Summertime survival skills are something every parent knows: how to beat the heat and entertain the kiddos all in one! A trip to the movies is a great way to stay cool and entertain your kids without spending tons of money. Here are some free (and cheap!) summer kids movies in Houston for summer 2018:


Premiere Cinemas: Summer Kids Fest

You can get FREE movies for kids all summer long on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am. Each location has the same schedule. Participating theaters include Houston, Greenspoint, Tomball, Pearland, and Baytown.  The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, Storks, The Peanuts Movie, Sing, and more! Check their website for location details. This is the only theater hosting absolutely free summer movies for kids!


ShowBiz Cinemas: Summer Kids Club

At ShowBiz Cinemas, show up on mornings at 9:30 am for 50¢ kids movies. Yes, really. Just FIFTY CENTS!  Each location determines their own dates and schedule so check their website for details. Movies include Captain Underpants, Smurfs, The Emoji Movie, Angry Birds, and more! If you’re looking for cheap kids movies in 2018, you can’t pass up this deal.


Star Cinema Grill: $6 Tuesdays

Catch a cheap movie every Tuesday this summer at Vintage Park. All movies are just $6 on Tuesdays and the grill is serving up food and drink specials also! $3 select pints, $5 off select pitchers of beer, $1 off all house liquors, and $1.25 beer or pork sliders! Upgrade to a 3D movie for just $3.50. What a steal!


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Kids Camp

The Alamo Kids Camp at Mason Park is back again, letting families choose their seats for just $1, $3, or $5 each! Go online to reserve your tickets in advance and enjoy The Lego Movie and Trolls for a limited time. 100% of profits are donated to local non profits and schools!


Cinemark: Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark is putting on 10 fun films for kids with an awesome price. Movies are just $1 each. Or, you can purchase a $5 punch card and see all 10 movies! Tickets are first-come, first- serve and seats are filling up fast! The schedule includes Paddinton 2, The My Little Pony Movie, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, and more! Check their website and your preferred location for more details. Cinemark’s summer movies for kids are budget- friendly this summer!


Studio Movie Grill: $1 Children’s Summer Series

Families, summer camps, and weekday programs can escape the summer heat with this cheap deal at just $1 per ticket. Dollar kids movies? Count us in! Each location decides its own schedule for the week but all locations will have the following movies available on the cheap, Monday through Friday:


11-15: How to Train Your Dragon 2

18-22: Ferdinand

25-29: Captain Underpants


2-6: The Boss Baby

9-13: Horton Hears a Who

16-20: The Peanuts Movie

23-27: The Croods


July 30- Aug. 3: The Prince of Egypt

6-10: Megamind

13-17: Puss in Boots

20-24: Epic

27-31: Flushed Away


Studio Movie Grill: $5 Classics Family Movies & $5 Lord of The Rings

Join SMG this summer for four showings of awesome classic favorites for just $5. You can purchase your tickets online or in person. The list and dates are short so scoop your tickets up now!

June 13: Wizard of Oz

June 20: The Neverending Story

June 27: The Iron Giant

July 4: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

August 8: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Extended)

August 15: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended)

August 22: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Extended)


Regal Cinemas: $1 Summer Movie Express

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer, movie tickets are just $1 for some of your children’s favorite flicks. Both movies are playing for cheap on both days. The showings start at 10 am most days, but be sure to show up early and purchase your tickets at the box office. Each location decides its own schedule so check with their website for the most up to date list. Below, you can find the summer schedule for the Tomball location:

June 12 & 13: Despicable Me, Ice Age: Collision Course

June 19 & 20: Storks, Mr. Peabody & Sherman

June 26 & 27: Despicable Me 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 3 & 4: The Lego Movie, Allen & The Chipmunks

July 10 & 11: Sing, The Peanuts Movie

July 17 & 18: The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Ferdinand

July 24 & 25: The Secret Life of Pets, Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

July 31 & Aug 1: The Lego Batman Movie

Aug 7 & 8: Minions, Boss Baby


Let us know in the comments where you’ll be headed for free and cheap summer movies for kids!