Guys, it’s gonna get hot out there this summer, and your kids are going to need a break from the sun. Luckily, tons of theaters have programs for kids and offer free or cheap movie tickets through the summer. Check out all the ones we’ve found!

Note: Check with your local theaters to see if they’re participating.

 

1. Go to AMC Theaters‘ Summer Movie Camp for $4 movie tickets and free snacks.

Ticket Price: $4.00
Showtimes: 9:30 a.m.
Days: Wednesday

Kids get a free child-size popcorn, fountain drink and candy!

Movies playing:

  • Trolls
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Wonder Park
  • Smallfoot
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

 

2. See 10 movies for $5.00 at Cinemark theaters.

Ticket Price: $5.00 for the all-summer pass or $1.00 each
Showtimes: check with local theater
Days: Monday – Thursday (depending on location)

Movies playing:

  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Smallfoot
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • The Lego Movie
  • The SpongeBob Movie
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Peter Rabbit

 

3. Buy a $7.00 pass to see 10 movies at Harkins Theatres.

Ticket Price: $7.00 for the all-summer pass or $2.00 each
Showtimes: 9:45 a.m.
Days: Monday – Friday

Movies playing:

  • Happy Feet
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Smallfoot
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Trolls
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Shrek

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4. Watch $1.00 movies every Wednesday at Classic Cinemas and join in on games and activities.

Ticket Price: $1.00
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Wednesday

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for kids, giving them an hour before showtime to hang out with characters and participate in games and activities. If you have a group of 15 or more, you can even make a reservation!

Movies playing:

  • Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
  • Trolls
  • Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Smallfoot
  • The Lorax
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Wonder Park

 

 

5. Get $2.00 admission into summer movies at Metropolitan Theatres.

Ticket Price: $2.00
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday – Thursday (depending on location)

Movies playing:

  • June 11th: The Secret Life of Pets
  • June 18th: Hotel Transylvania 3
  • June 25th: Peter Rabbit
  • July 2nd: Rise of the Guardians
  • July 9th: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 16th: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • July 23rd: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • July 30th: Minions
  • August 6th: Smallfoot
  • August 13th: Sing

 

6. Watch $3.00 movies at Marcus Theatres’ Kids Dream Summer Film Series.

Ticket Price: $3.00
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday

Movies playing:

  • June 16th, 17th and 19th: The Lego Movie 2
  • June 23rd, 24th and 26th: The Lorax
  • June 30th, July 1st and 3rd: A Dog’s Way Home
  • July 7th, 8th and 10th: Smallfoot
  • July 14th, 15th and 17th: Hotel Transylvania 3
  • July 21st, 22nd and 24th: Despicable Me
  • July 28th, 29th and 31st: Wonder Park
  • August 4th, 5th and 7th: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • August 11th, 12th and 14th: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

 

7. Watch for Regal Cinemas’ summer movies coming soon.

 

Ticket Price: $1.00
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Movies playing:

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Shrek
  • The Croods
  • Puss in Boots
  • Despicable Me
  • Turbo
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • The House With a Clock in Its Walls
  • Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Paddington 2
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Small Foot
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • The Lego movie
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Sing
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Boss Baby
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Trolls
  • Minions
  • Madagascar
  • Shrek 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3D
  • Storks

 

8. Visit select Cobb Theatres for 16 free movies.

Ticket Price: Free
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday – Thursday

Movies playing:

  • June 11th – 13th: Smallfoot
  • June 11th – 13th: Dr Seuss’ The Grinch
  • June 18th – 20th: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • June 18th – 20th: Penguins of Madagascar
  • June 25th – 27th: Paddington 2
  • June 25th – 27th: Curious George
  • July 2nd – 4th: Hotel Transylvania 3
  • July 2nd – 4th: Peter Rabitt
  • July 9th – 11th: Emoji Movie
  • July 9th – 11th: Madagascar
  • July 16th – 18th: Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • July 16th – 18th: Home
  • July 23rd – 25th: Lego Movie 2
  • July 23rd – 25th: Minions
  • July 30th – August 1st: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 30th – August 1st: Captain Underpants

 

9. Get a $10.00 pass for 10 movies at Megaplex theaters.

Ticket Price: $10.00 for the all-summer pass or $1.50 each
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. for sensory-friendly

Movies playing:

  • Week 1: Smallfoot
  • Week 2: Paddington 2
  • Week 3: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Week 4: The Iron Giant
  • Week 5: Peter Rabbit
  • Week 6: Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Week 7: Sherlock Gnomes
  • Week 8: The Lego Movie 2
  • Week 9: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Week 10: Wonder Park

 

10. Pay $3.00 a person at B&B Theatres.

Ticket Price: $3.00
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday – Thursday

Movies playing:

  • June 4th – 6th: Secret Life of Pets
  • June 11th – 13th: Despicable Me 2
  • June 18th – 20th: Sing
  • June 25th – 27th: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • July 2nd – 4th: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
  • July 9th – 11th: Trolls
  • July 16th – 18th: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 23rd – 25th: Shrek

 

 

11. Watch free movies at Bow Tie Cinemas.

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Ticket Price: Free
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday

Movies playing:

  • June 25th and 26th: Trolls
  • July 2nd and 3rd: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 9th and 10th: Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 16th and 17th: Sing
  • July 23rd and 24th: Shrek
  • July 30th and 31st: Minions
  • August 6th and 7th: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • August 13th and 14th: The House with a Clock in the Walls
  • August 20th and 21st: Captain Underpants

 

12. Head to Malco Theatres‘ Kids Summer Film Fest for $2.00 movies.

Ticket Price: $2.00
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday

Movies playing:

  • June 4th and 5th: Despicable Me 3
  • June 11th and 12th: Minions
  • June 18th and 19th: Secret Life of Pets
  • June 25th and 26th: Sing
  • July 2nd and 3rd: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
  • July 9th and 10th: Trolls
  • July 16th and 17th: Puss in Boots
  • July 23rd and 24th: Shrek
  • July 30th and 31st: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

 

13. Pick from two different showings every week at Georgia Theatre Company.

Ticket Price: $1.50
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Movies playing:

  • June 4th and 6th: Smallfoot
  • June 11th and 13th: Peter Rabbit
  • June 18th and 20th: Early Man
  • June 25th and 27th: Paddington 2
  • July 2nd and 4th: Sherlock Gnomes
  • July 9th and 11th: The Lego Movie 2
  • July 16th and 18th: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 23rd and 25th: Wonder Park

 

 

14. Watch free movies at Paragon Theaters.

 

Ticket Price: Free
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday – Thursday

Movies playing:

  • June 11th – 13th: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
  • June 18th – 20th: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  • June 25th – 27th: Trolls
  • July 9th – 11th: Shrek
  • July 16th – 18th: Despicable Me
  • July 23rd – 25th: Sing
  • July 30th – August 1st: Penguins or Madagascar
  • August 6th – 8th: Captain Underpants

 

15. Watch free movies Tuesday – Thursday at Phoenix Big Cinemas.

Ticket Price: Free
Showtimes: 10:00 a.m.
Days: Tuesday – Thursday

Movies playing:

  • Smallfoot
  • Trolls
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lorax
  • Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
  • Despicable Me
  • Curious George
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Shrek
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Puss in Boots
  • Minions
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Sing
  • Peter Rabbit
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

 

16. Check out Ultra Star Cinemas for $1.00 movies.

Ticket Price: $1.00
Showtimes: 9:30 a.m.
Days: Monday – Friday (depending on location)

Movies playing:

  • Week 1: The Secret Life of Pets
  • Week 2: The Grinch
  • Week 3: Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Week 4: Smallfoot
  • Week 5: Trolls
  • Week 6: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Week 7: The Lego Movie 2
  • Week 8: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

 

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17. Watch 16 free movies at Marquee Cinemas.

Ticket Price: Free
Showtime: 9:30 a.m.
Days: Tuesday – Thursday

Movies playing:

  • Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Shrek
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Smallfoot
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • The Grinch
  • Night at the Museum
  • Ferdinand
  • Ice Age
  • The Lego Movie 2
  • Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Wonder Park
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

 

18. Kids can watch a movie for free at Showcase Cinemas with a book report.

Kids just have to present a book report at the ticket booth and will get free admission to select children’s movies on Bookworm Wednesdays. Parents, guardians, or children under the age of six get to watch a movie with the reader for free.

 

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