NEW–updated for 2019!
School is out as early as Memorial Day Weekend in some parts of the country! Start thinking about your kids' summer activities like free summer movies. Depending on the chain, they're either free or very low-cost, just $1-2.
Look for your local movie chain on the big list below.
National Theater Chains
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has Kids Camp with movies and PBS programming. Choose your ticket price of $1, $3 or $5, with all proceeds going to a local non-profit chosen by the local theater.
AMC Theatres is offering Summer Movie Camp on Wednesdays. Kids can pay $4 for the movie, popcorn, a fountain drink and gummy snack.
B&B Theatres offers a Kids Summer Series with $3 movies Tuesdays-Thursdays at 10:00am. Click on your local theater's link to download the schedule.
BowTie Cinemas offers FREE movies every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10:00am starting June 25th.
Cinemark Theatres offers Summer Movie Clubhouse for $1.00/show or a $5.00 pass for the whole summer, purchased in advance. The start date varies depending on what part of the country you're in (what date school gets out). Click on your local theater to see the schedule.
Classic Cinemas offers their Wednesday Morning Movie Series for $1.00/show at 9:00am every Wednesday, starting June 5th. You can go early and see costumed characters.
Cobb Theatres offers FREE Summer Kids Shows Tuesday-Thursday at 10:00am, starting June 13th.
Georgia Theater Company has their Summer Kid Show Series on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00am in June and July. Movies are $1.50, and so are drinks and popcorn!
Harkins Theatres has Summer Movie Fun every weekday at 9:45, and you can purchase Season Tickets for all 10 shows for just $5-7 (depends on the theater), or pay as you go for $2/person.
Malco Theatres offers $2.00 movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am, starting June 5th, with a portion of the proceeds going to local Children's Hospitals.
Marquee Cinemas offers two FREE movies at 9:30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning in June. Click on your local theater for schedule and start date.
Megaplex Theaters offers a Summer Movie Pass for $10, which covers 10 weeks of movies. Alternately, pay $1.50 each. Movies are at 10:00am on weekdays. They also offer Sensory-Friendly Showings each day at 10:30am.
Metropolitan Theatres has $2 movies at 10:00am starting June 11th. The day varies depending on the theater, so check your city.
Paragon Theaters offers FREE movies at 10:00am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, beginning June 11.
Phoenix Big Cinemas has FREE movies Tuesday-Thursday at 10:00am, with start dates varying per state.
Regal Theatres offers Summer Movie Express all summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am for $1.00/person. Choose from a G or PG movie each morning, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Will Rogers Institute.
Showcase Cinemas will offer their Bookworm Wednesdays program again this summer. Kids receive FREE admission when they present a completed book report, which you can download from their site. Children under 6 do not need to complete the book report.
Ultrastar Cinemas offers their Kids Summer Series every day starting May 29th. Some theaters offer the movies FREE, others charge $5 for the 10-week pass.
Stay in the air conditioning and enjoy some low-cost and free summer movies with your kids!