The price of movies, like everything else in this fledgling economy, is high. A price break would certainly make things easier. Thus, local movie franchises such as Regal Cinemas, Muvico Theaters and AMC have put together some FREE and low-priced Summer specials that’ll help take the sting out of a day at the movies with the kids.
Buy snacks when you go to
the movies to help a children’s
charity. Photo by: Peter Szustka
Regal Cinemas – REG’s Free Family Film Festival has been around every Summer since 1991. Selected G or PG movies are shown free of charge at 10 am every Tuesday and Wednesday. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Free tickets for the shows are available at the box office on the day of the show. Not every Regal Cinemas location offers this free family festival. So, CLICK HERE and select FLORIDA or your home state, if you live elsewhere, to see which locations near you participate in the program. Once you put in your state, you’ll also be shown a list of all the movies that will be available for viewing at each participating location.
Muvico Theaters – Muvico Free Family Film Festival began on Tuesday, June 15 with ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ at their Pompano Beach, Florida location. The festival will run through Aug. 4. A free movie will be shown every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am. Doors open at 9 am. Muvico is also offering a price break on their concessions. They’ll offer specially-priced kids’ combos. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida. (Muvico Pompano 18 / 2315 N. Federal Highway / For information, call 954.946.6008) CLICK HERE for the full movie list and schedule.
AMC Theaters – AMC Summer Movie Camp means movies cost just $1. The camp began Tuesday, June 15 and runs through August 10. $1 movies will be shown every Tuesday morning at 10 am, at participating AMC Theaters. ALL admission and concession proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute and Variety – The Children’s Charity. Helping out a children’s charity is a great way to enjoy junk food without guilt. Advance tickets are available. CLICK HERE for a list of movies, advance ticket information and for a list of the participating AMC Theaters near you.
More about the charities listed above:
- The Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida is a charity that creates programs to entertain, educate and inspire seriously ill children and their families. Find out more at the Starlight Children’s Web page.
- Will Rogers Institute. Their mission as stated on their web site ‘To perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on topics of health and fitness.’ To find out more, visit the Will Rogers Institute Web page.
- Variety – The Children’s Charity. Their goal as stated on their Web site: ‘Starting with a baby left on the doorsteps of a movie theater in 1928, we have continued to be a group of local business men and women, many of whom hail from the theater and movie business, reaching out to children in need. Today, through the efforts of our enthusiastic volunteers and generous corporate contributors, we remain true to our heritage by bringing children real, tangible help.’ For more information, review The Children’s Charity web page.
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