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Well, summer is back and that means it’s time again for free summer movies at the theaters. While very few places still do free movies, several of them do offer inexpensive movie options for the summer months. But with inflation didn’t we see that coming? Seriously though, why is it so expensive for groceries and gas?!

Anyway…

Here is my list of what I’ve found so far this year. I know I haven’t been blogging anymore, but I’ve had several people asking lately (I mean you Erin H. and Becky D.) that I decided to post it for everyone. If you know of any others please let me know and we can add it to the list.




Danberry Cinemas
Free Family Film Series 2014
Cost: Free

June 9 & 11: The Croods
June 16 & 18: Epic
June 23 & 25: Ice Age 2
June 30 & July 2: Turbo
July 7 & 9: Home Alone
July 14 & 16:Fantastic Mr. Fox
July 21 & 23: Horton Hears a Who?
July 28 & 30: Walking with Dinosaurs
Aug 4 & 6: Rio

These movies are at the Chillicothe, Huber Heights, Middletown and South Dayton locations.
Don’t forget that they offer free refills on large popcorn and soda.



Cinemark: The Greene

(NOTE: While the Dayton Mall, the Greene and various other theaters are Cinemarks’ their schedule is different. I am only including these two theaters, but am including the main link ( just in case there is another Cinemark Theater near you and you are interested in their schedule also.)

Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cost: $5 for 10 movies (when purchased in advance) or $1 per show

June 5: Night at the Museum
June 12: Ice Age: The Meltdown
June 19: Epic
June 26: The Croods
July 3: Turbo (my boys love this movie)
July 10: Smurfs 2
July 17: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 24: Walking with Dinosaurs
July 31: The Lego Movie
August 7: Rio 2

If you are going to be buying snacks be sure to check out the direct link because there is a coupon for a $1 off a movie snack pack. I’m pretty sure that they also offer free refills on large popcorn and soda too.

Cinemark: Dayton Mall
Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cost: $5 for 10 movies (when purchased in advance) or $1 per show

June 10: Ice Age: The Meltdown
June 17: Epic
June 24: The Croods
July 1: Turbo
July 8: Smurf 2
July 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
July 22: Walking with Dinosaurs
July 29: The Lego Movie
August 5: Rio 2
August 12: Mr Peabody and Sherman

If you are going to be buying snacks be sure to check out the direct link because there is a coupon for a $1 off a movie snack pack. I’m pretty sure that they also offer free refills on large popcorn and soda too.




Victoria Theater
Cool Film Series
Cost: $35 for 10 passes you can use in any combination across all 16 movies–including the return of Reel Late at the Vic and Family Films. Individual film tickets are $3 for the new Family Films and just $6 for all other films.

While all of these aren’t exclusively family films, I’m sure that these would be a fun date night option or fun for older kids/teens.

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 5 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 6 at 3 p.m.
MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND: Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m.
PILLOW TALK: Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 12 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m.
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m.
M*A*S*H*: Friday, July 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 20 at 3 p.m.
THE TOXIC AVENGER: Saturday, July 19 at 10:30 p.m.
THE APPLE DUMPLING GANG RIDES AGAIN: Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
THE GOONIES: Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 27 at 3 p.m.
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS: Thursday, July 31 at 10 a.m.
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT: Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 2 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 3 at 3 p.m.
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN: Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 9 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 10 at 3 p.m.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI: Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 p.m.
DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB: Friday, August 15 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 16 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 17 at 3 p.m.
GROUNDHOG DAY: Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 24 at 3 p.m.
PSYCHO: Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 p.m.
SILK STOCKINGS: Friday, August 29 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 30 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 31 at 3 p.m.


FREE POPCORN & SODA in the lobby prior to regular Cool Films showings and Reel Late at the Vic showings, starting one hour prior to showtime.

FREE THEATRE ORGAN CONCERT 30 minutes prior to showtime for all regular Cool Films showings.

FREE CARTOON prior to all regular Cool Films showings. This season featuring “Superman” and “Popeye” on DVD.


Don’t forget you can always visit your local library to get free movie rentals too!


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1. Participate in a Summer Reading Program at local libraries, Barnes and Noble, Half Price Bookstore or Books and Co (you need to go to Books and Co for their info and forms).

2. Head to your local bowling alley and play a few free games, be sure to register at KidsBowlFree.com for your passes.

3. Watch a free summer movie at Rave Cinemas and Danberry South has $1 movies Mon-Fri before noon.

4. Get your Kids Summer Fest fun on at The Greene on July 28.

5. Build something fun at Lowes Build and Grow Workshops or Home Depot Kids Workshops each month just make sure your register in advance for Lowes workshops as spots are limited.

6. Take a walk on the crafty side and make something fun at Michaels in store events (most are free!)

7. Cool off indoors at the Air Force Museum and participate in monthly Family Days events.

8. Visit one of Kettering’s newly redesigned parks.

9. Enjoy the outdoors at one of the many local festivals and fairs this summer.

10. Don your summer swimwear and splash around outside at one of the many local splash pads.

11. Become a Junior Ranger and earn a badge for your efforts.

12. Have fun at a free festival at the Fraze Pavilion.

13. Search the wealth of knowledge on Pinterest for ideas for games, crafts and fun activities to do with kids.

14. Particpate in a free Story On-Line Story Time at Barnes and Noble.

15. Discover something new at a local farmers market be sure to check LocalHarvest.org for help discovering new ones.

16. Embrace the arts at the Dayton Art Institute and kids can participate in their Kids Club while there.

17. Try a new restaurant and be sure to check out our list of Kids Eat Free places.

18. Get something free with those final grades from school.

19. Find a VBS to attend at your local church.

I hope this helps keep you and your families busy this summer. Do you know of any others? Please feel free to share them with us!


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Rave Cinemas

Head to any of the area Rave Theaters and enjoy FREE movies this summer. Every week they are playing a different G or PG movie starting at 10am. Tickets are first-come first-served, and limited to theater capacity, door open 9:30. Just show up and get your ticket! I love how there is so much FREE stuff going on this summer, and with the fountain at the Greene to play in after- that is CHEAP summer fun!


Rave Theaters
Beavercreek, The Greene 14 + IMAX
Huber Heights, Huber Heights 16
West Carrollton, Dayton South 16

Here is the movie line up for this summer- please be sure to check their site for exact dates as each theater is playing each film on a different week.
Cats and Dogs The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Legend of the Guardians
Yogi Bear
Happy Feet Two
Journey 2 The Mysterious Island
Dolphin Tale
Shorts
Inkheart
Happy Feet

Don’t forget you can always call your location to see what movie is playing that week.


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KidtoonsThe Rave Theater in West Carrollton hosts Kidtoons on the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of every month. Each month they play a short family friendly cartoon film starting at 12pm. Admission is just $2 for adults and $1 for children! Plus they have a birthday club, and you can receive a free movie pass for your child during their birthday month. Be sure to check out their site to see what movie they are playing that month.


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THIS EVENT HAS EXPIRED

The Dayton CW is having a private screening of the new show Hart of Dixie staring Rachel Bilson. Today (Thursday, Sept 15) starting at 6pm at Rave Theaters at the Greene, there will be a preview event of the season premire. All you have to do is print off a pass and bring it with you to the event. The show officially will premier on September 26 at 9pm. This sounds like a fun event for a “free date night” or if you have teenage kids.

Looking for more events? Be sure to check out our Calendar section where you can find lots of things to do every day!


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If you have a Twitter account, it’s about to help you get $5 FREE credit on Amazon for Video On Demand. Just click on the yellow “Tweet and Get $5” button and follow the steps to redeem your credit. This credit expires on 10/31/11.

This sounds like there is going to be a cheap or free date night at home in our near future!

Thanks Freebie Shark


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SunflowerWell, summer is quickly coming to an end for many of us. Did you get everything off your summer fun list checked off? If not here are a few ideas of a few things to do before it’s time for Back-To-School

- There are a few Michaels Crafts: FREE Passport to Fun events still happening (check the calendar for dates and events)

- August 2,3 are the last days for Rave Theater: Free Family Film Festival (this is only at The Greene now)

- Have a water fight or play in the sprinkler

- Don’t forget to turn in your Summer Reading Clubs time sheets and collect your prizes!

- Have a cookout and invite your friends. We really want to do a hot dog bar style cookout!

- Visit a few of the great Local Farmer’s Market

- Make sure you got your Good Grades= Good Deals for those report cards

- Join them at Dorothy Lane Market for Storytime and Tasting

- Start making Back To School freezer meals (Once A Month Mom has some great suggestions)

- On those days where it’s sweltering outside there is still Kids Bowl Free All Summer available

- Go to a Dayton Dragons: McDonald’s Friends and Family Night

- Visit the park (several Kettering Parks recently were redone, and there will be more in the future)

- Attend those last few Vacation Bible School before they are done

Thanks to Family Fun Mom for her inspiration!


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