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Cheap Summer Movies Options For Kids

by Jill P



Want an idea of something to do on a rainy or gloomy summer day around Kalamazoo? Why not check out one of the local movie theaters summer movie options. These are a great way to keep the kiddos occupied. Showtimes and movies may change at any time. Please check with theaters directly before you head out. 

Kids Summer Movies

Location: Kalamazoo 10, 820 Maple Hill Dr., Kalamazoo, MI | 269-345-6434

Kids Summer Movies are coming to select theaters starting Monday, June 16! See select movies for only $1 each, Monday through Friday at 10:00 am. Tickets are just $1 for all ages!

Summer features includes:
  • June 15- June 19 — Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs-2
  • June 22 – June 26 — Smurfs
  • June 29 – July 3 — The Pirates
  • July 6- July 10 — Annie
  • July 13 – July 17 — Hotel Transylvania
  • July 20 – July 24 —Arthur Christmas
  • July 27 – July 21 — The Nut Job
  • August 3 – August 9— Paddington
  • August 10 – August 14 —The Lego Movie



“Kids Camp” Free Movies at the Alamo Drafthouse

Location: Alamo Drafthouse, 180 Portage St., Kalamazoo, MI | 269-532-7990

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp is an affordable way for families to watch great films together all summer. Choose your own ticket price – $1-$3 and buy your tickets online to reserve your seats in advance. 100% of ticket sales are donated to local nonprofits working to make our community a better place. Kids Camp screenings are available for guests ages 3 and up. Please, no infants at Kids Camp (but bring them along on Baby Day). Buy tickets at the box office or online at drafthouse.com/kalamazoo

Summer features include:

  • June 12-14-The Land Before Time (proceeds to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes)
  • June 19-21-Despicable Me (proceeds to the Salvation Army)
  • June 26-28-Mary Poppins (proceeds to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes)
  • July 3-5 -Charlotte’s Web (proceeds to the Salvation Army)
  • July 10-12-Matilda (proceeds to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes)
  • July 17-19-Chicken Run (proceeds to Pretty Lake Vacation Camp)
  • July 24-26-Muppets Most Wanted (proceeds to the Salvation Army)
  • July 31-Aug 2-How To Train Your Dragon 2 (proceeds to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes)
  • August 7-9-The Parent Trap (proceeds to Pretty Lake Vacation Camp)
  • Aug 14-16-Kung Fu Panda 2 (proceeds to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes)
  • Aug 21-23 -Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird (proceeds to the Salvation Army)


Free Summer Afternoon Movie at the Regent

Location: Regent Movie Theatre, 211 Trowbridge Street, Allegan, MI  | 269-673-2737

Free movies at the Regent!!

All showings are FREE! Movies are Monday-Friday at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Concession stand is open and treats are available for purchase. Movies start June 8 and run through August 21, titles change every week!

Free Summer features include:
  • June 8-12-How to Train Your Dragon 2 PG
  • June 15-19 -The Boxtrolls PG
  • June 22-26 -Penguins of Madagascar PG
  • June 29-July 3- Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb PG
  • July 6-10 -Paddington PG
  • July 13-17 -The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water PG
  • July 20-24 -Dolphin Tale 2 PG
  • July 27-31 -Rio 2 G
  • Aug 3-7 -The Book of Life PG
  • Aug 10-14- Earth to Echo PG
  • Aug 17-21 -Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day PG

Please be aware, with some popular titles the theatre may be full at the 2:00 pm showing. If this is the case, staff will encourage guests to return at 4:00 pm.


Have fun at the movies!


Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


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