Summer Movies

May 21, 2024

Summer is synonymous with sunshine, vacations, and of course, blockbuster movies!  This year, why not ditch the screens at home and create lasting memories by heading to the theater for a fun family movie outing?Here are some tips to make your summer movie experience with the whole crew enjoyable for everyone:

Pick the Perfect Flick: Consider everyone's ages and interests.  Animation is a crowd-pleaser, but there are also plenty of live-action comedies, adventures, and even superhero films that cater to a wider range.  Check out trailers online to get a sense of the movie's tone and humor.

Plan Your Popcorn Power Play: Concessions can get pricey, so consider packing some movie snacks beforehand.  Think small portions of sweet and salty treats, and don't forget refillable water bottles to stay hydrated.

Dress for Comfort:  A trip to the cinema shouldn't feel stuffy.  Opt for loose-fitting clothes and breathable fabrics that will keep everyone cool. Layers are always a good option for theaters that tend to get chilly with the air conditioning.

Gear Up for Game Time: Pack a small game or activity book for younger kids in case there are any pre-movie jitters or commercials they might find restless.

Make it a Meal Out: Extend the fun by grabbing a meal beforehand or having ice cream milkshakes afterwards. This creates a special event atmosphere and gives you a chance to chat about the movie.

AMC Summer Movie Camp tickets are $3 all season long.

For just $3 on Mondays and Wednesdays through August 14, 2024, you can see popular movies with AMC Theatres Summer Movie Camp at participating theaters.

Ticket Price: $3
Showtimes: Varies
Days: Wednesdays or Saturdays
Movies in 2024:
June 24 and 26: Minions: The Rise of Gru
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

Cinemark Theatres’ cheap movie tickets for kids — only $1.75 a ticket.

The Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark Theaters is returning this year from June to August for 10 weeks. Tickets are only $1.75, plus a $1 off discount on popcorn and drink combos and kids’ snack packs.

Ticket Price: $1.75
Showtime: 10 a.m
Days: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Movies in 2024:
June 10 - 13: Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
June 17 - 20: Hedgehog 2
June 24 - 27: Shrek
July 1 - 4: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie
July 8 - 11: The Lego Movie
July 15 - 18: Trolls Band Together
July 22 - 25: How to Train Your Dragon
July 27 - Aug. 1: Migration
Aug. 5 - 8: Hotel Transylvania
Aug. 12 - 15: Paddington 2

Sacramento Drive In Movies - Family Tuesdays 

Catch a flick under the stars at Sacramento Drive-In! Every Tuesday is Family Fun Night   Enjoy a night out with the whole crew for just $6 per person and $2 per child (ages 5-11).   Make memories that will last a lifetime!

Get Regal Summer Movie Express tickets for $2.
With the Regal Summer Movie Express you can watch family movies each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $2 a ticket. Look for the program to run this year from sometime in May to September. Regal usually offers their Regal Crown Club members exclusive savings like 50% off popcorn every Tuesday!

National Cinema Day: $4 movie tickets

Look for National Cinema Day to return for a third year this August. More than 3,000 theaters, including AMC and Regal (even through Fandango), will likely have $4 movie tickets for National Cinema Day, plus concession deals.

1211 K St, Sacramento
400 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom

5140 Commons Dr, Rocklin

Summer movies are a chance to bond with your family, create new memories, and escape into fantastical worlds together. So grab your crew, pick a popcorn-worthy flick, and get ready for a summer movie adventure!