It’s hot outside! Keeping the kids busy in the summertime can be both challenging and expensive. After doing a little research online, I was surprised by how many free or cheap summer movie programs are available for kids. Need a couple of hours in the air conditioning with quiet children? Check out the list below and take the kids on an inexpensive outing to the movies. Have fun!
1. Carmike Cinemas – Starting June 7th, Carmike Cinemas is offering a 2012 Summer Kids Series. Get 10 weeks of summer fun every Thursday for just $2. The $2 Movie Combo includes admission, drink, and popcorn. Visit the Carmike Cinemas web site for a complete list of movies and locations.
2. Cinemark Theaters – Once again Cinemark Theaters is doing it’s Summer Movie Clubhouse. Only $5 for 10 shows if purchased in advance or $1 per show at the box office. Check the Cinemark Theater web site for participating theaters and showtimes.
3. Cinemaworld – Cinemaworld is offering a 2012 Summer KidFest! During the months of June and July, Summer KidFest movies are completely free for children and $2 for adults.
4. Classic Cinemas – Classic Cinemas will be running a Wednesday Morning Movie Series from June 13th through August 8th, with the exception of July 4th. Movie time is 10:00 am and Admission is only $1.
5. Clearview Cinemas – Join the Clearview Cinemas Kids Club for free movies on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting on July 11th, running for 8 weeks.
6. Dickinson Theatres – Dickinson Theatres offers a Summer Vacation Movie Series with free movies and a $4.00 concession special. You’ll need to click on your local theater to download the schedule.
7. Great Escape Theaters – See movies for free through Great Escape Theaters Summer Kid’s Movies 2012 program. Select locations and showtimes.
8. Harkins Theatres – For less than $1 per film, kids can enjoy movies all summer long with the Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids.
9. Malco Theaters – Malco is offering a Kids Summer Film Fest. Movies are only $2 for select movies and locations.
10. Marquee Cinemas – A special selection of family films are offered each week free of charge, during the 2012 Kids Summer Movie Program.
11. Muvico Theaters – From June 12th through August 6yh, Muvico Theaters is running a Free Summer Film Fest. Enjoy free movies all summer on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am. (Excluding Muvico Vilage 12 Fredericksburg, VA location.)
12. Rave Cinemas – Rave Cinemas offers a Free Family Film Festival twice a week at 10:00am (days vary per theater).
13. Regal Theaters – Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 am enjoy $1 movies during the Regal Summer Movie Express.
These are some great free or cheap summer movie programs to help you stay cool with the kids all summer long! If you liked this, check out a free summer bowling program.