How to Buy Movie Tickets With PayPal

By Christopher Godwin

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • PayPal account

  • PayPal debit card

Buying movie tickets with PayPal online and at movie theaters is easy once you understand the steps. While some theaters allow you to place orders in advance using your PayPal account, most require you to have a PayPal debit card. The PayPal debit card is easy to obtain, and it's a convenient way to use your PayPal account to purchase anything.

Register with PayPal and fund your account. You can link your PayPal account directly to your checking account, enabling easy money transfers between the two.

Apply for the PayPal debit card. You can find the application and information about the PayPal debit card, which works the same as most bank debit cards, by clicking on the link below to PayPal's debit card user agreement.

Once you have received your PayPal debit card, you can purchase movie tickets online with your card. This is particularly useful when buying tickets for large groups or for movies that might sell out. Sites like sell movie tickets in advance for many theaters in different areas.

If you don't want to buy tickets online, use your PayPal debit card at any movie theater that accepts MasterCard. Just like other debit cards, there is no additional fee for making purchases with your PayPal card.

Check if theaters near you offer discounts for using the PayPal debit card. Many large theater chains work with PayPal to offer discounts at the box office and sometimes even free tickets.


Read PayPal's information about its debit card, as fees, monetary limits and other rules may be a little different than debit cards you have used before.