Eagle-eyed Hiffers (holy crap, how did you get an EAGLE'S EYE?!) know that my current offspring count sits equal to the number of home runs I've hit for the Seattle Mariners this season. That said, I suspect I have an inkling for what it feels like for parents with bored children moping around. For you see, I myself get bored. A lot. And if your kids are anything like me, it must be insufferable to be around them when they have nothing to do.
As such, I'm going to put together a few lists of free & cheap events this summer. First up are all the summer movie deals I could find. I'm sure there are more, so please leave a comment if you find any I missed!
AMC Theaters – Their Summer Nights program is aimed at adults with 8 blockbuster hits back for a limited time. Show times are Mon-Wed at 10 pm. Tickets are just $3 and benefit charity.
Bow Tie Cinemas – Select locations are showing free kids movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am from June 24 to Aug. 20.
Carmike Cinemas – There are whispers here and there of a Carmike summer offer, and there more likely is one, however there's nothing definitive yet out the ‘net. Look at me, I'm a poet who didn't know it.
Cinemark Century Theaters – They have two different money saving movie programs. First, pay $5 in advanced and you'll get tickets for 10 movies! Alternatively, you can buy your tickets at the show for $1 each. Note some Rave Theaters are now owned by Cinemark.
Cineplex – Saturday mornings at 11am through June will feature Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favorite film each week for only $2.50 at participation locations.
– Beginning June 11th, Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Each Wednesday morning at 10 am ticket prices are just $1, all movies are rated G and PG.
Harkins Theater – Again, you have two options: Buy a season pass then each movie is less then $1. Or buy tickets the day of the movie for $2 per ticket. Show times are at 9:45 am.
– Every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday mornings at 10am from June 15 – Aug. 13 will feature a favorite family flick for just $2! Popcorn and sodas are $2.50 as well. Finally, you can score 2 free tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance agent.
Regal Cinemas $1 Movies – All summer long long you can see select PG movies for just $1 a ticket. Show times are Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am.
Studio Movie Grill – Their Summer Children's Series is every weekday at 11 am. Like the rest, you get a family friendly film only $2 a ticket.
Showcase Cinemas – Their Bookworm Wednesdays allow kids to bring in a book report (6 and under don't need this) in exchange for free admission! The best I ever got for a book report was the promise of no more book reports.
So there you have it. Like I said earlier, please leave a comment if you know of any programs I missed!