Free and Discounted Summer Movies for Kids 2013

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If you are looking for inexpensive ways to entertain the kids this summer (or maybe just to keep cool in the air conditioning), there are quite a few free and discounted summer movies for kids.

Free Summer Movies

Muller Family Theaters

Muller Family Theaters (locations in MN) have free movies over the summer on Wednesdays at 10am starting June 12. Be sure to get there early as seating is first-come, first-served.

Theatres at Mall of America

This offer is good year-round: the Theatres at Mall of America shows free select family movies every Saturday at 10am. Seating is limited to theatre capacity and is first-come, first-served.

Discounted Summer Movies

Cinemark Theaters

Starting in June, Cinemark Theaters will offer up to 10 tickets to select G or PG-rated movies for only $5 (or $0.50 per ticket) when you purchase in advance at the box office as part of its Summer Movie Clubhouse promotion. Or, if you prefer, you can purchase tickets separately the day of the movie for only $1.

If you are interested in the 10 movie tickets for only $5, you will need to purchase a punch card which is available right now while supplies last at a Cinemark Theater near you. Cards may only be redeemed for one person each week and is valid only at the theater where it was purchased.

You can see if there is a participating Cinemark Theater near you on the Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse website. For our Minnesota readers, there is a participating location in Mankato.

Marcus Theatres

Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Summer Film Series promotion will begin on June 18 allowing you to purchase tickets to select family-friendly films for only $2 per person every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10am. Offer is available for any age and will go through August 15.

To make this deal even better, select American Family Insurance agents are offering free tickets to this promotion, including numerous agents in the Twin Cities area.

You can view what films are scheduled for each week throughout the promotion and find a participating theater near you on Marcus Theatres’ website. It looks like most, if not all, of Marcus Theatres are participating in this promotion, so you should be able to find a theater near you to take advantage of this promotion.

New Hope Cinema Grill

New Hope Cinema Grill (MN) is once again having a Summer Family Favorites Movie Club with special access to summer showings of past family movies. Showings start every day at noon and run for 7 days, changing every Friday (starting June 7).

Purchase an unlimited movie pass for up to 2 people for $20, 4 people for $39, or 8 people for $74.

Riverview Theater

The Riverview Theater in Minneapolis is a great place to go for inexpensive movie showings year round. Experience movie-going as it was in the ’50s with cheap tickets, reasonable snacks and yummy popcorn. Tickets range from $2-$3/person (cash only), and there are matinees all week long during the summer.

Other Locations (not in MN)

Check out all of our Summer 2013 posts for more fun activities and opportunities going on this summer.

Your turn: Do you know of any other summer movie promotion in your area? Let us know about it and we’ll update the list. Which of these have you gone to before?

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  1. Tonya says

    Carmike Wynnsong 15 in Moundsview has summer movies on thursday at 10:00 am. It is $4 for admission(any age), pop, popcorn and a snack.

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