Free Kids Movies This Summer

Cheap and Free Kids Movies This Summer

It’s summer movie season and it won’t take you long to update your calendar with a few children’s summer movies to enjoy as a family. Better yet, take a look at your many options for free kids’ movies this summer so you can save on costs and really pack in the fun summertime activities. Unquestionably worth it – here’s the scoop on the various cheap and free kids movies you should definitely check out.

Firstly, be sure to consider your rainy-day movie options, like the local theaters, as well as your Friday night movies in the park, weather-permitting, of course. Moreover, read on for the summer movie schedule, options for free kids’ movies each month, summer movie discounts and specials, outdoor movies, and more.

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Children’s Summer Movie Schedule

Are you looking for an indoor movie theater experience or free outdoor movies in the evening? If so, the great news is you can find all of the above this summer at a theater, park, or lawn near you. Use my extensive guide to find cheap and free summer movies and summer movie discounts so you can keep your kids happy, entertained, and making memories all summer long. Above all, plan your summer movie fun ahead of time and coordinate with your friends.

Cheap Summer Movies

Of course, big name movie theaters know parents will be looking for fun things to do with their children in the summertime, like children’s summer movies and movie night experiences. And that bodes well for all of us! Here’s an overview of the top cheap summer movies and deals you can score for the whole family over the next three months.

Regal Kids Summer Dollar Movies

Regal Cinemas – Dollar Summer Movies

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer

Cost: $1 (Finally, dollar summer movies again!! Who remembers these from being a teenager?!)

Get ready to cash in on some sweet summer dollar movies! Regal Cinemas tees up some almost-free family fun with $1 movie tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer. Basically, this kids summer movie program is a steal! It’s totally one you’ll want to do over and over again. And, you can discover more about the 2019 Regal Summer Movie Express to find flicks and showtimes that work for your crew.

Regal Summer Movies List

Summer children’s movies at Regal may include:movie snacks to sneak into the movie theater

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Shrek
  • The Croods
  • Puss in Boots
  • Despicable Me
  • Turbo
  • Lego Batman
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Paddington 2
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Seuss’ The Grinch
  • The Lego Movie: The Second Part
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Small Foot
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Lego Movie
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Sing
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Boss Baby
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Lego Ninja Go Movie
  • Trolls
  • Minions
  • Madagascar
  • Shrek 2
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Storks

Be sure to check your local movie theater’s schedule for exact dates and times. You can follow Regal on Facebook but I did not see their summer kids movie program posted yet.

Movie Tavern / Marcus Theatres

When: Sunday, Monday, and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (June 16 – August 14)

Cost: $3

For a small fraction of the normal Movie Tavern admission cost, take your family to enjoy the Kids Dream Family Film Series this summer. You can get more info at the Marcus Theatres / Movie Tavern site.

Movie Tavern Summer Movies List

Upcoming family friendly summer movies at Movie Tavern may include:

  • The Lego Movie 2 – June 16, 17 & 19
  • The Lorax – June 23, 24 & 26
  • A Dog’s Way Home – June 30, July 1 & 3
  • Smallfoot – July 7, 8 & 10
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 – July 14, 15 & 17
  • Despicable Me – July 21, 22 & 24
  • Wonder Park – July 28, 29 & 31
  • Seuss The Grinch – August 4, 5 & 7
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3 – August 11, 12 & 14

During these showtimes, you can also take advantage of special pricing on promotional sizes of popcorn and soft drinks for just $2.75 each. The Collegeville Movie Tavern is our closest location and most likely the one we’ll use, although Exton Movie Tavern is in a great location nearby as well.

AMC Summer Movie Camp

When: Wednesday Mornings during the summer (June 5 – August 14)

Cost: $4 plus tax

While you may not be able to find free summer movies AMC style, you can find a sweet summer movie pass option for just a few bucks, and it comes with a snack for your kids. For just $4 plus tax, your crew can enjoy kid-friendly summer movies and a KidsPack every Wednesday. Specifically, the KidsPack includes kid-sized popcorn, kid-sized soft drink, and a pack of AMC Frooti Tootis. Get your kids’ movie tickets at the box office.

AMC Summer Movies List

movie candy to sneak into movie theaterCheap kids’ movies you can look forward to at AMC may include:

  • Trolls
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Wonder Park
  • Small Foot
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls

The closest AMC Summer Movie Camp near us is the AMC Classic Carmike Pottsgrove 12. Of course, you can find the kids’ movie camp location nearest you at AMC’s website. You can also follow on Facebook to mark yourself as interested or going to showtimes. This can be a really fun and cheap playdate with your friends or children’s friends.

The Grand Theater

When: Daily

Cost: $4 matinees (must start before 5 p.m.), $5 evening shows **CASH ONLY**

This summer you can enjoy the old-timey feel of the stunning Grand Theater, velvet curtains and all. All in all, this theater is a throwback gem that your family simply must visit if you live in the area near Pennsburg and East Greenville.

The Grand’s summer movie lineup includes Aladdin (through June 6), followed by The Secret Life of Pets 2 (from June 7 through June 20). Other upcoming summer flicks include Walt Disney’s Toy Story 4 (beginning June 21), Walt Disney’s The Lion King (beginning July 19), and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (beginning August 16). Also, Walt Disney’s Frozen 2 is listed as a possible coming feature, depending on how it performs in its first few weeks at the box office.

Be sure to check the summer movie schedule for The Grand Theater on their website before you go. Also, make sure you get there wicked early! We’ve actually had to drive out to Quakertown before, after getting there too late with a sold-out show.

Boyertown State Theatre – Dollar Summer Movies

When: Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. (Starting June 19)

Cost: $1 admission ($3 Kid Packs available – Popcorn, Juice Box, Fruit Snacks)

The best summer movies for kids might be in your own backyard. The Boyertown State Theatre offers dollar summer movies on Wednesday and Thursday mornings with kids’ snack packs available for just $3. I haven’t been to this theatre yet but I look forward to heading over there sometime this summer with my girls.

The summer movie lineup at the State Theatre in Boyertown includes:

  • Despicable Me – June 19 & 20
  • Despicable Me 2 – June 26 & 27
  • Despicable Me 3 – July 3 & 4
  • The Lorax – July 10 & 11
  • The Secret Life of Pets – July 17 & 18
  • Seuss’ The Grinch – July 24 & 25

The Boyertown State Theatre’s Kids Summer Movies program offers a super cheap way to spend a rainy day or a few hours with friends. Total Sidebar: You may also want to consider this theatre for Friday movie night (or Saturday) with friends. Also, news flash!! The State Theatre has a bar and offers beer and wine for only $5 (plus $3 souvenir cup – buy once and return with it every time) with evening movies those two nights a week.  

Children's Summer Movies - Free and Discounts

Summer Movies in the Park: Free Kids Movies

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for—the summer movies at the park! Free kids movies at beautiful outdoor venues offer family fun almost every night of the week this summer. What’s more fun and memorable than an evening at one of your favorite local parks where you can kick back, relax, snack, and enjoy free outdoor movies with your family or friends.

Movies in the Park Packing List

With free fun in mind, plan with your friends to enjoy movie night in the park. Bring along these outdoor movie essentials to keep your crew cozy and content until the final credits roll.

  • Folding camp chairs or a big blanket
  • Blankets and jackets to keep warm
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottles, juice boxes or beverages
  • Snacks in a package, chips, popcorn, cookies, etc.
  • Movie style candy, gummies, or other candy choices
  • Flashlight or fully charged cell phone so you can use the flashlight
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes, napkins, paper towels
  • Money for the food truck or concession stand
  • Wagon to cart it all around!

If you plan to visit the free movie night in the park events often, you may want to pick up a low-profile camp chair to give you convenient on-the-go seating. Amazon has a slew of choices, including this lovely Coleman Utopia Beach Breeze Sling Chair

Summer Movies in the Park Outdoor Movie Schedule

To illustrate the impressive number of free or cheap activities for kids, I’m happily putting all of these free movie series on your radar for summer 2019. Bring a blanket, some snacks, drinks, and your favorite kiddos for some evening family fun. And, some free movie nights even feature food trucks or concession stands so you can treat your crew to a special snack. Be sure to share this list with your friends so you can compare schedules and add a few free movies in the park to your summer plans.

Since you’re getting a free movie, you might enjoy some of the local food trucks or concessions available, as well. Mark your calendar for these free summer movies for kids hosted outdoors, under the stars, on the lawn, or in the park!

June Summer Movies

Here are the free kids movies playing on a lawn or park near you this June:

  • June 6, 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Nights at King of Prussia Town Center: Harry Potter + Harry Potter Themed Costume Contest in front of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse) 200 Main St. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prize Winners at the Pavilion (live entertainment from 6-8 p.m.) Free weekly popcorn! (link)
  • June 7, 7-10 p.m. – Movies Under The Stars – Mary Poppins Returns at Palmer Park in Collegeville with food trucks (link)
  • June 17, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | Trolls at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • June 19, 7 p.m. – Summer Outdoor Movies : The Lego Movie 2 at Paoli Presbyterian Church, Food Trucks, Fire Trucks, & Snacks start at 6:30 (link)
  • June 24, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | Mary Poppins Returns (2018) at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • June 28, 7-10 p.m. – Movie on the Lawn – Ralph Breaks the Internet at Ursinus College (link)
  • June 28, 7:30 p.m. – Ambler Movies in the Park: Lego Movie 2 at Pickering Field in Ambler, PA (link)
  • June 28, 7:30 p.m. – Ambler Movies in the Park: Lego Movie 2 at Pickering Field in Ambler, PA (link)

 

July Summer Movies

Enjoy these free kids movies in July for a fun family movie night they’ll be sure to remember.

  • July 1, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | The LEGO Movie 2 PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • July 8, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | The Grinch (2018) PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • July 10, 7 p.m. – Summer Outdoor Movies: The Sandlot at Paoli Presbyterian Church, (225 S Valley Rd, Paoli, PA) Food Trucks, Fire Trucks, & Snacks start at 6:30 (link)
  • July 11 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Nights at King of Prussia Town Center: Mary Poppins Returns in front of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse) 200 W. Main St. (live entertainment from 6-8 p.m.) Free weekly popcorn! (link)
  • July 12, 7-10 p.m. – Movies Under The Stars – The Lego Movie II at Palmer Park in Collegeville with food trucks (link)
  • July 15, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | The Little Mermaid G at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • July 19, 7:30 p.m. – Ambler Movies in the Park: The Last Jedi at Ricciardi Park in Ambler (link)
  • July 22, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | The Incredibles 2 PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • July 29, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | Paddington 2 PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)

 

August Summer Movies

The free summer movies playing in August at the park include:

  • August 1, 8 p.m. – Outdoor Movie Nights at King of Prussia Town Center: The Little Rascals in front of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse) 200 W. Main St. (live entertainment from 6-8 p.m.) Free weekly popcorn! (link)
  • August 5, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | Ralph Breaks the Internet PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • August 9, 7-10 p.m. – Movies Under The Stars – How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World at Palmer Park in Collegeville with food trucks (link)
  • August 12, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | Frozen PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • August 19, 7:30 p.m. – Movie Night | The LEGO Ninjago Movie PG at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley (link)
  • August 21, 7 p.m. – Summer Outdoor Movies: Mary Poppins Returns at Paoli Presbyterian Church, (225 S Valley Rd, Paoli, PA) Food Trucks, Fire Trucks, & Snacks start at 6:30 (link)
  • August 23, 7:30 p.m. – Ambler Movies in the Park: Viewers’ Choice atKnight Park in Ambler; Vote for the summer movie here. (link)

September Summer Movies

The fun summer movies stretch into September with a little back-to-school fun for your family. As such, be sure to look on Facebook for “free movies in the park” and other keyword variations as the fall approaches. I remember seeing at least one October movie in the park last fall as well!

  • September 6, 7-10 p.m. – Movies Under The Stars – Incredibles II at Palmer Park in Collegeville with food trucks (link)

 

Free Movie Night in the Lehigh Valley

No matter where you live, you can usually find summer movies for kids within a reasonable drive. Our neighbors up in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton area have plenty of summer movie options as well.

A few Lehigh Valley summer outdoor movies include:

  • Forks Township Parks and Recreation in Easton, PA – featuring Instant Family, Incredibles 2, Secret Life of Pets, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (events page link)
  • Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, in Bethlehem, PA (789 E 1st St) – featuring Mary Poppins Returns, Babe, Mulan, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Peter Rabbit, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles 2, and Snow White (events page link)
  • Movies Along the Trail Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, PA – 500 Bushkill Dr, Easton, featuring The Royal Tenenbaums, and possible options for a date night movie and a family night movie (events page link)

Free Summer Movies Near Me

Summer Movie Calendar

Refer to this summer movie calendar anytime you want to plan some fun with your family or friends. You can bookmark our page or print out a copy for easy reference throughout the summer. As a result, it’ll help you stay on top of cheap and free summer movies for kids. Just remember – I’ll be updating this page each time I find new free kids movies or summer movie discounts to add.

Printable Summer Movie Schedule: 

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Our cheap and free kids movies guide covers outdoor movies in the park, indoor movies in the cinema, and a comprehensive indoor and outdoor movie schedule for free and cheap family fun this summer. 

You can go to any of the free movies locally or even host your own event with popular movies for outdoor movie night. Either way, you can find out more about the top children’s movies this summer here:

Also, you might want to look at the kids’ movies out this summer to see if any blockbusters call for a traditional trip to the movie theater. Firstly, check out this list of the summer 2019 kids movies in theaters to see which ones are appropriate for your children’s ages.

Kids Movies Deals for Summer

Summer Movie Specials

In case you were wondering, the best summer movie specials are the deals you remember to take advantage of! This guide covers every summer movie program I could find in or near Montgomery County and Berks County. Besides, sometimes a little drive outside is worth the fun you’ll find.

In conclusion, some of the top summer movie discounts include:

  • Free Movies in the Park, on the Lawn, or Under the Stars – Free! (See summer movie schedule.)
  • Regal Summer Dollar Movies – $1 with snack packs available for $3 (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
  • AMC Summer Movie Camp – $4 plus tax, includes Kids Pack (Wednesdays)
  • Movie Tavern – $3 (Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 10 a.m.)
  • The Grand Theater – Same great deals all year long! (Daily matinees $4 and evening showings $5)
  • Boyertown State Theatre – $1 (Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.)

Certainly, these summer movie discounts are enough to keep your family busy on the cheap. If you don’t want to spend the money, you can always opt for the free outdoor movie night options or host your own movie nights inside or outside. Also, you might be surprised to learn that you can host your own outdoor movie screenings in the comforts of your own yard. All you’ll need is an outdoor movie screen (sometimes an inflatable one), a decent projector, a sound system, and the media player from which you’ll stream your movies. Ensure convenient access to a power source as well. A really cool inflatable mega movie screen also enhances your outdoor living spaces, particularly your poolside lounge, and collapses when not in use. This would be an awesome Father’s Day gift hookup — just sayin’. :))

 

 

Last Tip: Kids Free Movies

After a major incident with the Red Turtle (which I cannot recommend for small children), we always try to look up the children’s movies on CommonSenseMedia.org before we head to the movies, buy a new BluRay, or put on a movie for Friday movie night at home. So, I hope you enjoy this massive list of free kids movies your family can enjoy this summer. If I’ve missed any free movies that you know of, please leave a comment below and I’ll add it!

Notes: Watermelon artwork courtesy of lesyaskripak – www.freepik.com.

 

 

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