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Summer Movies for Kids In Theaters

Summer is officially underway, and what better way to beat the heat than taking your kids to see some of the hottest movies of the season? With so many great films hitting theaters this summer, there's bound to be something for every little movie enthusiast.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of summer movies for kids in theaters that are sure to keep them entertained and beat the heat. From animated adventures to family-friendly flicks, here are some of the best summer movies in theaters that your little ones will love. So grab some popcorn, sit back, and relax.

Summer Movies for Kids In Theaters

Here are all of the national movie theater chains offering specials on summer movies for kids.


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Fandango’s Summer Guide

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AMC Entertainment Inc.

AMC Entertainment Inc. has launched an exciting program called Fan Faves, which allows moviegoers to select their all-time favorite movies to be screened at AMC theaters nationwide. The program has been designed with the aim of providing movie enthusiasts with a unique and personalized viewing experience, allowing them to relive classic films on the big screen.

Under the Fan Faves program, AMC theaters will feature a rotating lineup of popular movies that have been selected by cinema lovers across the country. From old Hollywood classics to modern-day blockbusters, there's something for everyone in this selection.

Fan Faves Ticket Price: $5 + tax

Showtimes: check with your local AMC theater. Check the theater website for more information.

Movies available:

  • Superman: The Movie

If you have kids with autism or any sensory disorder, check out our guide to Sensory Friendly Movies

Regal Cinemas

Summer movies for kids at Regal. Bring the family to the nearest Regal theatre to express summer on the next level!

Regal Summer Movie Express tickets offer families an affordable way to enjoy the latest blockbuster movies. This program is an excellent option for parents who want to entertain their children during the summer break without breaking the bank.

Regal also has a Sensory-Friendly program called Regal’s My Way Matinee gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie with the lights turned up and the volume turned down. This becomes a safe space where our guests are free to express themselves by singing, crying, dancing, walking around, talking, or shouting while enjoying Hollywood’s latest films.

The Regal Summer Movie Express lineup includes popular titles. Families can purchase tickets online or at the box office on the day of the show for the tickets and the concession products, too, making it easy to plan a last-minute outing with their little ones.

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Summer Movie Express tickets are just $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring summer movies the whole family will enjoy. Availability varies by location, so select a movie on their sites to see showtimes or check participating theatres for schedules.

Regal Summer Movie Express Ticket Price: $2

Showtimes: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Movies available:

Related: Sensory-Friendly Movies & Where to Find Them


Looking for an entertaining and budget-friendly activity to keep the kids occupied this summer? The Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse is the right one for you, a fun and affordable program that offers family-friendly films every week.

This exciting program is perfect for families looking to beat the heat and enjoy some quality time together. Each week, Cinemark will screen a different film that parents and children alike will love.

In addition to providing great entertainment, the Summer Movie Clubhouse also offers families an opportunity to bond over their favorite movies. Whether you're introducing your kids to one of your childhood favorites or discovering a new gem together, these screenings are sure to create lasting memories.

Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse

8 weeks of mega-fun movies for kids! Summer Movie Clubhouse is back at Cinemark with 8 weeks of kid-approved movies! Enjoy safe and exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50 plus applicable taxes and fees per ticket for each movie. Save even more with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs or any size popcorn and drink combo during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes. You can view Participating Theatres in purchasing the tickets.

Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse Ticket Price: $1.50 + tax

Showtimes: 8 weeks

Movies available:

Related: Everything You Need to Know About Cinemark Movie Club

Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Entertainment's Family Favourites program is a movie series that offers families an affordable way to enjoy classic and recent movies on the big screen. This program is an excellent opportunity for parents to bring their children to the cinema, introduce them to classic films, or re-watch old favorites together. The program runs every Saturday morning at participating Cineplex theatres.

The selection offers something for everyone, ranging from animated blockbusters. The Family Favourites program has become a beloved tradition for many families who appreciate quality time spent together while enjoying great films.

Cineplex also offers fun interactive experiences before each screening such as games and photo opportunities with famous characters from the movies being shown.

Family Favourites program Ticket Price: $2.99 +tax

Showtimes: Saturday morning

Movies available:

These movies will be coming soon:

Marcus Theatres

The Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Summer Film Series is an exciting event that provides families with the perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time together. This series features a wide selection of family-friendly films that are sure to keep both parents and children entertained throughout the summer.

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The Kids Dream Summer Film Series is not only entertaining but affordable too! It's easy for families to enjoy a fun day out without breaking the bank. They also offer $3 popcorn and fountain drinks available for Kids Dream showings. 

Kids Dream Summer Film Series Ticket Price: $3

Movies available:

  • Shrek 2 – June 15-June 17
  • The Bad Guys – June 20-June 24
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile  – June 27-July 1
  • The Amazing Maurice – July 4-8
  • Minions: Rise of Gru – July 11-July 15
  • Mummies – July 18-July 22
  • DC League of Super Pets – July 25-July 29
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – August 1-August 5
  • Check the theater website for more information.

Marquee Cinemas

Summer is the perfect time for kids to explore new adventures and experience fun-filled activities. One exciting way to keep them entertained during this season is by taking them to Marquee Cinemas Kids Summer Movies.

Marquee Cinemas Kids Summer Movies have a jam-packed schedule of movies that cater to all ages from toddlers to teenagers. They offer a lineup of popular animated movies. Additionally, the cinema chain also showcases classic films that both parents and children can enjoy together.

The best part about Marquee Cinemas Kids Summer Movies is that they offer free movies for kids during the summer months.

Kids Summer Movies Ticket Price: Marquee Cinemas offers free movies for kids during the summer months

Showtimes: 9:30 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Movies available:

Megaplex Theatres

Megaplex Kids Summer Movies is a fantastic opportunity for kids to watch their favorite movies on the big screen. This summer, Megaplex Theaters is showing some of the most popular movies for kids of all ages. From animated classics to new releases, there's something for everyone.

Summer Movie Passes for Kids is Now Available! Passes are $10 and can be purchased online or at any participating Megaplex Theatres Box Office. Individual tickets are available for $1.50 each. 10 classic G or PG-rated family films will be shown to kids as well as their accompanying parents or guardians, with one film shown each week at participating Megaplex sites.

Showtimes begin at 10:00 a.m. at each site, with Sensory Friendly shows beginning at 10:30 a.m. Summer Movies for Kids begin the last week of May or the first week of June.

Kids Summer Movies Ticket Price:

  • Passes: $10
  • Individual Tickets: $1.50 each

Showtimes: 10:00 am

Movies available: 

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Harkins Theatres

Summer Movie Fun is returning to your favorite Harkins locations!  With a variety of movies being released this summer, you won't want to miss out on all the excitement that Harkins has in store for you.

One of the best things about Harkins Theatres is its unique approach to movie-going experiences. Harkins has been bringing the BEST family-friendly movies back to the BIG screen for almost 50 years, keeping kids engaged and comfortable during the summer. Tickets for Summer Movie Fun will go on sale on April 28, 2023! Tickets are available at participating theaters.

Summer Movie Fun Ticket Price: less than $1 per movie

Showtimes: 9:45 AM on the scheduled dates for every movie.

Movies available: 

Classic Cinemas

The Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Movie Series is a summer program that brings joy and excitement to moviegoers of all ages. Every Wednesday, starting in June and running through August, Classic Cinemas theaters offer a selection of classic films for a discounted price. This is the perfect opportunity to escape the heat and enjoy some quality movie time with family or friends. 

Every Wednesday morning during the summer, enjoy a family film for $2 (*Includes all relevant taxes excluding La Grange municipal tax). Purchase tickets for allocated seats at the theater or online (no convenience fee!). Doors open at 9 AM for games and entertainment. The show starts at 10 AM.

Additionally, every site will feature a Wednesday morning auditorium reserved for those who might want more flexibility than the traditional movie theater environment permits. You can move around and talk with the volume turned down, which is beneficial for kids or visitors with special needs.

Wednesday Morning Movie Series Ticket Price: $2

Showtimes:  10 AM on Wednesday

Movies available: 

  • 6/7 The Mitchells vs the Machine (PG)
  • 6/14 Trolls World Tour (PG)
  • 6/21 Lyle Lyle Crocodile (PG)
  • 6/28 Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)
  • 7/5 Paddington 2 (PG)
  • 7/12 DC League of Super Pets (PG)
  • 7/19 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)
  • 7/26 The Amazing Maurice (PG)
  • 8/2 Mummies (PG)
  • 8/9 Surprise Movie!
  • Check the theater website for more information.

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