A PRESS investigation has revealed that film fans in Dunfermline are being ripped off at the cinema.

A trip to the big screen for the latest blockbuster costs more at Odeon Dunfermline than it does in Edinburgh.

In some cases, West Fifers are spending £3.50 more on tickets for the SAME film than at Odeon’s cinemas in the capital.

Every ticket option available to purchase at the outlet at Fife Leisure Park costs more than the screen giant’s alternative on Lothian Road.

The highly-popular Mamma Mia Here We Go Again was released in July with four showings this Saturday in Dunfermline and Edinburgh.

An adult ticket for the 8.15pm screening costs £12.50 in Dunfermline, £2.25 more than it does across the Forth at the Lothian Road venue, which is showing the film just 15 minutes earlier.

Student and teens are also being hit in the pocket as their ticket comes in at £10.75 compared to the £8.75 bill in Edinburgh.

Seniors can expect to pay £2.50 more for their ticket than their city counterparts while families also need to take more cash with them for the latest film. 

Parents treating their kids to a flick need to bring £3.50 more with them to take advantage of the family offers available (one or two adults with two or three under-12s).

Prices fluctuate between films but the cost in Dunfermline is always higher.

When asked by the Press to explain the discrepancy, an Odeon spokesperson said: “There are many factors that influence our ticket prices, including ticket type, time of day, type of film, location, local property rent and other costs.

"Our overall aim is to give our guests the best possible experience at great value, with all prices clearly listed in our cinemas and online.

“We offer lots of choice including Odeon Limitless for our most regular guests, as well as a variety of seat and time choices for everyone, along with regular promotions and deals.”