At least a couple movie theater chains are once again offering great deals on summer movies for kids. The one with the most theaters participating in the Charlotte area is Regal Entertainment Group, but if you’re near Salisbury, Cinemark’s program would be convenient to you.
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Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express
Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express program offers kids’ movies during the day for $1. They’ll take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., generally. A reader let us know that she went to one of the theaters and was told that you need to make reservations ahead of time, and that the showing was at 12:30 p.m. instead. So we highly recommend calling first!!
There will be two choices for movies and they will both be shown both days. The schedule can vary per cinema, both the start and end date, and the movies. Starlight, Birkdale and Stonecrest have the schedule we list below, and Franklin Square and Manchester start on different weeks. Check your cinema’s schedule here. Make sure to enter your location.
Participating Charlotte area theaters in 2021
- Regal Starlight, 11240 US Hwy 29, Charlotte
- Regal Birkdale: 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville
- Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen: 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte
- Regal Franklin Square, 3778 East Franklin Blvd, Gastonia
- Regal Manchester — Rock Hill, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, SC
Schedule (Please note that the schedule can vary per cinema.):
- June 1st and 2nd: Smurfs: The Lost Village and Dog’s Way Home
- June 8th and 9th: Smallfoot, and Playing with Fire
- June 15th and 16th: Storks and Lego Movie
- June 22nd and 23rd: Emoji Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- June 29th and 30th: LEGO Batman Movie and Pokemon Detective Pikachu
- July 6th and 7th: Croods: A New Age and Muppet Movie
- July 13th and 14th: Lego Ninjago Movie and Trolls World Tour
- July 20th and 21st: Sonic the Hedgehog and Sing
- July 27th and 28th: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Angry Birds Movie 2
- August 3rd and 4th: Minions and LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
- August 10th and 11th: Despicable Me and Kung Fu Panda
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cinemark offers Summer Movie Clubhouse with 8 weeks of movies for $1.50 each. All screenings starting at 10 a.m. Punchcards are valid only at participating theatre box offices where originally purchased and non-transferable. For participating theaters nationwide, click here.
The only participating theater in the Charlotte Area is Cinemark Tinseltown USA in Salisbury.
Cinemark Tinseltown 14 in Salisbury:
- June 16th: Trolls World Tour
- June 23rd: The Secret Life of Pets 2
- June 30th: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
- July 7th: The Lego Movie 2
- July 14th: The Angry Birds Movie 2
- July 21st: Dora and the Lots City of Gold
- July 28th: Minions
- August 4th: Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
Ayrsley Grand Cinemas
In past years, Ayrsley Grand Cinemas presented kids’ movies every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the summer. Tidckets were $3.70 each and came with a Kids’ Combo Pack. They won’t be doing it this summer, but hopefully it will be back in 2022.
Poppy’s Summer Movie Magic
Stone Theatres (Sun Valley 14 in Indian Trail and RedStone 14 in Indian Land, SC) has also shown $1 kids’ movies in past summers. We are waiting to hear if they will be doing it this summer.
Gem Theatre’s Summer Movie Camp
In past years, Kannapolis’ Gem Theatre has had its own popular summer movie program for kids, with tickets at just $1. Gem Theatre is open, after renovations, but is not hosting its summer movie program for kids in 2021.
More Events for Kids
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