See Film First is one of many sites that allow you to sign up and receive invitations to cinema previews of new films. It’s a great way to save money if your a student as the showings are completely free, you also get to take along a friend if you apply for two tickets.
They are however often at times you would not consider going to the cinema, around early evening. One of the biggest problems I had was that the cinema I wanted to see it in was often filled before I got a chance to submit my request for tickets, you really have to be on the ball to get a pair as they go within a few minutes of the email invitation being sent! You may also not get invited to the films you’d prefer, often I’ve been invited to films that are of little interest to me, and not been invited to films I’d have loved to see such as Die Hard 4.0 and Indiana Jones.
It won’t be convenient for everyone either, these previews are not in every cinema in the country, and are usually limited to big cinemas in the large towns and cities.
It isn’t a scam though, when you are successful you are able to print out your ticket and go to the cinema to watch your film, as it is a preview there are often stricter rules in place, last time I went was to Hot Fuzz and there were two security guards outside the entrance to the screen!
It’s another great way to save money as a student, and the bonus is you get to see the film before everyone else as well! Its a win-win situation!
External Link: See Film First