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 summer movies offered by various local theaters. After a Covid hiatus last year, some local movie theaters and community organizations want to get your family back to the movies – both indoors and under the stars!
Editor’s Note: 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. At the time of publication, some details are TBD. We’ll update them here as more details are official.
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Back for summer 2021! This is a 8-week program that provides parents and their children a safe, fun, entertainment experience this summer. Each week they will show re-released classic G- and PG-rated family-friendly film. Movies start at 9:30am. Cost is $1.50 per show. See website for each week’s movies.
Free Summer Movies for Kids in Athens
This mom & pop movie theatre in Athens not only boasts a rad retro Drive-In screen, but also hosts free kid’s movies each Tuesday at 10:00 AM from June 22 – July 27, 2021. Please bring a canned food item per seat to donate to local food pantries. Doors open at 9:30 AM.
Outdoor Movie Series
Movies in the Park, Huntsville
Constitution Hall Park (map)
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Movies in the Park returns for 2021, with a new location! Movies in the Park, presented by Progress Bank, will be held at Constitution Hall Park every Wednesday in July. Live entertainment will begin at either 6 or 7pm. Movies will begin at sunset (approximately 8pm). Please bring your own blanket and chairs.
July 7 6-8pm- Mr. Alex Banks (saxophonist) and Jackie Wilson Face Painting
July 14 6-8pm- Kids Talent Show and Parks and Rec Night
July 21 7-8pm- Huntsville Master Chorale
July 28 7-8pm- Huntsville Drum Line
July 7- Moana
July 14- Incredibles 2
July 21- The Karate Kid (1984)
July 28- Aladdin (2019)
Movies in Providence Park
The Village of Providence will once again be hosting outdoor screenings in their own park, the large green space on Providence Main Street right next to Mellow Mushroom. Chairs and blankets encouraged, but please, support our local restaurants and businesses that make these events possible with no outside food or drink. Movie dates and selections will be announced on the Village of Providence Facebook page.
Movies at Madison Library
Madison Public Library (map)
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The Madison Library will host a fun outdoor movie series planned for every other Thursday in June and July. Movies will be shown on the library back lawn and usually start at 8PM (or when dark). Bring your chairs or blankets and arrive early for a good spot under the stars!
June 17 – Cinderella (Postponed from June 10 due to weather.)
June 24 – Plan 9 From Outer Space
July 8 – Into the Woods
July 22 – TBD
Movie in Arab City
Arab City Soccer Fields (map)
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A free summer movie hosted by Arab Parks & Recreation Department. Bring your blankets and snacks to the soccer field on Friday June 4th at 8:30 PM to watch Tom & Jerry The Movie (2021).
Returning in 2022…
Other local movie theaters are not having summer kid’s movies this year, but anticipate them returning in 2022. Check back next year for kid’s club movies at Cineplanet in Madison and the newly-renovated Touchstar Cinemas at MidCity.
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