11 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 summer movie deals just for kids.

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 2021:

Stop by the Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Theaters.

From June 16 – August 4, 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, large popcorns, and large drinks during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

Head on over here for more details, showtimes, or to find a participating theater 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 $1. Visit their site for more details and to find a participating theater near you.

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 three local non-profits. Movie selection and dates may vary by location, so visit this page for more information!

Catch a $2 movie at Classic Cinemas every Wednesday.

From June 9 through August 11, Classic Cinemas will be showing family-friendly movies for just $2 per ticket. Showtimes will be staggered starting between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM, and one stadium at each theater will be reserved for a sensory-friendly screening. Visit their site for the 2021 lineup and more details.

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

From May 31 through September 3, 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 Friday. Tickets are $6 and include a small popcorn and a small drink.

Take the kids to the Family Fun Series at Harkins Theaters.

From June 11 through July 22, My Harkins Awards Members can see a family favorite movie for only $3 ($5 for non-members). Plus, Awards Members can get 50% off a Kids Combo each weekday before 6 PM. You can find more information about the Harkins Theaters Family Fun Series here.

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

From June 8 through August 12, Metropolitan Theatres is 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 – head on over here to see program availability near you!

See 10 movies for $10 at Megaplex Theatres.

Starting May 26, Megaplex Theatres are showing one kids’ movie a week for 10 weeks and offering up 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 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.

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. Participation will vary by location, so head on over here and select your local cinema for titles and showtimes near you.

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.

Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age also receive free admission without having to submit a book report!

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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Comments 8

  1. Mrs. Ferreira

    Thank you for posting this!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome!

  2. amy

    nothing in NY for any of these. That’s a bummer! I would have loved to take advantage of these awesome deals!

    • Amber

      Not sure where in NY you’re located. I’m in Buffalo. States that Williamsville, Orchard Park, and Niagara Falls Regal Theaters will be participating.

  3. mhdz

    Thank you so much!! 😍

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are very welcome, mhdz!

  4. Sarah

    Idk about all regal cinemas but mine does 1/2 price popcorn on Tuesdays so I take my kids to one of the $1 movies and split a big popcorn for under $10

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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