Taking kids to the movies can seem like a daunting venture when you think about their attention span and the current cost of a regular movie ticket. No one wants to pay $12-$15 to test the cinematic waters with their 2-year-old. I was very excited to learn about our local theaters having $1 discount movies. This is great! What a wonderful way to see how well your little one will do at the theater without emptying out your wallet.
Another bonus of going to the movies this summer – air conditioning! What better way to pass a couple hours when it’s super hot outside than in a dark and chilly theater.
And if you child decides they want to dance in the aisles or talk in the middle of the movie, chances are everyone else in the theater will understand. When you pay $1 to see a film before lunch, you expect to be surrounded by families.
Here’s a list of OC theaters with $1 discount movies (all rated PG):
Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse @ Century Stadium 25 and XD – Orange
Tuesdays @ 10am
July 24 – PADDINGTON 2
July 31 – CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
August 7 – THE EMOJI MOVIE
August 14 – THE BOSS BABY
August 21 – SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
For more info click here.
Kiddie Matinee at Cinema City – Anaheim
Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 9am
July 24+25 – DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL
July 31+August 1 – SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
August 7+8 – THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE
For detailed schedule info click here.
AMC Classic Woodbridge 5 – Irvine
(Admission is technically $4, but it comes with a Kidspack of snacks)
Wednesdays @ 10am
July 25 – CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
August 1 – THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE
August 8 – THE BOSS BABY
For more info click here.
Kid Series @ Picture Show @ MainPlace Mall – Santa Ana
Thursdays and Fridays @ 9:45am
July 26+27 – TROLLS
August 2+3 – Surprise Feature!
For exact schedule click here.
Regal Summer Movie Express – Various Locations
Edwards Brea Stadium West 10 – Brea
Edwards Marketplace Stadium 10 – Irvine
Regal La Habra Stadium 16 – La Habra
Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12 – Costa Mesa
Regal Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22 – Foothill Ranch
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX – Aliso Viejo
Edwards Kaleidescope Stadium 10 – Mission Viejo
Tuesdays and Thurdays – First movie starts around 10am, both movies play on both days.
July 24+25 – THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL
July 31+August 1 – THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and TROLLS
August 7+8 – MINIONS and THE BOSS BABY
August 14+15 – PADDINGTON 2 and CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE
August 21+22 – DESPICABLE ME 3 and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED
For exact schedule at each theater and more info click here.