Free (or almost free) 2011 Summer Movies for Kids

[ 1 ] June 30, 2011 |

Looking 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.

Barrington Public Library
Where: 281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
When: Thursday evenings at 7 pm.
Cost: Free and open to the public — All ages welcome
For more information, contact Amy Greer at 401.247.1920 x6 or

  • July 7: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)
  • July 14: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (PG)
  • July 21: Ghostbusters (PG)
  • July 28: Back to the Future (PG)
  • August 4: The Goonies (PG)
  • August 11t: Labyrinth (PG)
  • August 18th: Adventures in Babysitting (PG-13)
  • August 25th: The Princess Bride (PG)

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. Large groups should call (401) 333-8019 to confirm availability.
Movies are G or PG rated film for your kids to enjoy. New movies premiere on Fridays.

  • June 24-30: Marmaduke
  • July 1-7: Curious George
  • July 8-14: Yogi Bear
  • July 15-21: Shrek Forever After
  • July 22-28: The Karate Kid
  • July 29 – Aug 4: How to Train Your Dragon
  • Aug 5-11: Megamind
  • Aug 12-18: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Aug 19-25: The Spy Next Door
  • Aug 26 – Sept 1: Despicable Me

Showcase Cinema’s Bookworm Wednesdays (website)
Bookworm Wednesday is an annual summer reading program developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months (July 6 – August 10).

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 6, Over The Hedge, Rated PG
  • July 13, Bee Movie, Rated G
  • July 20, Kung Fu Panda, Rated PG
  • July 27, Shrek Forever After, Rated PG
  • August 3, How to Train Your Dragon, Rated PG
  • August 10, MegaMind, Rated PG

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 $2.50
Check website for schedule.



Category: amusements, free / cheap

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Amanda says:

    The best part is hanging out in the air conditioning!

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