Free or Very Cheap Movies for Kids this Summer 2017


Free or Very Cheap Movies for Kids this Summer 2017 -

I know all you moms are already looking for summer activities for the kids. My tip today is about movies! Here is my list of theaters (in alphabetical order) which offer free, or very cheap, movies for kids this summer, 2017.

Remember to arrive at theaters early because, for many of these special offerings, it’s first come, first serve seating.

(All details listed below are subject to change without notice, so be sure to check theaters’ websites to stay updated, thanks!)

Free or Very Cheap Movies for Kids this Summer 2017

Bow-Tie Cinemas

Summer Kid Series: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am from June 20 to August 16, admission is FREE! For more details, movies, and participating theaters please click here.

Here is the schedule:

  • June 20-21: Hotel Transylvania
  • June 27-28: The Angry Birds Movie
  • July 5 (only): The Peanuts Movie
  • July 11-12: Storks
  • July 18-19: Ice Age- Collision Course
  • July 25-26: Trolls
  • August 1-2: Kun Fu Panda 3
  • August 8-9: Hotel Transylvania 2
  • August 15-16: Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs 2


Summer Movie Club House: Watch 10 shows for $5 (purchased in advance) or $1 per show at the box office of participating theaters. Click here to check participating theaters, dates and movies in your neck of the woods.

Here is the list of movies:

  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Trolls
  • Shrek the Third
  • Goosebumps
  • The Iron Giant
  • Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Megamind
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • Sing

Harkins Theaters

Summer Movie Fun: Harkins Theaters offer one movie a week for 10 consecutive weeks, at less than $1 dollar per movie. For theaters, movies, dates and more, please visit their website here.

This the 2017 Movie lineup:

  • Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • Trolls
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • Norm or the North
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Storks
  • Ice Age- Collision Course
  • Rock Dog

Marquee Cinemas

Summer Kids Movie Program: Marquee Cinemas presents a special selection of family films brought to you each week during the summer at no charge, you usually have the choice between two movies on an specific day. Visit the Marquee Cinemas website for locations, dates, times, and movies.

Maya Cinemas

Kids’ Summer Film Festival: Every Wednesday and Thursday from June 14 to August 10 at 10 am. Enjoy a movie for a dollar. Visit Maya Cinemas for more information.

Here is the schedule:

  • June 14-15: The Angry Birds Movie
  • June 21-22: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • June 28-29: Ice Age- Collision Course
  • July 5-6: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • July 12-13: Trolls
  • July 19-20: Hotel Transylvania
  • July 26-27: Mr. Popper’s Penguins
  • August 2-3: Hotel Transylvania 2
  • August 9-10: Kung Fu Panda 3

Cheap or Free movies 2017

Regal Entertainment Group

Summer Movie Express 2016:  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. Each week both movies play on both days.(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. And follow the #smx16 hashtag for updates.

Here are the featured movies:

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Ice Age- Collision Course
  • Trolls
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Monster Trucks
  • Penguins
  • Rio 2
  • Boxtrolls
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Sing
  • Kubo and the two strings
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge out of Water
  • The Adventures of TinTin
  • Happy Feet 2
  • Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
  • Storks
  • The LEGO Batman Movie

Showcase Cinemas

Showcase Cinemas has a fun and rewarding Summer reading program called Bookworm Wednesday which entitles kids to a free admission to select children’s films when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas Box office. Visit Showcase Cinemas website right here for more details.

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


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