Monday, July 14, 2014

Free & $1 Kids Movies Through the End of July

When you're in need of a boredom buster for the kids and a break from the heat, there's nothing better cooling down in a movie theater with some popcorn and some laughs.  Free summer movies offer a great way to keep the whole family entertained and occupied for a few hours, while giving mom and dad a little break. And lucky for us, we've got plenty of free or discounted summer movie programs around Austin to choose from!

And if you're looking for more ways to keep the kids entertained, be sure to print out your own Austin Summer Fun Checklist for Kids for a great list of suggested local activities.

Here's your roundup of FREE and DISCOUNTED kid's summer movies through the end of July:

Alamo Kids Camp- Free 
The Alamo Drafthouse offers FREE kids movies through their Alamo Kids Camp Series screenings! Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show, and seating is first come, first served. A parent or guardian must accompany their child to any movie. And do note that this is not for the very little ones -- unless you go on a Tuesday. No children under the age of 3 will be admitted (except on Tuesday's Baby Day when all ages are welcome to attend).

Alamo Drafthouse showtimes change pretty frequently, so it's best to go to their website to verify times and locations. Here are the upcoming movies offered:

Frankenweenie:
  • July 18 - 24 at the Lakeline location (14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg F), 10:00am.
  • July 21 - 30 at the Village location (2700 W Anderson Lane), 10:00am.
Kung Fu Panda:
  • July 11 - 17 at the Village location (2700 W Anderson Lane), times vary slightly each day (around 10:30am)
  • July 18 - 24 at the Slaughter Lane location (5701 W. Slaughter Lane), 9:30am on the 19th and 20th, 10:00am on July 21-24. 
Rio
  • July 11 - 17 at the Slaughter Lane location (5701 W. Slaughter Lane), 9:30am on the 11th- 13th, 10:00am on July 14-17th. 
  • July 25 - 31 at  at the Lakeline location (14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg F), 10:00am.
Annie 
  • July 11 - 17 at the Lakeline location (14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg F), 10:00am
  • July 18 - 24 at the Village location (2700 W Anderson Lane), 10:00am.
  • July 25 - 31 at Slaughter Lane location (5701 W. Slaughter Lane), 9:30am on the 25th and 26th, 10:00am on July 26-31st.

Take note: Watching an Alamo Kids Camp movie is an item on the Summer Fun Checklist for the month of August.


Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse - $1

The Cinemark summer movie program offers 10 movies throughout the summer for only $1 per ticket, or you can purchase a pass for all 10 movies for only $5 (per person). There are four Cinemark theaters around town, with slightly different schedules. Here's what's coming up:

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • July 14 - 17,  Movies 8 (2132 N. Mays St, Round Rock), Mondays through Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • July 15 and 16, Tinseltown 17 (5501 S IH-35, Austin), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. 
  • July 15 and 16, Cinemark Cedar Park (1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • July 16, Hill Country Galleria (12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave), Wednesday at 10 a.m.  

Walking with Dinosaurs
  • July 21-24,  Movies 8 (2132 N. Mays St, Round Rock), Mondays through Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • July 22 and 23, Tinseltown 17 (5501 S IH-35, Austin), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. 
  • July 22 and 23, Cinemark Cedar Park (1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • July 23, Hill Country Galleria (12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave), Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

 The Lego Movie

  • July 28-31,  Movies 8 (2132 N. Mays St, Round Rock), Mondays through Thursdays at 10 a.m.
  • July 29 and 30, Tinseltown 17 (5501 S IH-35, Austin), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. 
  • July 29 and 30, Cinemark Cedar Park (1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
  • July 30, Hill Country Galleria (12812 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave), Wednesday at 10 a.m. 



Regal Summer Movie Express - $1

Three area Regal location will host the Summer Movie Express on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for nine weeks. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute.

July 15th and 16th:
Kung Fu Panda 2 and Madagascar 3 

July 22nd and 23rd: 
The Croods and Epic

July 29th and 30th:
Turbo and Walking with Dinosaurs

Note: Specific information regarding which show is scheduled for each location is not currently available online. Please call your preferred location to ask which of these two movie will be shown.
  • Regal Arbor 8 @ Great Hills, (512) 231-9742
  • Regal Westgate Stadium 11,  (512) 899-2013
  • Regal Lakeline Mall,  (512) 335-4793


Southwest Theaters Lake Creek - $1

Southwest Theaters Lake Creek 7 (the former home of Alamo Lake Creek in North Austin at 13729 Research Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78750) will host a Summer Movie Series of $1 films, from June 2 - August 22, 2014. The $1 movies will be shown each week from Monday to Thursday. All shows start at 10 a.m.
  • Kung Fu Panda 2, July 14- 17th, 10am
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, July  21-24th, 10am
  • The Lego Movie, July 28-31st, 10am



Family Film Festival, Georgetown & Buda Theaters - 50 Cents

Through August 19, 2014, City Lights Theater in Georgetown (420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown, TX 78628) and Schulman Theaters Lost Pines 8 in Bastrop (1600 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX 78602) is hosting their summer Family Film Festival, with $0.50 movies on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.  and each location and seating is limited with no reservations. All proceeds benefit the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club. The theater also offers a 12 oz kid's drink and popcorn tub for $3.50 (with coupon).
  • Walking with Dinosaurs, July 15, 10am 
  • The Croods, July 22nd, 10am
  • Epic, July 29th, 10am


Movie House & Eatery - Free

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. this summer, the Moviehouse & Eatery in North Austin (8300 N FM 620) will host a special movie screening for kids in the general admission auditoriums. Movie tickets are free, but they’ll be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, so stop by the box office and pick yours up today!
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, July 15 
  • Despicable Me 2, July 22


Deep Eddy Movie Nights - Pool Admission Required


Join friends at Deep Eddy Pool (401 Deep Eddy Ave.) with your floats and favorite beach towel to enjoy a truly unique movie experience with movies beginning at dusk (approximately 8:45pm). Sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse. For additional information, please call (512) 472-8546. Entry fees range from $1 - $4 per person.
  • The Lego Movie, July 19
  • Despicable Me 2, August 2




Amy's Ice Creams Movie Nights (Burnet Rd.) - Free

Amy's Ice Creams offers free outdoor viewings of classic childhood movies! Every monday night, all summer long, we will set up a huge projector outside of our Burnet Road location (5624 Burnet Rd.) and show one of these moooovies:
  • Wreck it Ralph, July 14
  • Frozen, July 22
  • School of Rock, July 28


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