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Free Summer Movies for Kids (2012)
Posted By Jim On 06/21/2012 @ 7:15 am In Personal Finance | 2 Comments
For a summer of college, I lived in New York City while I interned at a technology startup called Webmind (formerly Intelligenesis, Wired correctly predicted a dim future ) and was amazed when movies at the movie theater near Union Station were over ten bucks (this is back when “regular” theaters had movies for around $7 and matinees for only $5-6). Expensive was relative since, in looking back, $5-6 for two hours of entertainment was pretty good even back then.
So I can’t imagine what it’s like for parents of kids because going to the movies, even before you talk about snacks, gets to be ridiculously expensive. Fortunately, if you’re a parent with kids home for the summer break, a lot of movie theaters actually have kid friendly summer movie programs. The programs offer free family friend G or PG rated movies during the day, usually starting in the morning, absolutely free for the kids and a few bucks for the parents. In all cases, it’s first come first served.
Last but not least, Showcase Cinemas  has a summer reading program where kids get to see a free movie every Wednesday morning at 10Am from July 11 – August 8 if they read a book and provide a book report.
Check out your local community center or library, they usually have free summer movie programs as well!
Does your local movie theater offer a free movie program for kids? Let me know and I’ll add it to the list!
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 Wired correctly predicted a dim future: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/media/news/2001/04/43158?currentPage=all
 Bowtie Cinemas: http://www.bowtiecinemas.com/summer_2012.html
 Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: http://www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse-2012
 Cinemaworld: http://cinemaworldonline.com/melbourne/kidfest.asp
 Classic Cinemas: http://www.classiccinemas.com/Content.aspx?page=34
 Clearview Cinemas: http://clearviewcinemas.com/summerkidsclub.asp
 Collins Road Theatres: http://collinsroadtheatres.com/Kids/kid_show_2012.html
 Camp Flagship: http://www.flagshipcinemas.com/camp-new-bedford/
 Georgia Theatre Company: http://www.georgiatheatrecompany.com/gtc-promotions.asp
 Great Escape Theaters: http://greatescapetheatres.com/Promotions.html?banner_id=22
 Harkins Theatres: http://www.harkinstheatres.com/summerMovieFun.aspx
 Malco Theatres: http://www.malco.com/subpage.php?page_id=121
 Marcus Theatres: http://www.marcustheatres.com/Promotion/PromotionDetail/5/
 Marquee Cinemas: http://www.marqueecinemas.com/summerseries.asp
 Muvico Free Summer Film Fest: http://www.muvico.com/SummerFilmFest.aspx
 Regal Cinemas: http://www.regmovies.com/summermovieexpress/
 Showcase Cinemas: http://www.showcasecinemas.com/programs/kids-and-families/bookwormwed
Thank you for reading!