Summer movies are a great way to take a break from the hot sun, eat some popcorn and enjoy a movie with your kids! And, many large theaters participate in FREE or very inexpensive Summer Film Festivals with fun titles like Rio2, How to Train Your Dragon, The BoxTrolls, The LEGO Movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and lots more.
Here’s a roundup of the ones I know about but be sure to call your local theater if you don’t see yours listed here to ask if they offer any summer specials or FREE Movies. Or if you know offhand of any programs you want to share with other readers, please feel free to share it in the comments with any info or link you can provide and I will add it to the post.
When you’re making plans, my advice is to get to the theater early, as sometimes there are whole groups of children from day camps arriving and they can fill up the theaters fast. Some of these programs may require you to enter your location first to see a schedule and list of movies. Hopefully the links below will help get you started…
CINEMARK SUMMER MOVIE CLUBHOUSE
All movies are rated G or PG and you can get 10 tickets in advance for $5, or pay just $1 per ticket at the box office on the day of the movie. Go HERE for more details and to find a location near you. Once you click on your location, you should see a full schedule for your theater plus, watch for a $1 off coupon for a movie snack pack.
REGAL CINEMAS, UNITED ARTISTS & EDWARDS THEATERS SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
The 2015 Regal Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with $1 admission. Movies will all be rated G or PG and start dates vary by location. You can check to see if you have a local participating theater along with movie titles and schedule on the Regal Entertainment Group Summer Movie Express site. Movies are being offered by select Regal Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards Theaters.
CARMIKE CINEMAS SUMMER KID SERIES
This summer, kids can enjoy a movie, popcorn and a Coca-Cola product for only $4 at select theaters. Carmike has not released their Summer schedule yet, but keep watch HERE on their website, it should be posted soon.
MARCUS THEATRES KIDS DREAM SUMMER FILM SERIES
This summer, from 6/12 thru 8/17, Marcus Theatres will be showing family movies every Sunday, Monday, & Wednesday at 10 am, including titles like Dr. Seuss the Lorax, The Peanuts Movie, Minions, The Lego Movie, and more. Admission is only $3 and concessions are $2.75 for popcorn and $2.75 for fountain drinks. For a complete schedule of this summer’s movies and dates, you can go HERE. Marcus Theatres can be found in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, & Wisconsin.
BOWTIE CINEMAS FREE KIDS SUMMER FILM SERIES
Bowtie offers FREE admission to select kids’ movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am, starting 6/21 and running all summer thru 8/17 at participating Bowtie Cinemas with tickets issued on a first come-first served basis. You can go HERE for list of movies and participating theaters in CT, MD, NJ, NY, & VA.
MARQUEE CINEMAS SUMMER KIDS’ MOVIE PROGRAM
You can see a family movie for FREE, each week this summer at Marquee Cinemas in select states, including CT, FL, KY, NC, NJ, NY, TN, VA, & WV. You can go HERE for specific theater locations and more details.