Free Summer Movies for Kids – 2008 Edition

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It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about cheap summer entertainment for you and your kids. With that in mind, I pulled together a list of free (or really cheap) summer movie theater promos. In case you’re not aware, theaters often have special summer promos where they show G or PG films on weekday mornings for free, or nearly so.

While we’re very happy with our Blockbuster Total Access subscription, nothing beats an occasional trip to an actual movie theater. What follows is my best attempt at compiling a list of these offers.

If your favorite theater isn’t listed, you might want to call them and ask if they offer anything like this. I tried to catch most of the major chains, but I’m sure I missed some – if so, feel free to let me know and I’ll update it. Also, some chains might not have posted details of their promotions yet, as it’s still a bit early. With that said, here we go…

» AMC Summer Movie Camp
$1 movies for charity, Wednesdays at 10AM from June 25th – August 6th (in most markets). Group tickets on sale starting June 18th.

» Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Ten weeks of kids movies on weekday mornings. All ten movies can be purchases in advance for $5 (total) or you can purchase tickets for each show at the box office for $1/each. Runs for 10 weeks, dates have yet to be announced.

» Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Movie Series
G and PG rated movies for just $1 on Wednesday mornings at 10AM for nine weeks from June 11th – August 6th.

» Clearview Cinemas
Eight weeks of family films. Free admission, every Thursday @ 10:30AM starting June 26th.

» Cobb Theatres
Advertising free summer kids shows, but you need to click through and select your local theatre to get details.

» Georgia Theatre Company
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10AM from June 10th through July 31st. Admission is free, kids soda and popcorn available for $1 each.

» The Grand Theatre
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10AM throughout the summer. Details vary by location, but prices appear to be in the $2-$3 range and include popcorn and a soda.

» Kerasotes Theaters Summer Movie Program
Six weeks of summer vacation movies on Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 18th – July 31st.

» Malco Theatres
Kids summer film fest. No real details available other than contact info for participating theatres.

» Marcus Theatres
“Kids Rule” summer film series from June 18th – August 14th. Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10AM (except July 2/3). All seats $2.50 w/free popcorn.

» Regal Cinemas Free Family Film Festival
Select G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. Admission is free. You can check the movies as well as a list of locations, dates, and times by clicking through and selecting your state.

» United Artists
Participating in Regal Cinemas Free Family Film Festival (link leads to Regal announcement).

» Edwards Cinemas
Participating in Regal Cinemas Free Family Film Festival (link leads to Regal announcement).

Published on May 28th, 2008 - 8 Comments
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  1. Thanks so much for this tip! We have an AMC Theatre right by our home!

    Comment by Kelly — May 29th 2008 @ 11:55 am
  2. Thanks so much! My 7 month old may be too young for movies (can we say the annoying screaming baby while you are trying to watch?) but I can take my younger sisters to keep them from being couped up in their house all summer.

    Comment by Lucian's Mommy — May 29th 2008 @ 11:59 am
  3. Thank you so much for the info! I’ve passed this on to all of my friends with children.

    Comment by Shalima — May 31st 2008 @ 9:39 am
  4. Great collection of discount movie sources, I linked to this post in one of my own.

    I would also add that in the summer time there are also lots of movies shown outside of the traditional movie theater. Sometimes these are put on by the city park service, or neighborhood associations, even some child-friendly restaurants offer movies to get more bodies in the door. Your local paper will usually have notices about events like this, and if not, there’s always google…

    Comment by John — May 31st 2008 @ 10:30 am
  5. our theatre was bought out by AMC. after the change they got rid of Mommy And Me nights. πŸ™ Makes me sad.

    Comment by Jenny — Jun 10th 2008 @ 11:27 am
  6. Thanks for the info! πŸ™‚

    Comment by bliss — Jun 18th 2008 @ 6:40 pm
  7. I just linked to this post (and your blog too) on my blog.

    Great info and I’ve linked to your summer movie post before.

    Thanks again. πŸ™‚

    Comment by bliss — Jun 18th 2008 @ 10:37 pm
  8. Thank you so much for this list. It has been a hot summer so far here in DC, and this list has been a lifesaver!

    Comment by Family Fantasy Sports — Jun 25th 2008 @ 1:37 pm

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