5 Summer Movie Deals for Bored Kids and Parents Longing for Labor Day

It’s that time of year again: The kids are out of school, and parents are trying to figure out how to get them out of the house, because apparently summer camp costs $11,000.

Well, frugal parents who are sick of hearing “I’m bored” 19,009 times a day can rejoice!

Movie theaters around the country are offering free and discounted kids movies all summer long.

5 Theaters With Sweet Summer Movie Ticket Deals

Here are five theater chains offering movie ticket deals this summer. Remember, individual theater schedules vary, so check the website of the location nearest you for the latest details.

$1 Movies at Regal Cinemas’ Summer Movie Express

You can see a different movie every Tuesday and Wednesday through Aug. 15 at participating Regal Cinemas on the Summer Movie Express. All movies are $1 and typically start at 10 a.m. Check the Regal website for details.

10 Films for $5 at the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Through Aug. 23, you can see a different PG-rated movie each week for $1 per movie or pay $5 to see all 10. Showtimes are at 10 a.m., and days vary by location at participating Cinemark Theatres.

And make sure to print the schedule for your location to get a $2-off coupon for any large popcorn or fountain drink.

Free Summer Movies at Bow Tie Cinemas

Bow Tie Cinemas is showing free movies during its Summer Kids Series. Get in on the fun at participating locations every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. from June 19 to Aug. 15.

$4 Movies and a KidsPack at AMC Theaters’ Summer Movie Camp

AMC knows kids can only sit so long without fiddling, so it’s offering a combo. Every Wednesday — excluding July 4 — at 10 a.m. through Aug. 1, your $4 ticket gets you a movie and a KidsPack, which includes a popcorn, drink and FrootiTooti fruit snacks.

The Summer Movie Camp is only at participating AMCs, so check the website before loading up the kids. And for big kids, don’t forget you can always snag $5 movies on Tuesdays with an AMC Stubs membership.

10 Films for $7 at Harkins Summer Movie Fun

For $7, you can buy a season pass to Harkins Theatres’ Summer Movie Fun series. Through Aug. 3, you can see a different movie every week at 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday. If you don’t want to spring for the pass, single movie tickets are $2 each.

And sorry adults, there’s no admittance unless you bring a child with you. But Harkins also has a Summer Series for guests 14 and older at 10:15 a.m. every week. It’s limited to select locations and by request only, so call 480-627-7777 for more information.  

Jen Smith is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She gives money-saving and debt payoff tips on Instagram at @savingwithspunk.