Free Summer Movie Progams for Kids
Free Fun for the Whole Family
Don't let the high price of movie tickets keep you from taking your kids to the big screen when school's out. Many movie theaters offer free (or almost free) family-friendly movies during the summer. You'll have to settle for flicks that have already made their way to DVD, be prepared to arrive early to get a seat, and forget about evening or weekend showtimes in favor of early mid-week showings, but if you're willing to deal with these minor hurdles, you can save a bundle and have a blast.
Some of the movies being shown for free this summer at a variety of theaters include "Shrek Forever After," "Kung Fu Panda," "How to Train Your Dragon," and "Despicable Me," but be sure to check the theater's official website to get a complete list of participating movies and showtimes.
Below you'll find a list of movie theaters with summer programs and links to their websites where you can get a list of participating movies and showtimes.
Enjoy the show!
- Regal Summer Movie Express
Regal started offering free summer movie for kids in 1991, but in 2011,they will charge $1. Selected G- and PG-rated movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity.
- Rave Motion Pictures Kidtoons
Rave Motion Pictures Free Family Film Festival starts June 10 and lasts for eight weeks. Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 am, moviegoers can get free admission to G- and PG-rated movies. Movies are first come, first serve.
- AMC Theatres Summer MovieCamp
AMC's Summer MovieCamp charges $1 for its summer movie camp, but proceeds for their Wednesday morning summer movies benefit Variety - The Children's Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. This year the pro
- Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cinemark offers 10 weeks of nearly free movies during the summer. If you purchase all 10 movies in advance, you'll pay only $5. You can also purchase movies separately at the box office for $1.00 per show.
- Dickinson Summer Vacation Movie Series
Dickinson Theaters has locations in 11 states and offers eight family-friendly films during its Summer Vacation Movie Series. Depending on your location, films are free or cheap ($10 for 8 movies).
- Marcus Theatres Kids Rule Summer Film Festival
Marcus Theatres offers $2.50 movies for kids every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 am during their summer festival, which starts June 18. You can also get a free complimentary-size popcorn. No shows on July 2 or July 3.
- Kerasotes Theaters Summer Movie Program
Kerasotes Theatres' summer movie program runs for six weeks, from June 18 - July 31. The theater offers free admissions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am on specially selected family films.
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