It’s the first full week of summer. How are you keeping your kids busy without spending big bucks? Here are some free and cheap movie festivals offered this summer in Houston.

Free and $1 Houston Summer Movies at Cinemark, Edwards Marq*e, Studio Movie Grill, Santikos Silverado, Rave Cinemas, Alamo DrafthouseSummer Movie Express at Edwards Houston Marq*e 23: Catch these family-friendly flicks for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am this summer. The G and PG-rated movies kick off June 5. Regal’s Edwards Marq*e is located at 7600 Katy Freeway. Journey 2 and Kit Kittredge: American Girl are the first week flicks.

Children’s Summer Series at Studio Movie Grill:  Kids are only $1 at Studio Movie Grill’s Children’s Summer Series.  Catch the 11 am show Monday through Friday beginning June 4 through August 20 week.  Both Copperfield and CityCentre locations are participating.  Puss in Boots kicks off the first week.  Adults are $2 to the 11 am show.

Free Family Film Festival at Rave Cinemas: Free movies twice a week Mondays and Thursdays at 10 am beginning June 4. Nine weeks of free family films. Cats & Dogs kicks off June 4 and June 7. Rave Yorktown 15 is located at 15900 Yorktown Crossing Blvd. (77084).

Free and $1 Houston Summer Movies at Cinemark, Edwards Marq*e, Studio Movie Grill, Santikos Silverado, Rave Cinemas, Alamo DrafthouseFree Summer Movies at Santikos Theatres: Catch a free movie for six weeks this summer at Silverado 19 IMAX in Tomball on Hwy. 249.  The Summer Movie Series kicks off June 12 with free movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am.  The first week kicks off with Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. The following weeks feature Kung Fu Panda 2, The Smurfs, Rio, Rango and Puss in Boots.

Free and $1 Houston Summer Movies at Cinemark, Edwards Marq*e, Studio Movie Grill, Santikos Silverado, Rave Cinemas, Alamo DrafthouseSummer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark:  Movies are just $1 weekday mornings at many Houston-area Cinemark locations. Or get 10 movies for only $5 paid in advance. Tinseltown 290 features Wednesday morning shows at 10 am beginning June 6 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Cypress 12 features Tuesday and Wednesday movies at 10 am beginning June 5 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Katy Cinemark 19 features Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday movies at 10 am beginning June 5 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The Woodlands Cinemark 17 features Wednesday and Thursday movies at 10 am beginning June 6 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. The Woodlands at Market Street features Tuesday movies at 10 am beginning June 5 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Cinemark at Pearland features Tuesday and Wednesday movies at 10 am beginning June 5 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Cinemark Rosenberg 12 features Tuesday and Wednesday movies at 10 am beginning June 5 with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Webster Cinemark 18 features Tuesday movies at 10 am beginning June 12 with Happy Feet 2. Pasadena Hollywood 20 features Tuesday and Wednesday movies at 9:30 am beginning June 12 with Happy Feet 2.

Alamo Kids Camp at Alamo Drafthouse: Catch a free movie each weekday at 11 am from June 4 – June 20, June 25 – 28 and July 10-14. Babe is the movie for the first week, June 4-8. All screenings are free, but seating is first-come, first-serve. This is for the Mason Park location in Katy.

AMC Theaters’ Summer MovieCamp:  AMC will no longer offer Summer MovieCamp. It will offer family movies throughout the summer before noon at value prices.

For more summer fun in Houston, check out my complete list online here: Free & Cheap Summer Fun in Houston.