$1 Movies for Kids this Summer

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OC cheap summer movies for kids

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

These fun, 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.  Oh, and cruise the aisles.  While watching the movie.

OC Cheap Summer Movies for Kids

Regal Entertainment Group

Summer Movie Express Program

Tuesdays and Wednesdays / Start time:  10 a.m.
(All tickets must be purchased at the box office)
Cost – $1

Regal’s 2014 Movie Schedule Includes:

Tuesday July 1 & Wednesday July 2
 – Arthur Christmas AND 
Despicable Me 2

Tuesday July 8 & Wednesday July 9 – 
The Lego Movie AND 
Free Birds

Tuesday July 15 & Wednesday July 16 – The Adventures of Tintin AND 
Rise of the Guardians

Tuesday July 22 & Wednesday July 23 – Kung Fu Panda 2
 AND Madagascar 3

Tuesday July 29 & Wednesday July 30 – The Croods AND 

Tuesday August 5 & Wednesday August 6
 – Turbo AND 
Walking with Dinosaurs

Tuesday August 12 & Wednesday August 13- 
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
 AND Rio 2

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 – $1 

Krikorian Premiere Theatre

2014 Krikorian Kids Series 
(Buena Park and San Clemente locations)

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 17th through August 19th
Two showings per day will be available at 10:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Seating is first come, first served!

Tuesday, July 1 – The Croods

Tuesday, July 8 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Tuesday, July 15 – The Smurfs 2

Tuesday, July 22 – Epic

Tuesday, July 29 – Despicable Me 2

Tuesday, August 5 – The Lego Movie

Tuesday, August 12 – Turbo

Tuesday, August 19 – Percy Jackson – Sea of Monsters

Cinemark – Century 20 Huntington Beach & XD

Summer Movie Clubhouse 

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)

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

Tuesday July 1 & Thursday July 3
 – Turbo

Tuesday July 8 & Thursday July 10 – 
Despicable Me 2

Tuesday July 15 & Thursday July 17 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Tuesday July 22 & Thursday July 24 – Walking with Dinosaurs

Tuesday July 29 & Thursday July 31 – The Lego Movie

Tuesday August 5 & Thursday August 7 – Rio 2

Tuesday August 12 & Thursday August 14 – 
Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Tuesday August 19th & Thursday August 21 – The Chipmunks – The Squeakquel

Tuesday August 26 & Thursday August 28 – Zookeeper

**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!

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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    jen says:

    Thanks for sharing Christy!!! We also have Triangle Square Cinemas by our house that also does a kiddie matinee (free admission and $1 popcorn!): http://www.trianglesquarecinemas.com/kiddie-matinee.html.

    Year round they also have family discount days on Tuesdays & Wednesdays year round & $4 admission. Thanks for sharing this info!

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