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Movies are Free or Cheap All Summer

Movies are either free or cheap, all summer long

Watching movies in the summer is a family tradition in our house.  So when I heard about the free or cheap (like $1) movies at our local cinema we made it a weekly date with our kids.  School is letting out or will be soon across the country, so wouldn’t it be great to know what free or cheap movies are playing for the whole family?

I searched all the major cinemas companies across the US and it seems that they are pretty much all showing the same movies, not necessarily all the same weeks. I also found that some cinema companies have a printable schedule that lists all the movies but also has a coupon for discounts on popcorn or soda.  What a great savings!

So, no matter where you are traveling this summer it seems that there is some sort of free or cheap movie going on at a theatre near you.

These cinemas are participating in the summer movie program near you

Regal Cinemas – Regal Summer Movie Express

Family movies will be playing on Tuesdays and Wednesday for the summer!

“Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies in most locations start at 10:00 am. Check with your theatre for exact showtimes. Each week both movies play on both days. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.”


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AMC / Carmike Cinemas – Summer Movie Camp

Every Wednesday at 10am get admission to a kid-friendly movie for $4 + tax, but it also includes a AMC KidsPack.  The AMC KidsPack includes a popcorn, drink and FrootiTooti fruit snacks.  What a great value for only $4!


Cinemark – Summer Movie Clubhouse

“The Summer Movie Clubhouse is a ten-week program of recently released G and PG films for kids.”  The cost is only $1 and runs over a series of 10 weeks beginning May 21, 2018 to August 23, 2018.  You can also get a punch card and only pay $5 for whole 10 weeks!

Be sure to find your participating theatre and print off their showings schedule.  Most of the printable schedules have a coupon on the bottom.  Extra savings on popcorn or soda!  Score! Click here for participating theatres.


Marcus Theatres – Kids Dream Summer Film Series (sponsored by American Family Insurance)

Family movies are available for only $3.00 on Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays at 10am from June 24 – August 29th.

To get your FREE admission, click on the link here to be re-directed to American Family Insurance where you download a PDF for the FREE tickets.


Harkins Theatres – Summer Movie Fun

For over 43 years Harkins Theatres has been providing family films during the summer.  Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks for less than a $1 a movie!  Parents must accompany children during the movie.

Still have questions?  Click here to read the FAQs.


B & B Theatres – Summer Kids Series

Special pricing for the Summer Kids Series is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for 10am showings.  Price is only $3 and provides a safe and fun environment for the whole family.


A list movies that be showing (or more than likely) at a theatre near you this summer:


Still looking for other ideas or tips to keep your kids busy this summer?  Check out a few of our other blog posts:

Kids Bowl Free: All Summer Long

Visit the National Parks for Free

Vacation Ideas with Kids

8 Reasons to Cruise with Your Kids

10 Thing to Know Before Visiting Alaska with Kids

Family Cruising: Fact vs Fiction


  • Angie Surratt

    I'm the founder and publisher of My Family Guide. I'm a wife and mother of two. I've managed to visit all 50 states and travel to over 25 countries. Sharing my experiences, tip and tricks about my adventures.

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