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!
Here’s your roundup of kid’s summer movies for June 3-12:
Alamo Kids Camp- Free (June item on the Summer Fun Checklist)
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).
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole: June 6 – 12 at the Village location (2700 W Anderson, Lane Austin, TX 78757). 10:00am on weekdays, 9:45am on weekends
Mary Poppins: June 6 – 12 at the Lakeline location (14028 N US Highway 183, Bldg F, Austin, TX 78717). Morning showtimes vary each day. Please check website for times.
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:
- June 9-12, Movies 8 (2132 N. Mays St, Round Rock), Mondays through Thursdays at 10 a.m.
- June 10 and 11, Tinseltown 17 (5501 S IH-35, Austin), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
- June 10 and 11, Cinemark Cedar Park (1890 Ranch Shopping Center, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park), Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
- June 11, 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.
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.
Hotel Transylvania and The Smurfs 2, June 10 and 11, 10am at the following locations:
- 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 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.
- Shrek: June 2 – 5, 10am
- Madagascar 3: June 9 – 12, 10am
Each Tuesday from June 10 – 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)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).
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, June 10, 10am