12 of the Best Free & Cheap Summer Movie Offers for Kids

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Enjoy cheap movies with the kids all summer long! 🎥🍿🎬

Looking for a little inexpensive entertainment for the kiddos this summer? Taking the whole family to the movies can get really expensive, but fortunately, many theaters offer cheap kids’ summer movies that the whole family can enjoy!

Check out this list of kid-friendly summer movie offers to help your crew beat the heat (and the inevitable summer boredom) without blowing your entertainment budget on one trip to the movies!

Here are the best cheap (and even free!) summer movie offers for kids in 2023:

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Choose your own price for Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

All summer long, kids ages 3 and up can enjoy classic and family-favorite films at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas for just $1, $3, or $5. Choose your own ticket price and buy your tickets online to reserve your seats in advance. All proceeds benefit local non-profits working to make your community a better place.

Movie selection and dates may vary by location, so visit this page for more information!

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Tickets to AMC’s Summer Movie Camp 2023 start at just $3!

AMC’s Summer Movie Camp is now underway and showing a new family-friendly movie every week for the entire summer. All the movies are rated PG and the price of admission is super affordable!

This fun event runs through August 30th, 2023. Availability and show times do vary by location, but most AMC Theatres will have Movie Camp titles showing on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the end of August. Tickets are just $3 on Wednesdays and $5 on Saturdays. Best of all, everyone in the family qualifies for the discounted tickets – not just the kids!

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Stop by the Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Theaters.

From June 19 – August 10, participating Cinemark Theaters will be hosting an 8-Week Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse event every Wednesday. See kid-friendly movies for just $1.50 per ticket, and save on snacks too with $1 off kids’ snack packs and popcorn and drink combos during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

Head on over here for more details and showtimes, and to find a participating theater near you.

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Catch a $2 movie at Classic Cinemas every Wednesday.

From June 7 through August 9, Classic Cinemas will be showing family-friendly movies for just $2 per ticket. You can get reserved seating tickets online with no convenience fee, or buy tickets at the theatre. Doors open at 9 AM for entertainment and games, and the movie begins at 10 AM.

All locations will have a Wednesday morning showtime for guests with special sensory needs. With the lights turned up and the sound turned down, moviegoers can talk and move around.

Visit the Classic Cinemas site for the 2023 lineup and more details.

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Take the kids for some inexpensive Harkins Summer Movie Fun.

For just $8, you can purchase a season pass for the 2023 Harkins Summer Movie Fun program. That price grants you admission to eight movies throughout the course of the eight-week program.

The SMF Program is exclusively for children 13 and under, but adults can purchase season passes for the same price as long as they’re accompanying a child to each movie.

Harkins Summer Movie Fun runs from June 5th through July 28th with 9:45 AM showtimes. Check the Harkins Summer Movie Fun 2023 page for all the details!

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Movie fans of all ages can see FREE family-friendly movies at Marquee Cinemas.

All summer long, Marquee Cinemas will be showing FREE kids’ movies for the whole family at 9:30 AM on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participation will vary by location, so head on over here and select your local cinema for titles and showtimes near you.

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See 10 movies for $10 at Megaplex Theatres.

Starting May 29, Megaplex Theatres are showing one kids’ movie a week for 10 weeks and offering passes to see all 10 of the movies for just $10! Passes may be purchased online or at any participating Megaplex Theatres Box Office. Head on over to their website to see the summer movie schedule based on your location.

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Take the kids to a movie for just $2 at Metropolitan Theatres.

From June 13 through August 10, Metropolitan Theatres are having a Summer Kids Film Series every week for just $2 per ticket. For $10, you can upgrade your child’s ticket to a Kid’s Package, which includes a movie and lunch at MetroLux Dine-In Theatres. Dates and times vary by location, so head on over here to see program availability near you!

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Take the whole family to Phoenix Theatres for FREE movies all summer long!

At 10 AM every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning this summer, Phoenix Theatres will be showing family-friendly movies for FREE! Doors open at 9 AM and all age groups are welcome. Plus, they’ll have a special Kiddie Meal available! Find a location near you.

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Climb aboard the Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas.

This summer, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, and Edwards Theaters will be hosting their Summer Movie Express every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 AM. Moviegoers of all ages are invited to enjoy a selection of family-friendly films for just $2. Visit their site for more details and to find a participating theater near you.

Showcase Cinemas

Trade a book report for a FREE movie at Showcase Cinemas.

Showcase Cinemas has a summer reading program called Bookworm Wednesdays that offers kids free admission to a select children’s film. When they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas box office, they’ll get free admission to the movie as a reward!

Better yet, accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age also receive free admission without having to submit a book report! View the Bookworm Wednesday movie lineup here.

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Check out the Children’s Summer Series at Studio Movie Grill.

From May 29 through August 24, participating Studio Movie Grill locations will be hosting their Children’s Summer Series. These titles are scheduled for the first showtime of the day every Monday through Thursday. Tickets are $6 and include a small popcorn and a small drink.

While you’re out with the family, stop into one of these restaurants where kids can eat FREE or cheap!

About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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