Free or Very Cheap Movies for Kids this Summer

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Summer movies for free or cheap 2015

I just love today’s tip. It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming, many kids will be out of school soon, and many theater chains are getting ready fun Summer special offerings for as little as $1 or less!

Grab a pencil (or your phone) and make notes in your calendar. Remember to get to the theaters early because for many of these special offerings, it’s first come, first serve seating (All the details listed below are subject to change, so be sure to check the theaters’ websites to stay updated, thanks!):

Regal Entertainment Group

Summer Movie Express 2015:  Runs for 9 weeks from June to August (varies by city). Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., watch a movie for $1 (A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute).  Check for details, participating theaters, dates and more at the Summer Movie Express website here.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Week 1 – Nut Job – Annie
  • Week 2 – Earth to Echo – The Boxtrolls
  • Week 3 – Paddington – Turbo
  • Week 4 – Rio 2 – How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • Week 5 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman – The Book of Life
  • Week 6 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Penguins of Madagascar
  • Week 7 – Madagascar 3 – Dolphin Tale 2
  • Week 8 – Muppets Most Wanted – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Week 9 – The Lego Movie  – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Showcase Cinemas

Read a book, watch a movie for FREE! Just bring your book report* on Wednesdays at 10 am from July 8th to July 29th, 2015 (Except Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere and Showcase Cinema Woburn where movies are at 9 am). Download the book report form at the Showcase Cinemas website right here. Click on the link for more details and a list of participating theaters.

*Adults and children under six accompanying a participant child receive free admission as well and don’t need to submit a book report.

Here’s the schedule:

  • July 8 – Río
  • July 15 – Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 22 – How to Train your Dragon 2
  • July 29 – Annie

REI Cinemas

Summer Movie Series: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am and 11 am FREE for everybody. For more details and participating theaters please click here. The schedule:

  • June 9, 10 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • June 16, 17 – LEGO movie
  • June 23, 24 – Rio 2 and Dolphin Tale 2
  • June 30, July 1 – Annie
  • July 7, 8 – Despicable Me 2 and Mom’s Night Out
  • July 14, 15 – Sponge Bob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water
  • July 21, 22 – Penguins of Madagascar and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • July 28, 29 – Paddington and Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  • August 4, 5 – How to Train your Dragon 2
  • August 11, 12 – Boxtrolls


Summer Movie Club House: Coming soon! As soon as they publish the information we will let you know.  Click here to visit its website.

Maya Cinemas

Kids’ Summer Film Festival: Maya Cinemas hasn’t published the information for the Kids’ Summer Film Festival just yet, but we did discover that they do something very nice for families with kids with special needs. The first Saturday of every month, they present family friendly films with lower sound volume and brighter lighting. The admission is free for all guests with special needs, and just $5 each for their family, friends and guardians. Please visit Maya Cinemas for more information.


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