Discounted Summer Movie Series for Kids {2016}

Summer vacation is almost here, which means the start of movie season.  While many new blockbuster movies are coming out, I just can’t possibly shell out $40 for popcorn,tickets, and drinks all the time. It makes it even worse when my four-year-old wants to leave thirty minutes into the movie.

However, I can still take my little guy to the movie without making a huge dent in my bank account. Many movie theaters (and even some libraries) have special movie series programs in the summer. Some theaters  have movies for as low as only $1!  While they are not new releases, most of them have come out within a year or so, and for the price we certainly won’t mind.

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As always, it’s a good idea to get there early or call ahead as these become very popular. Last year I went to one and it was practically sold out by the time I got there.

Summer Movie Series for Kids

    • Kids Dream Summer Film Series
      Marcus Theater  6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee | (847) 855-9940
      Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, June 12 – August 17 at 10:00 a.m.
      Admission is $3 and popcorn is $2.75. You can get free tickets to the Kid’s Dream Summer Film Series this summer visiting one of the participating agents at American Family Insurance.
    • Regal Summer Movie Express
      Round Lake Beach Stadium 18, 550 East Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach | (844) 462-7342
      Regal Cinemas Lake Zurich, 755 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich |(844) 462-7342
      Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 7 – August 3,  at 10:00 a.m.
      Admission is $1. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. You will have a choice of two, family-friendly movies both days.
    • Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
      Century 16 Deer Park, 2160 West Field Parkway, Deer Park | (847) 438-8518
      Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 8 – August 11 at 10:00 a.m.
      Admission is $1 per show at box office. You have the option of buying 10 shows for $5.
    • Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Series
      Fox Lake Theater, 115 Town Centre Lane, Fox Lake | (847) 973-2800
      Every Wednesday morning from June 8th – August 10th at 10:00 a.m.
      Admission is $1.Come early the doors open at 9:00 a.m. for games, activities, and character visits.
    • Summer Film Series
      Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genessee St., Waukegan | 847-263-6300
      June 9, July 14, and August 11th. 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
      Admission is $5
      See Grease, Labyrinth, and Raiders of the Lost Ark at the beautiful Genesee theater this summer. Tickets are available in person and over the phone. A full complement of movie concession food and beverages will available, and concession items will be allowed into the seating area during the screenings.
    • One Dollar Wednesday
      Liberty 1& 2 Theaters–Golden Age Cinemas  708 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville | (847) 362-3011
      Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
      Admission is $1

Summer Library Movie Series

Which one is your favorite movie series program?

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About Tracy Rubel 127 Articles
Tracy dreams of someday being considered a “cool” mom and she can still remember the days when she had time to put on makeup in the morning. She is a young, single, stay-at-home mom to an awesome little boy named Jayden. She recently graduated college with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has lived in various parts of Lake County her whole life. Every day, she and her son set off in her Jeep, rocking a pair of oversized sunglasses, in search of a new and exciting adventure to go on. In her free time she enjoys photography, reading, dancing, yoga, shopping, and pinning kid’s activities on Pinterest. She truly believes that if she was given enough Starbucks that she could rule the world.

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