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Free Summer Movies 2024

The FREE Summer Movies for 2023 are here and they are part of our ultimate FREE summer activities for kids series!

We always love catching up on movies that we’ve missed during those chaotic school months! And who doesn’t love saving a few pennies, right? Browse our list to find out which theaters are ready to entertain kids, teens and adults this summer with low cost films!


Free Summer Movies for 2024

Quite a few of the national movie chains offering deals and discounts this year!  Films being featured include new movies along with some old favorites too. Quite a few based on kids books made into movies (a great way to inspire summer reading time before seeing the film ;).

If you’re on the go a lot during the summer months, check out the Amazon FreeTime Unlimited FREE Trial!!  Kids ages 3 – 12 will have access to all types of age-appropriate movies, e-books, educational apps & their favorite learning t.v. shows! It’s a great option if you’re traveling, at swim lessons with older kids or want to have some tech options on hand while doing errands.

Below, you’ll find theater links to movie lists so you can see what’s playing close to home. Remember, many theater chains have different schedules for each movie to be sure to choose the closest theater near you to find your summer schedule. For newer movies, we’ve also included the links to free trailers for you to view too!

While we LOVE setting up our outdoor movie screen for summer night movies, these cheap films are a great way to spend a hot afternoon together!

AMC Summer movies for kids and family

2024 AMC Summer Movies

Summer movie camp is BACK at AMC Theaters!! After a few year hiatus, the popular theater chain will have movies showing on Mondays and Wednesdays this summer. Movies are $3 per person and showtimes vary depending on theaters so check with your local AMC for more details.

Families can enjoy the following flicks:

June 24th & 26th: Minions: The Rise of Gru (if your kids like this one, check out the 12 Inspiring Movies about Inventors too!)

July 1st & 3rd: The Lorax

July 7th & 10th: Sing

July 15th & 17th: Sing 2

July 22nd & 24th: Secret Life of Pets

July 29th & 31st: Migration (see the trailer here!! Plus, our fun Migration Activities for Kids that can pair with the movie!)

August 5th & 7th: Despicable Me 2

August 12th & 14th: Despicable Me 3

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Free Summer Movies for Kids Phoenix Theaters

Phoenix Theaters is one again offering totally FREE summer movies for 2024!  These theaters have the biggest variety of movies showing this summer (more than 20 different shows!). Films are show at 10 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and all ages are welcome.  Movies vary by location but will include family favorites like:

  • Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse — see the trailer here!!)
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Migration
  • Lyle, Lyle Crocodile (we’ve got a great list of kids books about crocodiles to go with the film!)
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Peter Pan
  • Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • Goosebumps 2 (did you know this was a book too?)
  • Sing 2
  • Trolls Band Together

 ** A number of the movies showing here also fit our Kids Movies with STEM Activities ideas too!

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2024 Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse will have cheap ($1.75) movies every Wednesday from June 19th – August 10th!  They will also have discounts on popcorn and drinks during the shows.

Here’s the schedule for their 8 week summer movie deals:

6/10 – 13: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayham

6/17 – 20: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

6/24 – 27: Shrek

7/1 – 7/4: Paw Patrol

7/8 – 11: The LEGO Movie

7/15 – 18: Trolls Band Together

7/22 – 25: How to Trail Your Dragon

7/29 – 8/1: Migration

8/5 – 8: Hotel Transylvania

8/12 – 15: Pattington 2

Megaplex Theaters Summer Movies

Megaplex Theaters have a “10 movies for $10” ticket available for kids and families.  Movies start at 10 am but days vary by location so you’ll need to check this list of 2024 summer movies to see what’s playing each week near you.

Their movies include one stand-out that I don’t see at other theaters:

Along with the following:

  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Trolls Band Together
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Despicable Me
  • Migration
  • Paw Patrol

B&B Theaters Summer Movies

After a short hiatus, B&B Theaters will once again have lower cost Summer Movies in 2024! Showtimes are at 10 am and 12:30 pm with a special Sensory-friendly showing at 10:15 am too!

In addition to some of the films showing at other theaters, B&B will also offer:

See the full list of movies and showtimes here!

Harkins Theater $1 Movies

Harkins Theaters are offering an 8 movies/8 weeks/$8 pass for kids and adults! They are showing a similar line up to the other theaters although I also see they will have Trolls World Tour in their line up too! Check out the movie list and Harkins Theater locations here!

Still waiting to hear about 2024 summer movie offerings at these locations …

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Regal Cinemas Summer Movies

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express has not yet updated their website for the 2023 offerings.  Previously, they offered $1 movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  I’ll keep you posted if they continue this summer!

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GQT Summer Movies for Kids

The GQT Theaters website doesn’t look like they will offer any summer movies this year. They no longer have a dedicated page.

AMC Summer movies for kids and family

While AMC Theaters are a favorite, it looks like they won’t have Summer Movie Camp for 2024. They also didn’t offer it last year. They do have discounts on movie times before 4pm though!

Marquee Summer Movies for Kids

Marquee Theaters hasn’t yet updated their FREE admission for their summer movie series!!  Last year, they offered 9:30 am shows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with most locations offering 2 movies each day/week!! We’ll keep checking back and update when we hear more details for 2023!

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CMX Theaters Summer Movies

We are also waiting to see if Cobb Theaters will offer their summer movies — again, most of their theaters show films at 10 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Check back later this summer to see if there’s any updates!

More FREE Summer Activities for Kids, Tweens & Teens

Be sure to grab the FREE printable summer activities calendar of “100 No Cost Things to do this Summer” too!

And also check out –> 20 FUN Things to do on a Summer Night!