Watch Kid-Friendly Movies for $1 at Major Movie Theaters This Summer

Starting May 27th, you can catch second-run kids' movies for just $1 a ticket.

There’s good news for parents, babysitters and all the mini cinephiles out of school for the season. Cinemark, Regal Theaters and AMC are all offering discounts on children’s matinees for the summer months.

For just $1 per ticket (in most cases), you can take the family out to a variety of kids’ movies at participating locations around the country. Showtimes and specific films vary, so be sure to check with your local theater before heading out. Most of the options are for second-run movies, but that’s the great thing about kids: they’ll have fun anyway.

Kids’ Movie Ticket Deals for the Summer


Beginning May 27th, Cinemark is offering a summer movie package that makes going to the movies with kids way more affordable. For only $5, you can nab a matinee punch card good for 10 family-friendly movies. Alternatively, you can buy a la carte tickets for kids’ movies at $1 a pop.

This deal is only applicable for specific kid-friendly films, including options like The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterDespicable Me 3, How to Train Your Dragon and the seasonally appropriate Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Exact showings will vary by location, though. Additionally, the offer is only good Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Find Your Local Cinemark

Regal Theaters

Regal Theaters is offering a similar deal on kids’ movies this summer through its Summer Movie Express program. For $1 at participating locations, you can catch family-friendly movies like The Lego Batman MovieThe House with a Clock in its Walls or Paddington 2.

This offer is good for the 10 a.m. matinees on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Find Your Local Regal


Not to be outdone, AMC Theaters is also getting in on the summer movie game. For $4, you can get a movie ticket and a KidsPack of snacks and a drink from concessions on Wednesday mornings — a savings of up to $16.

TrollsSmallfoot and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies are just a few of the titles AMC has on rotation for their kids’ matinee discount — specifics vary by theaters.

Find Your Local AMC


To see every movie on offer, including deals from regional theater chains, click here. Thanks SlickDealio for the pointer!

And if you want to be notified of future movie deals as soon as they’re posted, be sure to set up a Deal Alert.

  • Deal Value: Up to $16 (varies by location).
  • Timeframe: Beginning May 27th through summer (varies by location).
  • Things to Remember: Specific children’s matinees only. Check the individual theater for showtimes and availability.
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Rebecca High

Rebecca High is a producer, writer, and editor from Los Angeles. Reincarnated from her previous lives as both an expat living in Asia and a reality TV producer, she now spends her time hunting down the best coffee experiences all over the world, watching all the food porn, and perfecting her avocado toast-making skills. She’s passionate about international affairs, social justice, and tech development aimed at providing humanitarian relief and solving environmental issues.

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