Movie theaters are beginning to release their discounted summer movie schedules for kids! It’s worth it just for the air conditioning if you ask us. Here’s the schedules for Penn Cinema’s, Regal’s and Cinemark’s $3 and $1 summer kids’ movies 2016. Keep in mind that tickets will go fast and theaters will fill up quickly, so plan on arriving early.
You can click through each of these links for a printable list of movie showings to keep on your fridge:
Regal $1 Summer Movie Express 2016
Family movies, rated G or PG, playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for nine weeks of summer. Summer Movie Express tickets are just $1 and will be sold at the box office. Both movies listed for each week play on both days at 10am. As of right now, it looks like this is happening at Regal Peoples Plaza ONLY this year (not Brandywine).
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. With a Regal Crown Club membership you should be able to get 50% off any size fresh popcorn with a paid admission on Tuesdays or receive one free refill when you buy a large soft drink and/or large popcorn.
Week 1: Tuesday June 21st and Wednesday June 22nd
The Lego Movie
Week 2: Tuesday June 28th and Wednesday June 29th
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
Week 3: Tuesday July 5th and Wednesday July 6th
The Smurfs 2
Week 4: Tuesday July 12th and Wednesday July 13th
Despicable Me 2
Week 5: Tuesday July 19th and Wednesday July 20th
The Peanuts Movie
Week 6: Tuesday July 26th and Wednesday July 27th
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Week 7: Tuesday August 2nd and Wednesday August 3rd
The Book of Life
Hotel Transylvania 2
Week 8: Tuesday August 9th and Wednesday August 10th
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep
Week 9: Tuesday August 16th and Wednesday August 17th
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
All films are rated G or PG. You can buy tickets for $1 at the box office on the day of, OR you can buy a ten-show punchcard in advance at the box office or online for only $5. I can’t think of any reason not to do that if you’re local to a Cinemark location (Newport or Christiana Mall); it’s dirt cheap and you can bypass the ticket line, although you’d still need to show up early to get good seats.
Visit the website for a printable flyer of the schedule, which includes a coupon for $1 off a movie snack pack.
10am on Wednesdays
May 25th: Shaun the Sheep
June 1st: Max
June 8th: Paddington
June 15th: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
June 22nd: The Peanuts Movie
June 29th: Pan
July 6th: Home
July 13th: The Box Trolls
July 20th: The Sandlot
July 27th: Norm of the North
Cinemark Movies 10 Newport
10am on Tuesdays
June 21st: The Peanuts Movie
June 28th: Pan
July 5th: Home
July 12th: The Boxtrolls
July 19th: The Sandlot
July 26th: Norm of the North
August 2nd: Shaun the Sheep
August 9th: Max
August 16th: Paddington
August 23rd: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Penn Cinema Summer Kids Camp
Wednesdays at 10am. The movies being shown at Penn Cinema Summer Kids Camp cost $3 per ticket and can be purchased in advance online.
June 15th: Pan
June 22nd: Despicable Me
June 29th: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
July 6th: The Peanuts Movie
July 13th: Shaun the Sheep
July 20th: Minions
July 27th: Paddington
August 3rd: Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
August 10th: The Lorax
August 17th: Hotel Transylvania 2
Don’t forget to check with your public library, many of them have movies for free!
AMC theaters aren’t doing a national program but it’s possible individual theaters will plan their own discounted showing schedule. I’ll continue to update this page as more info rolls out, so keep it bookmarked or check back in June.