Great Summer Movie Savings

  • Summer Deals

    Movie ticket prices have jumped to as much as $20 for special showings in some areas, but there are still ways to enjoy films – even blockbuster summer movies – without breaking the bank. Discounts and deals are actually available all summer long. Here’s a look at some of the events and promotions you may be able to take advantage of this summer movie season. Photo Credit: mike52ad
    Regal Free Family Film Festival
  • Regal Free Family Film Festival

    Every summer since 1991, Regal Entertainment has been holding free movie screenings for kids and parents. This year, certain films rated G or PG including Shrek the Third, Kung Fu Panda and Muppets From Space will be shown Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. Tickets are required, and can only be picked up the day of the show, but they’re completely free. To find a participating Regal theater near you, visit regmovies.com. Photo Credit: Regal Entertainment Group
    AMC Summer Movie Camp
  • AMC Summer Movie Camp

    AMC Entertainment also offers movie screenings for kids on Tuesdays from June 15 through Aug. 10. Admission costs $1 for kids and adults and there’s a $4 deal on kids concession packs, which is more than a 30% discount from the regular price, according to AMC. All proceeds from the screenings go to Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. To find a participating AMC theater in your area, visit amcentertainment.com. Photo Credit: AMC Entertainment
    Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
  • Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

    Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse deal offers 10 a.m. screenings of 10 different kids’ movies for $5 if you buy a punch card in advance. Otherwise each showing costs $1. The days of the week when the movies are screened varies by location. To look for a participating location near you, visit Cinemark.com. Photo Credit: Cinemark
    Outdoor Film Screenings
  • Outdoor Film Screenings

    Watching films outdoors is a great way to be entertained during warm summer evenings, and an organization near you may be screening night movies. In Atlanta for example, free movies are playing at Atlantic Station, the Mall of Georgia and several parks and recreation areas, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Free and cheap movie screening are also planned for this summer in Dallas at locations including the Castle Hills residential community, Frisco Square Developments and Half Price Books, according to The Dallas Morning News. Photo Credit: nurpax
    Group Discounts
  • Group Discounts

    If you’re planning a large group outing to watch a new summer movie, Clearview Cinemas offers as much as 40% off for parties of 50. “Premiere” tickets, which cover new releases, cost $400 for 50 tickets, and “Standard” ones, which don’t cover showings during the first 10 days of a movie’s run, cost $350 for 50 tickets. Photo Credit: tvol
    Opting for Matinees
  • Opting for Matinees

    In many areas, matinees can be much cheaper than evening showings. So, if you’re set on seeing a brand new summer film and don’t plan on traveling with a pack of 50 friends, this could be your best option if you're free in the morning or early afternoon. Photo Credit: dbking
    Regal Crown Club Card
  • Regal Crown Club Card

    If you want see a brand new summer film on its first night in theaters and still save money, using a Regal Cinemas Crown Club Card could eventually earn you a free movie, free popcorn, candy, soda and other rewards. You can also get candy for $1 on Mondays and popcorn for $1 on Tuesdays with the purchase of a movie ticket. Photo Credit: bdjsb
    Eating Before Your Outing
  • Eating Before Your Outing

    The amount of money you spend on concessions can easily surpass what you spend on a movie ticket, so eating before you head to the movies could curb your urge to buy theater snacks that could be overpriced and unhealthy. Photo Credit: edenpictures
    Are Americ's Classic Theaters Disappearing?
  • Are Americ's Classic Theaters Disappearing?

    The classic drive-in movie theater is hard to come by in America these days. For more on the drive-ins that still remain, check out MainStreet's article, Drive-In Movies: The Final Curtain Call. Photo Credit: army.arch
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