Free and Almost Free Summer Movies 2020

Where Your Kids Can See Free Summer Movies

Cheap and free summer movies for 2020 are starting to come in. Check back often for more updates!

Free and almost free summer movies are a great way to keep the kids entertained and occupied for a while. After all, when the weather gets hot sometimes the best escape can be a cold movie theater.

Be sure to read all the details for the theater near you where you'd like to catch a summer movie. All of them run their free and cheap summer movie programs a little differently.

Regal's Summer Movie Express 2020

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Regal movie theaters (as well as United Artists and Edwards theaters) are showing almost free summer movies for kids June through August in 2020.

Showtimes are 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday and cost $1. There's a full listing of Regal's summer movies for kids so you can plan out which ones you want to see.

Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse 2020

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During the months of June, July, and August, Cinemark will be showing cheap summer movies that the kids will love.

Tickets are $1 per show or $5 for all ten movies. You'll want to check with your local Cinemark to find out which days and times the movies are playing.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2020 will show G and PG movies including:

  • Petter Rabbit
  • Dr. Suess' The Grinch
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Smallfoot
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • The LEGO Movie
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Despicable Me 3

AMC's Summer Movie Camp 2020


AMC movie theaters are showing some cheap summer movies this year for kids and families.

The tickets are $4 per child, which may sound steep, but in addition to the ticket, they'll get a kid's popcorn, fountain drink, and FrootiTooti fruit snacks. 

The movies are on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. starting in June. Scroll to the bottom of the AMC Summer Movie Camp webpage and for a list of participating theaters. Click on the theater for the movie schedule.

Movies showing this summer include:

  • Trolls
  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Wonder Park
  • Smallfoot
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • The House With a Clock In Its Walls

Harkins Theatres Summer Movie Fun 2020

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Harkins movie theatres are showing cheaps kids movies this summer for 10 weeks at less than $1 per film price, for their annual summer movie fun program.

Day and time of the summer movies depend on your specific location but they start around the end of May to the beginning of June. Contact your local theater for specific location details.

Here's what's playing this summer:

  • Happy Feet
  • How to Train Your Dragons: The Hidden World
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Hotel Transvalnyia 3: Summer Vacation
  • Small Foot
  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Trolls
  • Penguins of Madagascar
  • Shrek

Classic Cinemas' Wednesday Morning Movie Series 2020

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Classic Cinemas is having their annual Wednesday morning movie series this summer June 5 - August 7.

Admission is $1 and the movie starts at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and there will be characters, games, and activities.

If you have a group of 15 or more you can make a group reservation to ensure your spot.

  • June 5: Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
  • June 12: Trolls
  • June 19: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • June 26: Smallfoot
  • July 3: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  • July 10: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • July 17: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • July 24: Dr. Suess' The Grinch
  • July 31: Surprise Movie 1
  • August 7: Surprise Movie 2

Cheap Summer Movies for Kids at Metropolitan Theaters 2020

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Metropolitan Theatres is having a summer kids film series on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or just Wednesdays depending on your location, June 11 - August 13, 2019.

Admission is $2 and all shows are at 10:00 a.m. Here's the schedule:

  • June 11: The Secret Life of Pets
  • June 18: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • June 25: Peter Rabbit
  • July 2: Rise of the Guardians
  • July 9: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 16: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • July 23: Dr. Suess' The Grinch
  • July 30: Minions
  • August 6: Smallfoot
  • August 13: Sing

Ultra Star Cinemas Kids' Summer Series 2020

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For $1 you can see a movie at Ultra Star Cinemas this summer. They play Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Days and movies that are available vary from theater to theater. Check with your local theater for the most recent movie schedule. Here are the movies that they'll be playing this summer:

  • Week 1: Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • Week 2: The Boss Baby
  • Week 3: The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Week 4: Despicable Me 3
  • Week 5: Sing
  • Week 6: Ferdinand
  • Week 7: The Emoji Movie
  • Week 8: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Week 9: Paddington 2
  • Week 10: Kubo & The Two Strings

Megaplex Theaters 2020 Kids Summer Movies

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Megaplex Theatres are showing cheap summer movies for kids and it will only cost you $10 for a pass that will get you into all 10 movies. You can also choose to buy individual tickets for $1.50 each. The movies start the end of May and wrap up in August.

You'll need to check with your favorite Megaplex location for the schedule of movie times. 

Movies that they're showing this year include:

  • Week 1: Small Foot
  • Week 2: Paddington 2
  • Week 3: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies
  • Week 4: The Iron Giant
  • Week 5: Peter Rabbit
  • Week 6: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Week 7: Sherlock Gnomes
  • Week 8: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • Week 9: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Week 10: Wonder Park

Phoenix Big Cinemas Free Summer Movies 2020

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Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings this summer you can visit Phoenix Big Cinemas to watch free summer movies for kids as well as the entire family.

There's a huge list of G and PG-rated movies playing this year at Phoenix Big Cinemas and you'll need to check with your local Phoenix Big Cinema for the location-specific schedule. Here's what's playing:

  • Smallfoot
  • The Log Movie
  • Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • Curious George
  • Shrek
  • Puss in Boots
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Trolls
  • The Lorax
  • Despicable Me
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Minions
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • Sing
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • How to Train Your Dragons: The Hidden World
  • The Emoji Movie

Cobb Theaters Kids Free Summer Movies 2020

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Cobb Theaters also has a free summer movie program at many of their locations running June through the beginning of August. The movies start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.

The free summer movies for 2020 include Smallfoot, Dr. Suess' The Grinch, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, Penguins of Madagascar, Paddington 2, Curious George, Hotel Transylvania 3, Peter Rabbit, Emjoi Move, Madagascar, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Home, Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions, How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World, and Captain Underpants.

You'll need to first select the Cobb Theater near you, and then the "Free Summer Kids Shows" link to the left to view the schedule.

Paragon Theaters Free Summer Movies 2020

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Paragon Theaters will have free summer movies at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, running from June 11 through August 8, 2019.

These are the free movies available this year. Seating is first come, first served. Here's what they'll be playing this summer:

  • June 11, 12, 13: The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • June 18, 19, 20: Dr. Suess' the Grinch
  • June 25, 26, 27: Trolls
  • July 9, 10, 11: Shrek
  • July 16, 17, 18: Despicable Me
  • July 23, 24, 25: Sing
  • July 30, 31, August 1: Penguins of Madagascar
  • August 6, 7, 8: Captain Underpants

Georgia Theatre Company's Summer Kid Show Series 2020

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Georgia Theatre Company is showing their summer kid show series again this year from June 4 to July 25.

Doors open at 9:15 a.m. and shows start at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Admission is $1.50, drinks are $1.50, and popcorn is $1.50.

The series includes the following movies:

  • June 4 & 6: Small Foot
  • June 11 & 13: Peter Rabbit
  • June 18 & 20: Early Man
  • June 25 & 27: Paddington 2
  • July 2 & 4: Sherlock Gnomes
  • July 9 & 11: The Lego Movie 2
  • July 16 & 18: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 23 & 25: Wonder Park

Bow Tie Cinemas Free Kids Summer Film Series 2020

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You'll be able to see some great free summer movies for starting June 25 at Bow Tie Cinemas. Find out which movies and locations are available by clicking the link above.

Cinemaworld Summer KidFest! Free Summer Movies 2020

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The free summer movies at Cinemaworld are shown each day, starting in June and ending in July. The movies are completely free for kids but adults will have to pay $2 or donate to a charity in exchange for admission.

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays Free Summer Movies 2020

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At Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays, kids are going to have to do a little bit of work to get to see their free summer movies.

Kids who complete a book report over a book they've read can get into a free kid's movie. Accompanying adults are free as well as children 6 and under.

Flagship Cinemas 2020 Free Summer Movies

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Through Flagship Cinemas' Camp Flagship program, kids can watch free summer movies three times a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. from June 25 through August 7.

The free movies include kid and family movies with a rating of G or PG.

Be sure to visit your nearest Flagship Cinema's webpage to view the detailed schedule for the free summer movies.

Marquee Cinemas Kid's Summer Movie Series Free Summer Movies 2018

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Marquee Cinemas will be showing free summer movies all summer long. These movies are free for the whole family and are shown on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

There are a ton of free summer movies that will be shown and you can get a full list by clicking the link above.

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