Looking for a way to get out of the house with the kids but stay in the air conditioning and not spend a fortune? Look no further than the free and cheap movies offered by various local theaters. We do our best to keep this list up to date but encourage you to call the theater to verify the showing before you get there.*[themify_box style=”lavender rounded” ]For even more FREE family-fun this summer, check out our full 2015 Summer Fun Guide. It’s filled with information on area concerts, indoor and outdoor children’s activities, pools and splashpads, festivals, fairs, carnivals and more! Your children will not be bored this summer! [/themify_box]
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
This is a 10-week program that provides parents and their children a safe, fun, entertainment experience this summer. Each Monday and Wednesday, from June 1- August 5 they will show re-released classic G- and PG-rated family-friendly films. Movies start at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 for 10 movies or $1 per show. A Kiddie Combo includes a small drink and popcorn for $2.65.
June 1 & 3 – The Croods
June 8 & 10 – The LEGO Movie
June 15 & 17 – Dolphin Tale 2
June 22 & 24 – Peabody & Sherman
June 29 & July 1 – Penguins of Madagascar
July 6 & 8 – Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
July 13 & 15 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
July 20 & 22 – Alvin & the Chipmunks
July 27 & 29 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
August 3 & 5 – The Nut Job
Carmike Cinemas Summer Movies
Every Wednesday and Thursday in Huntsville and every Thursday in Decatur at 10AM (doors open at 9:30AM) for 10 weeks, these theaters will show G or PG movies only. Admission is $4 and includes popcorn, drink, and snack with this special promotion.
June 3-4: Rise of the Guardians
June 10-11: How To Train Your Dragon 2
June 17-18: Monsters vs Aliens
June 24-25: Croods
July 01-02: Megamind
July 8-9: Shrek Forever After
July 15-16: Marmaduke
July 22-23: Toothfairy
July 29-30: Spongebob – Sponge Out of Water
August 5-6: Paddington
Regal Hollywood 18 $1 Family Movies
For nine-weeks, Regal Cinemas will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10AM.
Note: A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute. Will Rogers uses the money to fund the institute’s mission in the areas of medical research and health education. The Regal Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity established by Regal Entertainment Group, also provides monetary grants to local Boys and Girls Clubs to bring club members to the Summer Movie Express.
June 2 – Nut Job
June 3 – Annie
June 9 – Earth to Echo
June 10 – Boxtrolls
June 16 – Paddington
June 17 – Turbo
June 23 – Rio 2
June 24 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
June 30 – Mr. Peabody
July 1 – Book of Life
July 7 – Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
July 8 – Penguins of Madagascar
July 14 – Madagascar 2
July 15 – Dolphin Tale 2
July 21 – Muppets Most Wanted
July 22 -Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
July 28 – The LEGO Movie
July 29 – Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water
Movies in the Park (Downtown)
Huntsville Historic Foundation is once again sponsoring this summer favorite. While these movies aren’t indoors, since they occur in the evening it’s bound to be a little cooler, right? Festivities begin at 6PM, with face painting, magicians, and Family Fun Hour provided by the YMCA.
June 12 – Maleficent
July 10 – Princess Bride
August 14 – Despicable Me
Movies in the Park (Providence)
This summer there are not one but two options for people who enjoy catching free movies outside! That’s because the Village of Providence is also offering a summer of movies in their own “park” (the large green space on Providence Main Street right next to Mellow Mushroom). Movies are free and open to the public and begin at dusk, usually between 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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May 15 – Frozen
June 12 – Back to the Future
July 17 – Despicable Me
August 14 – The Avengers
First Friday Family Flicks (Decatur)
Bring your family, snacks, and lawnchairs. Thanks to the generous support of both First Baptist Church in Decatur and the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, area residents can now enjoy movies under the stars this summer at the Daikin Amphitheatre at Founder’s Park! Showtime is at 8PM.
June 5 – Frozen
August 6 – LEGO Movie
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