 6.

10/2 Dracula (1931, Tod Browning) w/ Bela Lugosi

10/9 The Alligator People (1959, Roy Del Ruth) w/ Lon Chaney Jr.

10/16 The Island of Lost Souls (1932, Erle C. Kenton) w/ Bela Lugosi

10/23 The Wolfman (1941, George Waggner) w/ Lon Chaney Jr.

10/30 The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959, Edward L. Cahn)

Ken Hanke is also presenting two Budget Big Screen offerings this month. These shows are NOT free. They are $6 for Film Society members and $8 for non-members.

Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30 – Lisztomania (1975, Ken Russell) – Ken Russell’s widow, Lisi, will be a special guest.

Carrie

Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 – Carrie (1976, Brian DePalma)

FREE Movie Tickets – well, sort of

I love FREE movie tickets.

The Expendables 3

 

Best Buy has a display of Blu-Rays with FREE tickets to The Expendables 3 on them. Prices started at $7.99. Titles included Empire State, Ender’s Game, Escape Plan, The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Fire with Fire, Haywire, Last Stand, Red, Red 2, Redemption, Safe, Terminator/Total Recall double, Transporter 3, and a three-pack with Copland/First Blood/Lock Up.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

 

Best Buy also had an endcap of films with FREE tickets to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Unlike other offers, these are not with the product but print on your receipt. Please also note that while Sin City is on the endcap, it does NOT generate a FREE ticket. The eclectic titles include: Battle of the Damned, The Day, Erased, The Grandmaster, Hunt to Kill, Killing Me Softly, Lawless, Maximum Conviction, Mr. Jones, Only God Forgives, The Package, Scary Movie 5, Seal Team Six, Seeking Justice, and Son of No One.

If you purchase more than one title then more than one code will print though I do not know what the limit is.

Noah

 

Blu-ray copies of Noah at many stores (Amazon, Target, Best Buy) have stickers that net you a FREE movie ticket to any movie.

FREE August Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend. Arrive early as they have gotten very crowded.

8/5 Unconquered (Cecil B. DeMille, 1947)

8/12 Liliom (Frank Borzage, 1930)

8/19 Four Men & Prayer (John Ford, 1938)

8/26 Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie. This used to be in the cinema lounge but has become so popular that it has been moved to theater 6.

8/7 DOUBLE FEATURE: White Zombie (Victor Halperin, 1932) & The Ape Man (William Beadine, 1943)

8/14 DOUBLE FEATURE: I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943) & Zombies on Broadway (Gordon Douglas, 1945)

8/21 Phantom of the Opera (Rupert Julian, 1925)

8/28 The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, 1967)

FREE May Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend. Arrive early as they have gotten very crowded.

5/6 – Noah’s Ark (1929, Michael Curtiz)

5/13 – Parachute Jumper (1933, Alfred E. Green)

5/20 – Miller’s Crossing (1990, Joel and Ethan Coen)

5/27 – The Beauty of the Devil (1950, Rene Clair)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie in Carolina’s cinema lounge. Arrive early as they often put on an old serial beforehand.

5/1 – In Dreams (1999, Neil Jordan)

5/8 – No show? None listed anyway

5/15 – Phenomena (1985, Dario Argento)

5/22 – Forbidden Zone (1980, Richard Elfman)

5/29 – The Walking Dead (1936, Michael Curtiz) w/ Boris Karloff

 

FREE Summer Movies – Godzilla, Rio 2, Neighbors, Dragon 2

Lots of FREE summer movie ticket offers. As usual, make sure your purchase has a movie ticket sticker on it because the backside of the sticker has the number you need to enter.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

* Wal-Mart has FREE tickets to How to Train Your Dragon 2 on marked packages of How to Train Your Dragon.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

* Wal-Mart also has FREE tickets to either Neighbors or A Million Ways to Die in the West on marked packages of 2 Guns, The 40-Year Old Virgin, American Pie, Animal House, Bridesmaids, The Big Lebowski, Bruce Almighty, The Change Up, Dazed and Confused, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Get Him to the Greek, Identity Thief, Knocked Up, Paul, Pitch Perfect, and Ted.

Godzilla

* Your choice of FREE tickets to go see Godzilla, Blended, or Edge of Tomorrow on marked packages of Cloverfield, Crazy Stupid Love, Green Lantern, He’s Just Not That Into You, Jack the Giant Slayer, Life as We Know It, and Pacific Rim.

* FREE tickets to Rio 2 on marked packages of the three Alvin and the Chipmunks movies, The Croods, Fantastic Mr. Fox, either Garfield movie, Horton Hears a Who, the Ice Age movies, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Night at the Museum 1 & 2, Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief, Rio, Robots, and Turbo.

* Many of the retailers have FREE tickets to Amazing Spider-Man 2 on blu-rays of the Spider-Man movies.

FREE Movies Everywhere – Disney, Divergent, 300

Disney

 

* Disney has launched Disney Movies Anywhere. It is not only a platform to sell their digital movies but you can connect it with your iTunes account to have all of your iTunes Disney movies available. If you do so, Disney will give you The Incredibles for FREE.

* Disney Movie Rewards will give you a FREE Blu-ray ($3 S&H) if you enter three movie codes (from DVDs or Blu-Rays) by the end of March. Titles to choose from include Cars, Dumbo, Secretariat, and Tron Legacy.

* NOT YET so don’t enter them until it goes live but Disney will have a promotion for the upcoming Muppet movie. Once it goes live, entering a Disney Movie Rewards number from a Muppet DVD or Blu-Ray will net you a ticket to Muppets Most Wanted.

Divergent

* On Friday, Best Buy will have movie money to see Divergent on The Hunger Games and Catching Fire steelbooks. Target also has this deal on some of their Twilight titles.

300 Rise of an Empire

* Best Buy also has movie money to see 300 Rise of an Empire on select blu-rays like 300, Clash of the Titans, Braveheart, Gladiator, Troy, Alexander, 10,000 B.C., and Wrath of the Titans. Amazon and Target also have this deal.

FREE March Movies at The Carolina

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday at 8 p.m., the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE movie at the Carolina in theater 6. Membership is not necessary to attend. Arrive early as they have gotten very crowded. March is apparently dedicated to Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

3/4 Almost Famous (2000, Cameron Crowe)

3/11 Doubt (2008, John Patrick Shanley)

3/18 Synechdocche, New York (2008, Charlie Kaufman)

3/25 Pirate Radio (2009, Richard Curtis)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, Ken Hanke & Justin Souther put on a FREE horror movie in Carolina’s cinema lounge.

2/6 Bela Lugosi DOUBLE FEATURE: Night of Terror (1933, Ben Stoloff) and The Corpse Vanishes (1942, Wallace Fox)

2/13 Curse of the Cat People (1944, Gunther Frisch, Robert Wise)

2/20 Phenomena (1985, Dario Argento)

2/27 Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957, Edgar G. Ulmer)

It’s a Trap!

Ackbar

 

I just can’t resist FREE movie tickets. I received a text the other day from Carolina Cinemas, with a buy a ticket, get a ticket FREE offer. My good wife was unavailable so I decided to go catch a double feature of Lone Survivor and I, Frankenstein (I save the Oscar nominees to watch with her).

Carolina Cinemas

The forecast was for a dusting of snow. My daughter warned me that they hadn’t salted the roads yet. I thought meh, it’s just a dusting. The snow got heavier and heavier on my way in. While the snow was nothing compared to what Northerners and Midwesterners get, my old convertible fishtailed a couple of times on the way in and I’m a very careful driver.

By the time I arrived at the theater, the forecast had changed from dusting to 1-3 inches. After the first film, the forecast changed to 3-5 inches. My wife graciously offered to pick me up on her way home from work. I swallowed my pride and accepted as her new car had these fancy things called brakes.

She arrived during I, Frankenstein and they let her in the theater as they were shutting down as soon as I and the only other patron were done with our movies. We left the parking lot and descended the hill toward the traffic light. In spite of going 5 mph, we slid toward the light. Thankfully, she was able to stop before the light. I doubt my convertible would have.

 

Just When I Thought I Was Out, FREE Movie Tickets

I have been making a conscious effort to attend fewer movies to save money. While nowhere near as large as a movie screen, I have a very nice television. I can drink my own brewed tea at home instead of a coke at the cinema. My snacks and homemade baked goods are certainly better than anything I can get at the theater. Top all of that off with home release windows narrowing to three months and you really don’t have to wait long to watch something at home.

Jack Ryan

Then a certain retailer (Curse you, Best Buy!) had The Hunt for Red October blu-ray (and others) on an endcap for $9.99 with a FREE movie ticket to Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Other titles included Clear and Present Danger, Patriot Games, The Sum of All fears, Top Gun, Minority Report, and the Mission Impossible movies.

Robocop

Best Buy also had an endcap of $7.99 blu-rays with FREE tickets to the new Robocop movie. Titles included the remastered edition of Robocop, Ronin, A-Team, Red Dawn, Die Hard, The Terminator, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Walking Tall, Roadhouse, Predator 2, Escape from New York, Navy Seals, Commando, and Immortals.

Sadly I am a sucker for FREE movie tickets. I finesse them with the theater’s rewards program to earn more new items (popcorn, soda, tickets). Never forget to use your theater’s reward card with these. Also if it is a Sony or Disney release, save the ticket stubs to submit for their rewards points.

Disney offer

Speaking of Disney Movie Rewards, they are currently offering a FREE movie if you enter three DVD/Blu-ray codes. Choices include Cars, Secretariat, Dumbo, and Tron Legacy. You will have to pay shipping and handling but that’s a small price to pay.

300: Rise of an Empire has an upcoming FREE ticket promo on select copies of 300, Braveheart, Gladiator, Alexander, Troy, and either Clash of the Titans.

FREE Movies at the Carolina in January

Time for my monthly plug of FREE movies at Carolina Cinemas.

Carolina Cinemas

 

Every Tuesday night at 8 p.m.. the Asheville Film Society puts on a FREE classic movie. Membership is not necessary to attend. This has grown so popular that the show is now held downstairs in theater 6 instead of the cinema lounge.

The first part of this month is dedicated to Peter O’Toole who passed away recently.

01/07 – The Stunt Man (1980) – w/ Peter O’Toole

01/14 – The Ruling Class (1972) – w/ Peter O’Toole

01/21 – The Nuisance (1933)

01/28 – My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

Thursday Horror Picture Show

 

Every Thursday night at 8, there is a FREE horror movie in the cinema lounge.

01/09 – Cat People (1942)

01/16 – The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

01/23 – The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

01/30 – What a Carve Up! (1961)