Summer Movie Guide: Cheap & Free Family Movies

Free and cheap movies to enjoy this summer - outdoors and in theaters!

By Jennifer Hill - Editorial Manager for & June 11, 2024

Love to take the kids to the movies, but hate the high ticket prices? Here's the place to check for the free local community outdoor movie events as well as the discounted summer movies at the theater all summer long!

Please check movie ratings before attending.

Grab your friends and families for Evergreen Park and Recreation District's FREE Buchanan Park Family Movie Nights! Enjoy fun-filled activities, food trucks, music, and a movie.

Join in the fun at Conifer Community Church's Summer Movies and Parking Lot Party!

$2 Summer Movie Fun at Harkins Theatre Arvada 14: 5550 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada

Enjoy 8 family-friendly movies over 8 weeks from June 3rd to July 26th for just $2 each. Showtimes are 9:45 am Monday through Friday. Adults will not be admitted without a child. Find out more info here.

  • June 3 to 7 - Trolls Band Together
  • June 10 to 14 - Sonic the Hedgehog
  • June 17 to 21 - PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • June 24 to 28 - Leo
  • July 1 to 5 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • July 8 to 12 - Paddington 2
  • July 15 to 19 - Migration
  • July 22 to 26 - Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Century Bel Mar 16: 440 S Teller Street, Lakewood

Enjoy 10 weeks of $1.50 movies at the theater. Movies begin at 10:0 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Cinemark Century Bel Mar 16 in Lakewood. Purchase tickets online or at the theater.

  • Monday, June 10th Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • Wednesday, June 12th Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • Thursday, June 13th Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • Monday, June 17th Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Wednesday, June 19th Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Thursday, June 20th Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Monday, June 24th Shrek
  • Wednesday, June 26th Shrek
  • Thursday, June 27th Shrek
  • Monday, July 1st PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Wednesday, July 3rd PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Thursday, July 4th PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Monday, July 8th The LEGO Movie
  • Wednesday, July 10th The LEGO Movie
  • Thursday, July 11th The LEGO Movie
  • Monday, July 15th Trolls Band Together
  • Wednesday, July 17th Trolls Band Together
  • Thursday, July 18th Trolls Band Together
  • Monday, July 22nd How to Train Your Dragon 3D
  • Wednesday, July 24th How to Train Your Dragon 3D
  • Thursday, July 25th How to Train Your Dragon 3D
  • Monday, July 29th Migration
  • Wednesday, July 31st Migration
  • Thursday, August 1st Migration
  • Monday, August 5th Hotel Transylvania 
  • Wednesday, August 7th Hotel Transylvania
  • Thursday, August 8th Hotel Transylvania
  • Monday, August 12th Paddington 2
  • Wednesday, August 14th Paddington 2
  • Thursday, August 15th Paddington 2
$1 Summer Movie Express at Regal UA Colorado Mills: 14500 W, Colfax Ave., Lakewood

Don't miss Regal's Summer Movie Express. Each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11AM, get Summer Movie Express tickets for just $1 from June 11 to August 7 at participating theatres. Visit the specific theatres' website to see which movies are playing each day as they vary and often have more than one each day. More info and purchase tickets here.

  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway 
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • Angry Birds 2 Movie
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Migration
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • PAW Patrol: The Movie
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Trolls: Band Together
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Sing 2
$3 Summer Movie Camp at AMC Westminster Promenade 24: 10655 Westminster Blvd., Westminster

Revisit some of your favorite Illumination films for just $3+tax every Monday and Wednesday at 11 am and 2 pm! Enjoy Summer Movie Camp 6/24-8/14.

  • June 24 and 26 - Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • July 1 and 3 - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  • July 8 and 10 - Sing
  • July 15 and 17 - Sing 2
  • July 22 and 24 - The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 29 and 31 - Migration
  • August 5 and 7 - Despicable Me 2
  • August 12 and 14 - Despicable Me 3

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