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 Theatres – Summer 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.
Cinemark Theatres – Summer 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.
Cinemaworld – Summer 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.
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 Company – Summer 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 Theaters – Weekday 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 Theatres – Summer 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.
Regal Cinemas – Summer 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 Cinemas – Bookworm 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.
If you find a theater offering a program that I missed, please let me know!