When it's too hot to play outside, kids can chill at one of the many low-cost children's movie series offered during the summer months at area theaters. The movie series feature kid-friendly, G- and PG-rated films from June through August. Admission is minimal and sometimes includes a voucher that can be used toward popcorn or other concessions. Here's a rundown of some fun movie series to try.
Cinemark's 10-week series features 10 recently released G and PG movies. See all 10 films for $5 with the purchase of a 10-film punch card (available at the box office while supplies last), or pay $1 at the door. Punch cards must be used at the theater where they are purchased; each punch card includes one admission for each week's film. Schedules for participating theaters are available here.
Some featured movies: The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, Storks.
The series runs June 4 to Aug. 17, Monday through Friday, at 10 a.m. at nine Studio Movie Grill locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Admission for each film is $1. Titles change weekly. studiomoviegrill.com.
Some featured movies: Megamind, Ferdinand, The Croods.
Alamo's Kids Camp screens a mix of kids’ classic and recent movies with titles changing weekly. Make a $1, $3 or $5 donation for a ticket and Alamo will distribute 100% of ticket sales to local nonprofits and schools. Kids Camp starts June 4 and runs through August at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Dallas, Richardson and Irving. Screenings are at 12:30 p.m. on most days and kids must be accompanied by an adult. For added fun, sign up your child for a Summer Fun Card, a program that allows kids to earn stickers with each movie they see. In return, the stickers can go toward free rewards, including milkshakes and popcorn. Alamo alos offers monthly PBS Kids screenings. drafthouse.com/dfw.
Some featured movies: The Lego Movie, How to Train Your Dragon, Trolls.
Regal's nine-week series costs $1 per movie, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Will Rogers Institute. June 5-Aug. 1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at UA Fossil Creek Stadium 11, 6100 North Freeway, Fort Worth. regmovies.com/movies/summer-movie-express.
Some featured movies: The Iron Giant, Curious George, Sing, The Secret Life of Pets.
Kids Flicks runs June 5 through Aug. 9 at Movie Tavern locations in Arlington, Bedford and Fort Worth's Hulen Mall; and May 28 through Aug. 2 at theaters in Denton and Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth. Screenings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Admission is $4 which includes a $4 credit toward your child's food and soft drink. Check the Movie Tavern location of your choice for the exact movie schedule. movietavern.com.
Some featured movies: Trolls, Sing, Boss Baby, Despicable Me 3.
Kids can catch a movie and a enjoy a kid-sized refreshment pack for $4, every Wednesday (except July 4) at 10 a.m. at AMC locations in Forney, Hickory Creek, Irving and Mesquite. The Summer Movie Camp series starts on June 6 and runs through Aug. 1 (June 13 to Aug. 8 in Mesquite). Tickets are only available at the box office.
Some featured movies: Trolls, Paddington 2, The Batman Movie.
Watch kid-friendly movies on Saturdays and Tuesdays, June 2 through Aug. 14., with a $1 ticket. Titles change weekly. Choose between the Kids' Movie Series which starts at 10 a.m. or Sensory Sensitive Cinema at 9 a.m. The latter offers a quieter experience, with sound and lights adjusted for children with sensory sensitivity.
Some featured movies: Ferdinand, The Lego Batman Movie, Boss Baby.
Catch a movie a week for 10 weeks. Price for all 10 movies is $6, on sale at the box office. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Each film screens Monday through Friday for one week, starting at 9:45 a.m. The series runs June 4-Aug. 10 at Harkins' Southlake 14 theater.
Some featured movies: Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Emoji Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Free movie series kicks off June 5 and runs through August at Moviehouse dine-in theaters in Keller, Flower Mound and McKinney. Pick up your free tickets at the box office starting at 9 a.m. each Tuesday until they are gone. Movies start at 10 a.m.
Some featured movies: Minions, My Little Pony, Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of Dawn Treader.
Flix Brewhouse, the movie theater that brews its own beer, has a discounted movie series for kids that runs throughout the summer. Movies screen each Wednesday at 11 a.m., titles change weekly and tickets are $2.
Some featured movies: The Iron Giant, The Secret Life of Pets, The Land Before Time.