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Cinema Discounts

Following our recent communication about your Cinema Benefits platform, we’d like to firstly take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience while the service remains unavailable.

As you may be aware, the Filmology Cinema Benefits website is currently offline due to a very sophisticated and targeted attack on the system they use to host their Cinema Benefits platform. This attack gained unauthorised access to data from payment cards that were used on Sodexo Filmology platforms between 19th March - 3rd April 2018, and has been communicated directly with those affected. These attacks could not be detected despite implementing a number of preventative security measures with CREST-approved security specialists. For this reason, they have taken the decision to remove access to the current site until the issues have been resolved entirely. This is to eliminate any further potential risk, and to ensure they continue to protect consumers’ data. They are continuing to work with the relevant authorities and security experts while the investigation is ongoing.

In the meantime, please bear with us while the site remains offline. Be assured this is essential to protect the security of all our users and we are doing everything we can to provide access to Cinema Benefits via alternative means.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused you, and we are doing all that we can to provide access to the Cinema Benefits platform via alternative means which we are making good progress on. We will update you on this in the coming days, but in the meantime, if you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your Account Manager, or if you wish to speak to one of their Customer Services Team they can be contacted on 0800 040 7193.


The OU Club have negotiated an agreement with Filmology to allow staff to access savings on cinema tickets

  • You can purchase cinema tickets at up to 40%* discount on the box office prices at over 300 cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland. (max 10 tickets per months, purchased in twos but can be used individually)
  • This is open to OU Staff only (including retired staff)
  • Discounts available at Cineworld, Odeon , Empire, IC Cinemas and Showcase (Picture House and other Independent cinemas).
  • Ecodes and paper vouchers (as we sold before) available at Cineworld.  (Please note Cineworld charges 50p to book online with an ecode, you can use the ecode at the cinema with no booking fee)
  • Discount (currently 26%) on unlimited Cineworld card
  • Up to 50% discount of popcorn and drinks (max 10 vouchers per month) at Cineworld.

To become a member, please register using this FORM.


Once registered you will then need to pay £1.50 to the Open University Club, Drop in sessions will be advertised on a regular basis.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL BE INVITED TO A DROP IN SESSION IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE. PLEASE DON'T EMAIL The OU Club or OU Social box, as we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Once you registered with the OU Club and paid, you will be issued with a 16 digit code by email within 1 week. You can use this code to log in and register on the Discount site. 

This code will be valid for 1 month, once registered on the site you will have 1 years worth of access to the discounts.

If you want to continue your membership after 1 year, we will email you to request the next payment (£1.50 maybe subject to some inflation) and your access will be maintained. If you don't pay your access will be removed to the discount page and you will need to re-register to get access to the discounts.


For a full explanation of booking process please ensure you read the FAQs on the Discount site ONCE you have received your code. It's that easy, even your OU Club Committee members made it work!!!