Summer Dollar (or Free) Movies 2017

In my continuing efforts to provide updated information on fun, inexpensive things to do with your family over the summer, I have again researched dollar or free movie theater offerings for this summer.

Summer movies are great to avoid the heat and perhaps see some movies on the big screen that you missed the first time around. These movies often are on Redbox, but seeing a movie at the theater is always fun and with these programs it is a cheap outing!

Besides saving on ticket price, you can save money by:

  • asking about discounted food offerings that may go along with these summer programs. If none, ask about free refills.
  • packing a lunch to go on a picnic at a park afterwards.
  • asking about senior discounts, reward programs, mom and baby viewings, and special discounted showtimes for your next visit.

Be sure to ask if you can purchase tickets in advance or if you can only get them that day. If so, go early because lines can be long!

AMC TheatresSummer Movie Camp. Mondays and Wednesdays. Tickets for kids $4 (plus tax and includes a KidsPack of snack, popcorn and soda). Website does not clarify cost for adults. Program at AMC Classic locations in 37 states. Click on your location for dates and details.

B & B Theatres (formerly Dickinson Theatres) – Summer Kids Series – Tuesdays through Thursdays, beginning June 6, 2017. Cost: $3 per person. Locations in AR and FL.

Cinemark TheatresSummer Movie Clubhouse. Runs April 18 – Nov. 17, 2017. Days and dates vary by location. $1 per show or $5 for 10 shows if purchased in advance. They have participating theaters in 38 states. Click here to see participating theaters. Cinemark includes Century Theatres, CineArts, Tinseltown and Rave Cinemas.

CinemaworldSummer KidFest. Seven days a week starting June 2, 2017. FREE for kids, adults $2 or donation of non-perishable pet-food item. Schedule varies by location. Locations in FL and RI. This link is for the West Melbourne, FL, location. Click on the bottom link to change location.

Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Runs June 7 – Aug. 9, 2017. $1 per ticket. Multiple theaters in IL.

Clearview Cinemas I could not find information on their website about this year’s program, but they have offered one in the past. Locations in NJ, NY and PA.

Cobb Theatres – Their website does not have details for their Free Kids Summer Movie Escape program except to check your local theater for schedules. Locations in AL, CO, FL, GA, MD, NC, OH, and VA.

Georgia Theatre CompanySummer Kid Show Series. This series is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July. Cost is $1.50. Participating locations are in FL, GA, SC, and VA. You can change your location at the top of the page.

Goodrich Quality TheatersWeekday Morning Movies Summer Series. June 12 – Aug. 11, 2017. $1 per ticket or FREE for Frequent Moviegoer Reward members (up to 6 free admissions per member). Participating locations in FL, IL, IN, MI, and MO (Jefferson City and Columbia).

Harkins TheatresSummer Movie Fun. Shows start as early as May 22. Less than $1 per ticket. Locations in AZ, CA, CO, OK, and TX. Click on your preferred theater for their schedule and movie listings.

Malco TheatresKids Summer Film Fest. Runs Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 6 – July 26, 2017. $2 per ticket. Locations in AR, KY, LA, MS, MO, and TN.

Marcus TheatresKids Dream Summer Film Series. Runs Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, June 11 – Aug. 16, 2017, $3 per ticket. Locations in IA, IL, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, and WI.

Marquee CinemasSummer Kids Movie Program. Dates vary by location. FREE movies. Locations in CT, FL, KY, NC, NJ, NY, TN, VA, and WV.

Megaplex TheatresKids Summer Movies. Weekdays. Dates vary by location. $1.50 per person or $10 for 10 movies with Movie Pass. Scroll down page for details. Locations in  UT and NV.

Paragon TheatersFree Kids Movies. Tuesdays – Thursdays, June 13 – August 17, 2017. FREE. Locations in FL, IL, MD, MN, and VA.

Regal CinemasSummer Movie Express. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, $1 per ticket. Start dates vary by location. Regal Cinemas has locations in 48 states. Enter your city or zip code near the top to see participating locations near you.

Showcase CinemasBookworm Wednesdays. Wednesdays. FREE for kids 6 and older who present a book report at the box office of participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase or Multiplex Cinemas. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Locations in CT, MA, NJ, NY, OH, and RI. Participating locations not listed yet on the website.

Xscape TheatersKids’ Summer Movies. Dates vary by location. FREE. Locations in  FL, KY, NJ, OH, and MD.

Zephyrhills Cinema 10Summer Movies. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, May 30 – August 9, 2017. Cost $1. Located in Zephyrhills, FL.

If you find a theater offering a program that I missed, please let me know!

* For more summer family activities, click on the links here or on the Family ideas category on the bottom menu and/or click on the Family Fun Outside the Home page on the top menu bar.

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