Can you believe summer is only two weeks away?! What better way to enjoy the dog days of summer 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, July 5 -Madagascar 3 (PG)
Friday, July 19 – Back to the Future (PG)
Friday, August 2 – Hotel Transylvania (PG)
Friday, August 16 – E.T. The Extraterrestrial (PG)
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, August 23 – Hotel Transylvania (PG)
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.
August 23 – The Lorax (PG)
Summer Movies 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 29 – Ice Age: Continental Drift
July 13 – The Croods
July 20 – Wreck-it-Ralph – Radion Disney Movie Night
July 27 – Family Choice Night
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.
June 29 – “The Little Rascals” – Movie
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.
July 19 – Brave
August 16 – Madagascar 3
Free Movies at Carolina Cinemas/CrownPoint Stadium 12
Carolina Cinemas at Crownpoint Stadium 12 is hosting free kids movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11am through July. Limited seating, first-come, first-served.
June 25 & 26 – Madagascar 3
July 9 & 10 – Kung Fu Panda 2
July 16 & 17 – Megamind
July 23 & 24 – Despicable Me
July 30 & 31 – How to Train Your Dragon
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 28 – Too Far Gone (Pop Country)
July 12 – The Amazing Spiderman (PG 13)
July 26 – Rhythm Nation (Variety/Top 40)
Aug 9 – Oz, The Great and Powerful (PG)
Aug 23 – Chris Lane Band (Pop Country)
Sep 13 – Joystick (70’s/80’s Pop Rock)
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.
Phillips Place Stadium 10, Starlight Stadium 14, and Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22 in Charlotte
Franklin Square Stadium 14 in Gastonia
Birkdale Stadium 16 in Huntersville
Week 1: The Three Stooges
Week 1: Ice Age: Continental Drift
Week 2: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Week 2: Parental Guidance
Week 3: Mr. Poppers’ Penguins
Week 3: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Week 4: Monte Carlo
Week 4: Rio
Week 5: Coraline
Week 5: ParaNorman
Week 6: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Week 6: Big Miracle
Week 7: Yogi Bear
Week 7: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Week 8: Racing Stripes
Week 8: Happy Feet Too
Week 9: African Cats
Week 9: Chimpanzee
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!