Summer Movies For Cheap (Or FREE!)

Summer Movies

If your kids are like mine, they have probably seen most of the movies being offered for cheap or free at theaters across the country this summer.  However, if you want a cool break and a chance to enjoy movies your kids love on the big screen again, it's a great opportunity.  But, don't just look up theaters where you live.  If you are traveling anywhere this summer you might want to see if there will be any participating theaters near your vacation destination.  It would be a cheap outing and a chance to hang out with the locals.

Regal Cinemas is continuing their $1 summer movies.  They are offering them for 9 weeks at 10 AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Click on the picture to find a theater in your area and check the start date.  Insider Tip:  If you have a Regal Crown Club card, show it when you purchase tickets and on TUESDAYS you will receive a coupon for a $2 small popcorn which you can upgrade to a large for $2 more. That's a savings of $4.25 and you may get a free refill of the large. They are also handing out passport booklets to get stamped for each movie you see. If you see 8, then the 9th one is free!

WeekTitleRatingStart Time
1Hotel TransylvaniaPG10am
1The Smurfs 2PG10am
2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2PG10am
2The Pirates: Band of MisfitsPG10am
3Arthur ChristmasPG10am
3Despicable Me 2PG10am
4The Lego MoviePG10am
4Free BirdsPG10am
5Adventures of TinTinPG10am
5Rise of the GuardiansPG10am
6Kung Fu Panda 2PG10am
6Madagascar 3PG10am
7The CroodsPG10am
8Walking with DinosaursPG10am
9Mr. Peabody & ShermanPG10am
9Rio 2G10am

Santikos Theaters has 8 locations in Texas.  They are once again offering a FREE movie each week on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 AM.  They will run for 6 weeks.  Update (6/4): Here is the new list of movies for this summer.  

Cinemark is offering $1 movies every Wednesday at 10 AM.  You can also purchase tickets to all 10 movies for $5 in advance. 

Harkins Theaters are located in AZ, CA, CO, OK and TX.  They are offering 10 movies for $6 throughout the summer or $2 per movie, as seating allows.  Their movies begin at 9:45 AM.

Bow Tie Cinemas is offering FREE movies at their theaters in CT, MD, NJ, NY and VA.  Their 9 weeks of movies begins June 24 and 25 with showings every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 AM.

Cobb Theatres are located in FL, AL, CO, GA, and VA.  They are offering 8 weeks of FREE movies.  Follow the link to the main website and then click on your location to find the link to the schedule.  It appears they are offering viewings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10 AM.

Carmike Cinemas are offering summer movies for kidsThey are located in 38 states and the movies, schedule and cost varies by location. 

Marquee Cinemas in WV, FL, VA, KY, NC, NY, PA, NJ, and CT offered summer movies last year.  They do not currently have anything listed, but hopefully that will change.

Premiere Cinemas are offering summer movies on Wednesdays.  Find your location through the link for specific details.

Malco Theatres are offering $2 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM from June 3 - July 30.  They have locations in TN, AR, KY and MS.

UltraStar Cinemas in CA and AZ offer 50¢ summer kids movies that vary by location.

Dickinson Theatres are located in AR, AZ, KS, MO, NE, OK and TX.  Click on the theater near you and then click on the Summer Vacation Movie link for the flyer for that cinema.  Some are free and some are $1.

AmStar Cinemas has locations in AL, FL, GA, KY, NC, and SC.  They will have movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM.  For $3.50 they offer a box of popcorn and kid's soda with the ticket.

Marcus Theatres are in WI, IL, IA, MN, NE, ND, and OH.  They are showing $2 movies at 10 AM on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from June 15 - August 13.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is offering Alamo Kids Camp with free summer movies their various locations in Austin.  Currently, they do not have anything listed for their Houston and Katy locations.  

Showcase Cinemas in NY, NJ, RI, CT, MA and OH are offering Bookworm Wednesdays at some of their locations this summer.  They have a downloadable book report that each child fills out (It's short.) and brings with them to view the movie for free.     

Muller Family Theatres in MN are offering free summer movies at their 8 locations.

Georgia Theatre Company has locations in FL, SC, VA and GA.  They are offering $1 movies on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM.

Portage Theatres in Portage, WI will be showing summer movies for kids on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer for 50¢ per person.  Update (6/8):  The Summer Family Movie Series begins June 17th!  Check the website for the list of movies.

Studio Movie Grill is offering 13 weeks of summer movies for kids.  They have upped their price to $2 per person this summer, but it may be worth the splurge.  Their seating is very comfortable and if you order any drinks, including free water, they will bring refills at the touch of a button.

AMC Theatres- In case you noticed their absence on this list, it is because they stopped offering free or cheap summer kids' movies in 2010.


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