In Texas, summer is winter. Confused? What I mean by that is that we Texans tend to spend more time indoors during the summer months since temperatures are so hot, much like northerners do in the wintertime. For some, this is a hard thing to take knowing that summer technically means you should be spending loads of time outside. So if you feel like you should get the kids out of the house, I have an easy solution for you: take them from the air conditioned house into the air conditioned car and then into an air conditioned movie theater! Voila. You just did something productive on this beautiful summer day!
Unfortunately, movie prices are not cheap. BUT there are several options for you that are either FREE or cheap.
Remember the old $1 movie theaters from back in the old days? This is the same thing, only costing a little more. The cinema is a bit older but has all of the essentials– popcorn, candy and soda– that you can find in the pricier joints. They show somewhat recent movies. Open seven days a week.
Location: 2132 N. Mays Street in Round Rock.
All movies are rated G or PG. All shows begin at 10:00am on Tuesday and Wednesday now through August 8th.
Participating Theaters: Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 5501 S. IH 35; Cinemark Hill Country Galleria, 12812 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave.
Moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard the Summer Movie Express to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:00. A portion of proceeds from the Summer Movie Express will be donated to the Will Rogers Institute.
Participating Theaters: Arbor 8 Great Hills, 9828 Great Hills Trail; Westgate Stadium 11, 4477 South Lamar Blvd.; Lakeline Mall 9, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr.
Alamo Kids’ Camp
The Alamo Kids’ Camp shows your kids’ favorite movies every day of the week for free now through August 23rd! Times and locations vary so be sure to check the schedule to plan your visit. Children must be at least 3 years old for all showings except for Tuesday which is baby day.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. The theater opens at 9:00am and all films begin at 9:30am now through August 7th.
Location: City Lights Theatre Georgetown, Wolf Ranch Pkwy, Georgetown
Cost: $3 adults, $1 for children 1-11, free for kids under 1
If you would like to really spend some time in the great outdoors, head over to Deep Eddy Pool where you can float in the cool water while watching a family-friendly movie! Saturday at dusk now through July 28th.
Location: Deep Eddy, 401 Deep Eddy Ave.