Guide to Discounted Summer Movies for Kids


discounted summer movies for kidsHere in the Deep South, we need some good summer activities that are indoors. We have so many great local playgrounds, splash pads, and swimming holes, but there are days I just want air conditioning and a soft chair, especially as the temperatures climb to 90 and above. Enter discounted summer movies for kids! So, here are all the theaters offering cheap flicks for the family this season:

Local Theaters with Discounted Kids Summer Movies


5895 Trussville Crossings Pkwy, Birmingham, 35235

From June 11-August 7, every Tuesday and Wednesday you can enjoy the Regal Summer Movie Express. During the first show of the day, you can get tickets for JUST $1 for family movies! All Movie Express guests can purchase a Snack Pack for $5, which includes a junior-sized drink, snack-sized popcorn, and fruit snacks. There’s also an optional $3 Dippin’ Dots add-on. You can find the schedule here.


Lee Branch- 801 Doug Baker Blvd, Birmingham, 35242

Patton Creek- 450 Creekside Ave, Birmingham, 35244

From June 24- August 18, AMC Theatres is running a series of family-friendly flicks on the silver screen. Summer Movie Camp ticket prices are $3 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Here are the movies you can enjoy this summer.

AmStar Cinemas

Alabaster- 820 Colonial Promenade Pkwy, Alabaster, 35007

From June 11 – July 31, AmStar Cinemas will be offering $5 screenings—which includes a free box of popcorn and a kid’s soda!—every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for their Summer Movies series. Sensory friendly showings with the lights turned up and volume turned down are also available! View their schedule and showtimes here


Birmingham- 501 Lakeshore Pkwy, Birmingham, 35209

Bessemer- 801 Promenade Pkwy, Bessemer, 35022

From June 5- August 1, Premier Cinemas will be offering FREE screenings of favorite kids’ movies on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Summer Kids Fest showings will begin at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Their schedule can be found here.

Other Movie Showings

Alabama Theatre

1817 Third Ave N, Birmingham, 35203

The Alabama Theatre’s Summer Film Series will NOT HAPPEN IN 2024 due to construction and maintenance work.

Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema

1821 Second Ave N, Birmingham, 35203

Sidewalk’s Summer Series is not currently scheduled for 2024. Check here for updates.

Upcoming Movie Showings

If you’d rather experience a movie in a non-cinema setting, then check out our monthly events calendar, which has all the information you need about library and park film screenings! There is no shortage of family-friendly flicks around town this season, so you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for.

There are no upcoming events.

For more indoor fun this summer, check out these library events around town!

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This information is accurate as of the time of publishing this guide. Please double check any details as needed.
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Ashley G
I currently live in the Oak Mountain area, but originally I’m from the small, one-redlight town of Grant in North Alabama. I attended Auburn University where I met my husband, a Birmingham native, and married him a couple of months after getting my Bachelors degree in 2011. Although I studied PreMed/Microbiology, I have never actually worked in the field. Instead, I have had many random jobs from seamstress to private English tutor while helping my husband through seminary. Now I have my dream job of being a stay-at-home-mom to my two daughters; E is 6 and M is 4. Although my original dream of living overseas full-time isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, I am still involved in the internationals’ ministry at my church. When I’m not busy with my girls or church, you can find me cooking, listening to music or podcasts, reading, or drinking coffee while doing any of the above.


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