2023. Prices may vary by location and are updated frequently.
Below are the estimated Malco ticket prices.
Before 6:30 P.M.
|Children (ages 2-11) - Before 6:30P.M. Starting Price||$6.51|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - Before 6:30P.M. Starting Price||$7.51|
|Seniors (ages 65+)- Before 6:30P.M. Starting Price||$6.51|
After 6:30 P.M.
|Children (ages 2-11) - After 6:30P.M. Starting Price||$5.51|
|Adults (ages 12 & up) - After 6:30P.M. Starting Price||$7.00|
|Seniors (ages 65+) - After 6:30P.M. Starting Price||$6.51|
One of the ways that make the Malco brand unique is its history. Most old brands (and even many of the new cinema brands) tend to go through ownership changes over the years. But the Lightman family established Malco Theatres, Inc. more than a hundred years ago, and the family has continued to run the company through 4 generations.
It began in 1915, with Morris Lightman founding the Sterling Amusement Company and opening the Liberty Theater. In 1919, he followed up with the Majestic Theater. This particular theater was special as it was able to seat up to 400 viewers.
Malco has faced and overcome various challenges and issues over the years, and still the Lightman family remains in charge. Since it’s a family-run business, it’s not surprising that it focuses on a family-friendly style. Malco also operates bowling centers and other family entertainment centers.
The Malco brand runs 33 theatres, with a total of at least 340 screens. These theaters can be found in:
Every theater location uses full digital projection technology, but many of the theaters still have film projection systems as well. You have the Dolby Digital 3D and Dolby Digital Cinema. The old-school system comes in handy with some private showings, such as birthday parties, corporate events, and church meetings.
Online reservations are available through the official Malco website, though the ticket prices online may be higher. This is because you’re able to pick your particular seats, while you avoid the tedious line.
Malco offers both Twilight and Midnight Shows, along with the Summer Drive-in shows. The opening time is dusk for the summer shows, but it is early evening for the fall and winter drive-in shows.
As you may have noticed, the prices are comparatively low, so entire families can enjoy an evening of movie magic without busting the budget. You get the standard fare here, with fountain drinks along with chocolates, candies, and standard kettle popcorn.
At least Malco uses zero trans-fat oil for the popcorn. This oil is also gluten-free and kosher, which is great for those with particular dietary preferences.
Many locations have schedules for open caption films, and those with hearing issues can also enjoy specially-designed headphones. Every Malco theater offer handicap-accessible facilities with companion seating.
Malco sells reloadable gift cards too, with denominations reaching up to $100. The gift cards can be used for movie tickets and concessions. You can even buy on-the-go bags of Malco popcorn, which is available in 3 sizes.
You can also buy movie tickets in bulk at discounted prices. You can get 50 VIP tickets for only $400, while 50 VIP concession tickets cost $$455. These vouchers give you the one drink with popcorn combo, along with complimentary refills.
With Malco, you get a simple no-frills movie experience that won’t bust your budget. The entire point is to let the whole family come and enjoy a simple movie-watching experience. With proper technology mixed with standard drinks and excellent popcorn, what else do you really need? This is the type of place the whole family can visit every week!
To find an Malco near your location, visit their official website.