Can you believe summer is only two weeks away?! What better way to kick it off than to enjoy FREE or SUPER CHEAP movies?! Lord knows you’ll need a little something extra to get kids and parents through the summer, especially on a rainy day or when you’re just not up for a pool outing!
Let’s start with the FREE movies!
Summer Entertainment Series in Kannapolois
Summer Movies are on Fridays at Village Park, already underway for tomorrow. Movies start at 8:45p, make sure you check out their full concert/movies series by clicking here.
Friday, May 18 – Dale Earnhardt 3 – Modern Film Festival Screening
Friday, May 25 – Dolphin Tale (PG) [Musician Matt Minchew opening at 7:30]
Friday, June 8 – Cars II (G) [Musician Marty DeJarnette opening at 7:30]
Friday, June 22 – How to Train Your Dragon (PG) [Prime Time Piedmont Band opening at 7:30]
Friday, July 6 – The Muppets (PG) [Boys in the Well opening at 7:30]
Friday, July 13 – Red Machine – Modern Film Festival Screening
Friday, July 20 – Footloose (2011) (PG-13) [Curtis and the Dilettantes opening at 7:30]
Friday, August 3 – Soul Surfer (PG) [Musician & Performer David Crowe opening at 7:30]
Friday, August 17 – Adventures of Tin Tin (PG) [Time Sawyer Band opening at 7:30]
Saturday, September 22 – I am Legend – 411 Community Read Film Screening (8:45 start)
Movies in the Park in Huntersville
Radiant Life Fellowship Church presents Movies in the Park at North Mecklenburg Park in Huntersville. Free movies, popcorn and drinks. The park opens at 6pm and the movies start at dusk.
Friday, June 1: The Muppets
Friday, September 7: Kung Fu Panda 2
Movies in the Park in Harrisburg
This event is hosted by University City Fellowship in partnership with Harrisburg Parks and Recreation. It is a free, family-friendly event. The event is first-come, first-serve. It will be held at Harrisburg Park, located at 191 Sims Parkway. Please feel free to bring your own chair or blanket. NO alcohol or pets.
June 1 – Cars 2
August 31 – Kung Fu Panda 2
September 21 – The Adventures of Tintin
Dinner and Movie at Carolina Place
Carolina Place Mall will host this movie series and will include exclusive discounts at CP restaurants. Movies will be shown in the courtyard outside of the south entrance of the mall, directly beside REI. A special 23-foot inflatable movie screen and surround sound system will replicate the true movie theater experience and families are encouraged to bring blankets to create a comfortable seating area.
The event kicks off each week at 7:30p with special entertainment and vendors in the courtyard. Movie pre-shows will begin approximately 20 minutes prior to dusk with each movie starting as the sun sets.
June 2 – The Muppets – Rated PG – Radio Disney Movie Night
June 9 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Rated G
June 16 – Journey 2 – The Mysterious Island, Rated PG
June 23 – We Bought a Zoo, Rated PG
June 30 – Puss in Boots, Rated PG
July 7 – NO SHOW
July 14 – The Adventures of Tin Tin, Rated PG
July 21 – Cars 2 – Radio Disney Movie Night, Rated G
July 28 – The Three Stooges, Rated PG
Matthews Summer Concert & Movie Series
The Town of Matthews presents it’s summer concert series. All concert and pre-movie activities begin at 7p. Movies begin at 8:30p/dusk. NO pets.
May 26 – Skinny Velvet
June 2 – Cars, Rated G
June 8 – Charlotte Symphony
June 16 – The Muppets, Rated PG
June 23 – Chairman of the Board
June 30 – Grease, Rated PG-13
July 4 – Too Much Sylvia, party/variety band
Movies in the Park @ Ballantyne
Movies in the Park @ Ballantyne has become a summer time tradition and is hosted by Next Level Church. This event includes free movies, popcorn, bottled water, door prizes and face-painting. Located in the heart of Ballantyne at Ballantyne Corporate Park.
June 15 – The Adventures of Tin Tin
July 20 – Mr. Popper’s Penguins
August 17 – Hugo
Free Movies at Carolina Cinemas/CrownPoint Stadium 12
Carolina Cinemas at Crownpoint Stadium 12 is hosting free kids movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting June 19th.
June 19 & 20: How To Train Your Dragon
June 26 & 27: Despicable Me
July 3 & 4: Ice Age
July 10 & 11: Karate Kid (2010)
July 17 & 18: The Smurfs
July 24 & 25: Puss in Boots
Pineville Rockin’ and Reelin’ Summer Concert and Movie Series
Located at Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnson Dr, Pineville, NC. Concerts start at 7p. Pre-movie activities start at 7p, movies start at dusk. For more info, click here.
June 8 – Cars 2
June 22 – Fantastic Shakers
June 28 – Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Thursday)
July 13 – The Smurfs
July 27 – Key West Band
Aug. 10 – Dolphin Tale
Aug 24 – The Stranger (Tribute to Billy Joel)
Sept. 14 – Zookeeper
Sept 28 – Jody Lee Petty
Regal Theatres Regal Summer Movie Express – this is the $1 movie schedule!
Regal Theatres has hosted a Free Family Film Festival in theatres across the country since 1991 and will continue this year at a price of $1. The festival lasts 9 weeks. Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday (and some Thursdays) during the festival. First-come, first-served and seating is limited to theater capacity, so make sure you get there early.
Cost is $1, all movies start at 10a.
This is the movie line-up for most participating Regal Theatres. Click here to find the location nearest you as well as to confirm exact dates & times.
6/12-6/14 – Journey 2 & Kit Kittredge: American Girl
6/19-6/21 – Dolphin Tale & Happy Feet 2
6/26-6/28 – Legend of the Guardians and Yogi Bear
7/3-7/5 – Cats & Dogs: Revenge & Hugo
7/10-7/12 – Adventures of Tin Tin & Puss in Boots
7/17-7/19 – Kung Fu Panda 2 & Rango
7/24-7/26 – Rio & Spy Kids: All the Time
7/31-8/2 – Chimpanzee & Hoodwinked Too
8/7-8/9 – Arthur Christmas & Smurfs
Bookmark this post, Smarties, you’ll want to refer to this all summer long! I have this tagged in “summer fun”. Smarty travel tip: When you are on the road this summer, make sure you google “free summer movies” in the city you are headed to because these deals are nationwide. Happy Summer!