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Cheap Movies for Kids this Summer in Orange County

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Who doesn’t love to go to the movies?
Wellllll…sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming with little ones in tow.  That’s why I LOVE these cheap OC movie theaters and their summer movie showings for kids! We are talking $1, fun movies for kids this summer  (yes, only $1!), offered at many theaters locations I have compiled for you below.

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These kid-friendly movies are shown in the mornings. Typically filled with other parents and excited, squirmy kids. And it’s okay that your kids laugh extra loud, talk during the movie, spill their snack, and get up and down, and up and down, and up and down…

Cheap OC Movie Theaters

Summer Movie Deals for Kids in Orange County 

Regal Entertainment Group

Summer Movie Express Program

Tuesdays and Wednesdays / Start time:  10 a.m.
(All tickets must be purchased at the box office).
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
Cost – $1

Regal’s 2015 Movie Schedule Includes:

Week 1 –
Tuesday, June 23 – Nut Job
Wednesday, June 24 – Annie

Week 2 – 
Tuesday, June 30 – Earth to Echo
Wednesday, July 1 – The Boxtrolls

Week 3 – 
Tuesday, July 7 – Paddington
Wednesday, July 8
 – Turbo

Week 4 – 
Tuesday, July 14 – Rio 2
Wednesday, July 15 – How To Train Your Dragon 2

Week 5 – 
Tuesday, July 21Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Wednesday, July 22
 – The Book of Life

Week 6 – 
Tuesday, July 28 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Wednesday, July 29 – Penguins of Madagascar

Week 7 –
Tuesday July 28 – Madagascar 3
Wednesday August 5 – Dolphin Tale 2

Week 8 –
Tuesday, August 11 – Muppets Most Wanted
Wednesday, August 12 – Alexander and the Very Bad Day

Week 9 –
Tuesday, August 18 – The Lego Movie
Wednesday, August 19 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Click to enter your zip code and find the closest participating theater to you. And feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Picture Show at Westfield Mainplace

Westfield MainPlace
2800 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, Orange County, 92705
Discount shows on Tuesdays 

Krikorian Premiere Theatre

2015 Krikorian Kids Series – 6/16/2015 – 8/18/2015
(Buena Park and San Clemente locations)

Krikorian Premiere Theatres is excited to announce the return of kid’s movies throughout the summer! Every Tuesday from June 16th through August 18th, Krikorian locations will be hosting the 2015 Summer Kids Series, a 10-week series of kid’s movies that are fun for the whole family.

Two showings per day will be available at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are $1.00 (Buena Park Metroplex 18 tickets are Free – sponsored by Buena Park Downtown), and are the same price for adults and children. Seating will be first come, first serve, so be sure to arrive early!

Buena Park Metroplex 18

8290 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

(714) 826-7469 (SHOW)

***Movies are FREE at this location!!  Sponsored by Buena Park Downtown.

641-B Camino de Los Mares
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 661-7469 (SHOW)
$1 movies at this location

Every Tuesday from June 16th through August 18th
Two showings per day will be available at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Seating is first come, first served!

Tuesday, June 16 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Tuesday, June 23 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Tuesday, June 30 – How To Train Your Dragon 2

Tuesday, July 7 – The Boxtrolls

Tuesday, July 14 – Annie

Tuesday, July 21 – The Book of Life

Tuesday, July 28 – Rio 2

Tuesday, August 4 – Paddington

Tuesday, August 11 – Penguins of Madagascar

Tuesday, August 18 – Dolphin Tale 2

Cinemark – Century 20 Huntington Beach & XD

Summer Movie Clubhouse

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
$1 movies (when purchased at the box office)
$5 for 10 movies (when purchased in advanced at the box office)

Century 20 Huntington Beach & XD
7777 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, Orange County 92647

June 16 -18 – Dolphin Tale 2

June 23 – 25 – 
Mr. Peabody & Sherman

June 30 – July 2 – Penguins of Madagascar

July 7 – 9 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

July 14 – 16– How To Train Your Dragon 2

July 21 – 23 – Alvin and the Chipmunks 3

July 28 – 30 – 
Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3

Cinemark – Orange Cinemark Century Stadium 25 & XD!

Orange Cinemark Century Stadium 25 and XD!
Stadium Promenade Shopping Center
1701 W Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
$1 movies (when purchased at the box office)
$5 for 10 movies (when purchased in advanced at the box office)

Tuesday June 16 & Thursday June 18
 – Dolphin Tale 2

Tuesday June 23 & Thursday June 25 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Tuesday June 30 & Thursday July 2 – Penguins of Madagascar

Tuesday July 7 & Thursday July 9 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Tuesday July 14 & Thursday July 16 – How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tuesday July 21 & Thursday July 23 – Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked

Tuesday July 28 & Thursday July 30 – Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Tuesday August 4 & Thursday August 6 – The Nut Job

Tuesday August 11 & Thursday August 13 – Rio 2

Tuesday August 18 & Thursday August  20 – Turbo

**Disclaimer and note – I encourage you to always call ahead or check theater websites for updates!

Another great resource I found is Plan a Day Out – this site shares about local discounted movies, movies in the park, movies at your local library…plus lots of other great summer activities and event ideas.  Check it out!

And if you also have little ones, I encourage you to read my blog on “Tips for Taking Little Kids to the Movie Theater” – hope they help!

I love these $1 movies for kids.  It’s cheap, it’s air conditioned, and it’s fun for summer!  Share your favorite thing to do with your kiddos below.  And, where do you like to take your kids to the movies?

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StinkyKids the Musical [+ Giveaway!]

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StinkyKids the Musical

[Sponsored]

StinkyKids the Musical, based on the popular StinkyKids book series is coming to the award winning The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre this month and I have a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway! Enter below!

But first, a little more about this show and the characters who live by the motto, “Always be a leader of good.”

The show follows the story of Britt, a girl who never gets in trouble and loves making her friends happy, as she wakes up with an epic wad of gum in her hair. The horror! She worries her parents will cancel the trip to the brand new MegaJumper 3000 at Captain Happy’s Jumpy-Fun-Super-Bouncy Indoor Place! What will she do? Will she get to go?

Named the winner of “Best Family Show” by the Off Broadway Alliance is suitable for kids ages 3 and up and is sure to be a hit with kids and adults of all ages.

StinkyKids the Musical Information 

Dates:

Friday, April 4 & 11 ~ 7:00pm
Saturday, April 5 & 12 ~ 1:00pm and 6:00pm
Sunday, April 6 & 13 ~ 1:00 pm and 6:00pm
Thursday & Friday, April 10th and 11 ~ 10:00am

StinkyKids Pre-Parties:

On April 5th and 6th, kids can attend a special pre-show party from 11:30am – 12:45pm ending right before the 1pm performance. Tickets to this separate ticket event are $20 per child and include a photo, crafts, face painting, story and treat. Lunches will be available for sale.

General Ticket Prices:

$18 for children 14 and younger; $20 for adults.

Hooray! It’s a Tiny Giveaway! Enter below to win a family 4-pack of tickets to see StinkyKids the Musical! Good luck! It’s a QUICK giveaway – only one day – so get your entries in today!!

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Our Medieval Times Buena Park Experience [+ Giveaway]

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When Medieval Times Buena Park contacted us to share about their new show and September SoCal resident special along with an offer for my family and Susanne’s to come and check it out firsthand for review, I thought, “Why not?! It would be something different.”

But I have a confession to make: I am a girly girl and I am the mother of two girly girls, so a visit to Medieval Times probably wouldn’t have occurred to me. My girls are not into swords or things of that nature so I honestly wouldn’t have thought of it as something they might enjoy. But oh, how WRONG I was!

Because the experience was AWESOME! The type of fun that makes your cheeks hurt from smiling and the type of joy that comes from seeing your kids in complete awe. Like when the show opened with this magical horse entering the arena…

Medieval Times brings you back to an age of bravery and honor with a dinner and spectacular tournament.

When we checked in, we were given seat assignments along with a special crown denoting our team (black & white) and the knight we would be cheering for.

Before the show we were able to enjoy a pre-dinner drink (a $6 glass of wine  – loved the reasonable price) and our kids were able to look around the gift shop and cruise around the garden.

Then we entered the theater in the round…WOW!

Our jovial waiter introduced himself, and let us know the food would be coming out in four courses, and a bar waitress would be coming around for any drink orders if we wished to partake.

It was nice to not have to order specific food (there is only one menu), which consisted of: tomato bisque, focaccia bread with olive oil, oven-roasted chicken, BBQ spare rib, herb-basted potato quarters, apple strudel. The food was delicious!

And then it begun!  A spectacle of beautiful horses and noble knights. As the show progressed, it was a sword fighting game of elimination where the knights competed in duels and the winner went on to the next level.

Unfortunately Mr. Black & White knight was knocked out the first round, but that was OK, because we were still able to cheer for our next favorite knight, the one my daughter picked based on outfit color.

Susanne’s daughter picked her favorite based on the amount of sparkles. What did I say about our girly girls? Here is Susanne’s cute family before the show…

For information on Medieval Times Buena, click HERE. Please also note that for the month of September 2o12, local Southern California residents can SAVE BIG with this special offer.

Our Medieval Times Tips!

Here are some of the things we would recommend if visiting Medieval Times with your family…

~ Arrive at least 30 minutes prior.  Probably 30 – 60 would be ideal. Seating is first come first serve. But there really is no bad seat in the house.

~ Come hungry. It’s a lot of food and it is so good you will want to keep eating the gluttonous sized portions. When in Rome, right?!

~ Bring a pack of baby wipes! In keeping with the theme of the times, you eat with your hands!  Yep, no utensils! Kids love this. And I thought it was fun too, but it is messy. The wipes will come in handy. Thanks to my Facebook fan for this tip.

~ Consider ordering one vegetarian meal when you check in. I ordered my one daughter the vegetarian meal, which included hummus and pita chips, grilled veggies and a stuffed pepper. The girls liked the hummus & pitas and my husband liked having some veggies too. Plus, there will be enough chicken to last you for days!

~ Don’t worry about all the leftover food – you can take it with you!  They are great with giving you take home containers and bags, so we ate the yummy leftover chicken throughout the whole next week.

~ If celebrating a special occasion, add on the Celebration Package for +$16pp and includes preferred seating, framed group photo, knights cheering banner, personalized announcement during the show, slice of cake, “Behind the Scenes” DVD and a commemorative program. I kept thinking what an awesome birthday party idea this would be for a small group of kids.

~ Take the kids potty before the show.  Once the action starts, you don’t want to miss a minute!  And after the show, there was a long line inside, but we found an open restroom outside that was vacant. Yay.

~ Be ready to CHEER! My oldest daughter was screaming so loud she got hoarse the next day. The more you get into it and cheer for your guy, the more fun it is.

Overall, we just had a blast, it was completely fun for everyone! And the food was DELICIOUS!

Family four pack ticket giveaway!

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Disclosure: Our families received complimentary tickets to the show to facilitate this review. Thank you Medieval Times! 

Photo credit: Medieval Times. Except for the personal pictures of course!

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The Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates at Montage Laguna Beach

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Ahoy mateys! Do I have a fun family event to share with you! And it is going to be yo ho ho and a bottle of FUN! Sorry, got a little carried away with Googling “pirate sayings” while inspired by this post…

Story Pirates is a national arts and literacy organization that engages students in under-resourced public schools by showing them that their ideas, words and stories are important. Originally founded in New York in 2003, Story Pirates believes that every child has a story to tell.

This Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Montage Laguna Beach is thrilled to offer a special performance of The Geffen Playhouse Story Pirates open to guests of Montage Laguna as well as local OC families. This fun-filled comedy musical showcases creative writing by students from across the country, performed by the best professional comedians and improvisers in the Los Angeles area.

A mix of sketches and songs adapted from stories written by elementary students, Story Pirates will delight and surprise with puppets, costumes and antics, all the while motivating children to be creative.

Story topics run the gamut, from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime, to hot dog superheroes and space bats. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls the show “crazy entertaining.” Click here to watch him talking about Story Pirates with Larry King.

Show is complimentary; parking will be validated and charged a reduced rate of $8/car.

They hope to see ya thar!

Story Pirates Performance
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 * 2:00-3:00pm
Montage Laguna Beach * Grand Ballroom

Space is limited, contact (949) 715-6005 to sign up. You can also visit the Montage Laguna Beach website for more information. For more information about Story Pirates, please visit geffenplayhouse.com/storypirates.

[Disclosure: Montage Resorts is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor.]

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Summer Kids’ Movie Series at UltraLuxe Cinemas

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Fun, cheap OC summer activity alert! Woo hoo!

UltraLuxe Cinemas at Anaheim GardenWalk will be holidng their 2011 Summer Kids’ Movie Series every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 28 through August 31.

As part of the series, kids are invited to enjoy 10 weeks of recently released, family-friendly films for the one-time ticket price of $5.00.  Can you believe it’s only $5.00?!

A different film is featured each week, including favorite titles such as Yogi Bear, Shrek Forever After, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and How to Train Your Dragon.

Tickets are on sale now at theater box offices. All films will be presented in 2D format, are rated G or PG and will start at 9:30 a.m. with the doors opening at 9 a.m.

Guests simply choose the day of the week they would like to attend and the one-time ticket price of $5.00 allows each guest to come back and see all 10 weeks of films. Children 2 and under are admitted for FREE.

This summer’s featured films are:

Yogi Bear

Shrek Forever After

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Ramona and Beezus

How To Train Your Dragon

Despicable Me

Megamind

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Alpha & Omega

Tooth Fairy

UltraLuxe Cinemas is located at Anaheim GardenWalk on the upper level at 321 W. Katella Ave. Free parking for 4 hours is provided with validation at the movie theater. The most convenient parking structure entrance for UltraLuxe Cinemas is off Disney Way. Tickets will be available at the box office only.

UltraLuxe Cinemas is the flagship Orange County location of UltraStar Cinemas, Southern California’s largest privately owned movie theater group. For more information, visit www.ultrastarmovies.com.

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