Triangle Summer Movie Deals for Families

Cool off on hot summer day at the movies with your kids


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Cool off this summer with summer movies for kids. For movies taking place in the outdoors, see Triangle Summer Movies Under the Stars.

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APEX

Summer Movie Express - Regal
facebook.com/regalmovies
Regal Beaver Creek Stadium 12
1441 Beaver Creek Commons
This series runs for 12 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer starting at 10 a.m. Admission is $1. 2019 showings begin June 18 and end Sept. 4. Titles include: Lego Batman Movie, House with a Clock in Its Walls, Paddington 2, Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Lego Movie 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets, Lego Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Lego Ninjago Movie, Trolls, Minions, Madagascar, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Storks.

Summer Week-Long Free Morning Movies
facebook.com/thehalleofapex
237 N. Salem St. 
919-249-1120
A whole week worth of family-friendly movies at Halle Cultural Arts Center. Bring your own snacks. 2019 dates: TBA; June-August only. Call for movie titles.


CARRBORO

Free Friday Night Flicks
100 N. Greensboro St.
919-918-7385
A family movie will be shown at the Century Center on select Fridays. Doors open at 6 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m. Children under 12 must have a parent or guardian present to be admitted. All ages are admitted; no registration is required. July 21: The Sandlot (PG); July 28: The Incredibles 2 (PG).


CARY

Summer Movie Express - Regal
facebook.com/regalmovies
Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX
501 Caitboo Ave.
This series runs for 12 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer starting at 10 a.m. Admission is $1. 2019 showings begin June 18 and end Sept. 4. Titles include: Lego Batman Movie, House with a Clock in Its Walls, Paddington 2, Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Lego Movie 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets, Lego Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Lego Ninjago Movie, Trolls, Minions, Madagascar, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Storks.


DURHAM

Free Summer Kids Movie Series
1058 W. Club Blvd. 
919-286-1001
Free movies for 10 weeks in the summer at Stadium 10 at Northgate Mall. Shows start at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Check website for dates.


GARNER

Summer Movie Express - Regal
facebook.com/regalmovies
Regal White Oak Stadium 14
1205 Timber Drive East
This series runs for 12 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer starting at 10 a.m. Admission is $1. 2019 showings begin June 11 and end Sept. 4. Titles include: Despicable Me, Turbo, Lego Batman Movie, House with a Clock in Its Walls, Paddington 2,Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Lego Movie 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets, Lego Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Lego Ninjago Movie, Trolls, Minions, Madagascar, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Storks.


MORRISVILLE

Poppy's Summer Movie Magic
facebook.com/stonetheatres
Park West 14
3400 Village Market Place 
919-653-0122
The summer schedule includes kid-friendly movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays June 11-Aug. 15 at Park West 14. All shows start at 10 a.m. and admission is $1. Adult admission is free with child ticket purchase. Doors open at 9 a.m., plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Kid's drinks, water and popcorn will all be available for $1 until 10:20 a.m. Titles include: June 11-13 Smallfoot; June 18-20 Early Man; June 25-27 Paddington 2; July 2-4 The House with a Clock in its Walls; July 9-11 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part; July 16-18 Sherlock Gnomes; July 23-25 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween; July 30-Aug 1 Smurfs: The Lost Village; Aug 6-8 Wonder Park; Aug 13-15 How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World.


RALEIGH

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp
2116-D New Bern Ave. 
984-444-6620
​Enjoy family movies for $1, $3 or $5. 100% of ticket sales are donated to local nonprofits working to make our community a better place. Movies start at 11 a.m. and begin June 3. Titles include: Trolls, Shrek, Paddington 2, The Lorax. Check the website for additional titles. 

Alamo Drafthouse Teacher Appreciation Days: Free Ticket Wednesday
2116-D New Bern Ave. 
984-444-6620
Teachers, professors, faculty, and school staff get a free matinee every Wednesday from June 23-Aug 28. All you'll need is a current ID from your place of employment (preschool, elementary, high schools, university, etc.). Homeschooling parents: bring along documentation that shows that you're a teacher. Offer good for Wednesdays before 5 p.m. and is valid for one ticket per day, per educator at the box office (sorry, no online orders). Only general admission screenings; no 3D, Disney films, or special events.

AMC Classic Blueridge 14
600 Blue Ridge Rd.
919-828-8007
Tickets are $2.40 year round. Check website for movie times. 

Raleighwood Cinema Grill
facebook.com/raleighwoodcinemagrill
6609 Falls of Neuse Road
919-847-0326
​Family matinee shows for $5.50 before 6 p.m. and $4 before noon. Arrive 30 minutes prior to show time.

Six Forks Station Summer Kid Show Features
9500 Forum Dr.
919-846-3904
Movies each Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18-Aug. 7. Admission is $2.50. Season tickets available for $9 for eight movies. Parent/chaperone admitted free with accompanying children. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., show starts at 10 a.m. $2.50 popcorn and drink special available. 2019 titles include: Puss In The Boots, Hugo, Smallfoot, Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Shrek, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Hotel Transylvania 3.

Summer Movie Express - Regal
facebook.com/regalmovies
Regal North Hills Stadium 14
4150 Main at North Hills St. 
This series runs for 12 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer starting at 10 a.m. Admission is $1. 2019 showings begin June 18 and end Sept. 4. Titles include: Lego Batman Movie, House with a Clock in Its Walls, Paddington 2, Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Lego Movie 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets, Lego Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Lego Ninjago Movie, Trolls, Minions, Madagascar, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Storks.

Summer Movie Express - Regal
facebook.com/regalmovies
Regal Brier Creek Stadium 14
8611 Brier Creek Parkway
This series runs for 12 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer starting at 10 a.m. Admission is $1. 2019 showings begin June 18 and end Sept. 4. Titles include: Lego Batman Movie, House with a Clock in Its Walls, Paddington 2, Despicable Me 3, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018), Lego Movie 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Smallfoot, Secret Life of Pets, Lego Movie, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Sing, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Penguins of Madagascar, Boss Baby, Kung Fu Panda 3, Lego Ninjago Movie, Trolls, Minions, Madagascar, Shrek 2, How to Train Your Dragon, Storks.


ROXBORO

Palace Theatre Specials
5050 Durham Road
336-598-5050 
$5 movies all day on Tuesdays. ($3.50 surcharge for 3-D movies)


SMITHFIELD

Smithfield Cinemas Summer Kid Shows
175 S. Equity Drive 
919-934-2198
Enjoy G- and PG-rated movies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. June 4-Aug. 15 for $2.50 admission, which includes the movie, a drink and popcorn. 2019 titles include: Secret Life of Pets, LEGO Movie, Hotel Transylvania, LEGO Batman, Peter Rabbit, LEGO Ninjago, House with a Clock in Its Walls, LEGO Movie 2, Smurfs Lost Village, Sing, Smallfoot, Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Teen Titans Go to the Movies, Goosebumps, Wonder Park, Despicable Me 2, Sherlock Gnomes, Despicable Me 3, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Emoji Movie, Storks.

Howell Theater
facebook.com/howelltheatre
141 South Third Street
919-938-1201
​The Howell Theater is a vintage theater (circa 1935) that offers $4 movies all day.


WAKEFIELD

Summer Movies at Wakefield Cinemas
10600 Common Oak Drive
919-453-2746
​A specially selected series of family films on 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from June 25-Aug. 14. Two movies to choose from each day with free admission. 2019 titles include: Hotel Transylvania 3, Secret Life of Pets, Sherlock Gnomes, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Peter Rabbit, Smallfoot, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Grinch, Night at the Museum, Ferdinand, Ice Age, The LEGO Movie 2, Teen Titans Go to the Movies, Wonder Park, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

WAKE FOREST

Flix4Kids
facebook.com/wfrenaissancecentre
405 S. Brooks St. 
919-435-9428
The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts hosts free, family-friendly movie showings at 10:30 am on the second Monday morning of each month. Flix4kidz shows only G or PG rated children's and family films. Concessions, including popcorn and soft drinks, will be available for purchase. For more information, including movie titles, call the Renaissance Centre Box Office at 919-435-9458. 

 

This article was originally written in 2014 and updated May 15, 2019 by Lauren Bell Isaacs.

 

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Where:
Barnes & Noble Cary
760 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Ages 18 months-5 years with special needs enjoy educational and therapeutic toys with caregiver. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Flaherty Park Community Center
1226 N. White St.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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Sign up for a Raleigh scavenger hunt and put on your best Nick Cage impression as you seek out the national treasures hidden in Raleigh. Via an app, be guided through the cultural, historical,...

Cost: See website for fees

Where:
Downtown Raleigh
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Sponsor: LetsRoam!
Telephone: 833-202-7626
Contact Name: LetsRoam!
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For almost 200 years, farmers brought their wheat and corn to what is now Yates Mill to have their grains ground into flour and meal. Today, you can stop by the Yates Mill visitor center to see a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Create your own apron and bake your own individual cake. Register online. Choose course #124900.

Cost: $35/resident, $45/nonresident

Where:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC
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Celebrate graphic novels with activities including drawing, writing and exploring favorite series.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble Cary
760 S.E. Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Enjoy a summer movie under the stars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Purchase advance tickets online. 

Cost: $7/nonmember. Free for members and ages 6 and younger.

Where:
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC  27607
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