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Free (or almost free) 2009 Summer Movies for Kids

wizard-of-oz-dvdcoverLooking for an alternative activity that’s just perfect for escaping the dog days of summer that lie ahead? Several cinemas in the area offer free summer movies for kids and their families. When the temperatures finally start heating up and your looking for ways to limit your UV exposure you may welcome this air-conditioned option ocasionally.

Cinema World Free Kids Movie Series (website)
Where: Cinema World, Lincoln Mall 16, 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI
When: Every day, all summer long at 10 am.
Cost: Children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Adults pay $2 or free with donation of non-perishable food item for local food banks.

-  June 19-25, Madagascar 2
-  June 26-July 2, The Wizard of Oz
-   July 3-9, Hotel for Dogs
-  July 10-16, Shrek 3
-  July 17-23, Over the Hedge
-  July 24-30, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie
-  July 31-August 6, Kung Fu Panda
-  August 7-13, Space Chimps
-  August 14-20, Horton Hears a Who
-  August 21-77, Alvin and the Chipmunks
-  August 28-September 2, The Tale of Despereaux

Showcase Cinema’s Bookworm Wednesdays (website)
Bookworm Wednesday is an annual fun and rewarding summer reading program developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months (July 8 – August 12).

The program entitles kids to free admission to a select children’s film every Wednesday during the summer months when they present a book report at participating theatres. Children under six who accompany a participant and adults who accompany a participant receive free admission to the Bookworm Wednesdays movie and do not need to submit a book report.

Participating Cinemas:
– Showcase Cinemas North Attleborough, 640 South Washington Street, N. Attleborough, MA
Showcase Cinema Warwick, 1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI

-  July 8, Madagascar 2, Rated PG
-  July 15, Everyone’s Hero, Rated G
-  July 22, Kung Fu Panda, Rated PG
-  July 29, The Pirates, A Vegetale Movie, Rated G
-  August 5, Space Chimps, Rated G
-  August 12, The Tale of Despereaux, Rated G

Showcase Cinema Warwick’s “Baby Pictures” (website)

Showcase Cinema Warwick, 1200 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI
Parents and babies can enjoy the latest movies in a baby-friendly setting (dim lighting, lower volume, stroller parking, in-theatre concession cart).
Regular ticket prices pertain. Call for weekly schedule, (401) 885-1621.

Patriot Cinemas 1-10 East Providence (website)
Location: Route 1A, Rumford, RI
All seats are always $1.99
Check website for schedule.

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