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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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BoonshoftIf you have been wanting to visit the Boonshoft Museum then be sure to mark your calendars! The Boonshoft Museum is offering a free admission day on Tuesday, March 20! Door opens at 4pm and closes at 8pm. Regular admission is $8.50 for adults and $7.50 for children, so FREE is a great deal! This museum is a super fun place for kids. There are plenty of hands on activities to entertain kids of all ages. There are exhibits where children can act as car mechanics, vets, judge and recycling workers. There are also waterplay tables, slides, planetarium and even an indoor zoo.

You can find this and lots of other great events on our Calendar!


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Ele cake Coele Cake Co is celebrating 15 years! Today Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30-7:30pm they are having a celebration and all are invited. There will be free birthday cake, tasty treats, face painting, balloons, animals and more! Please note that this is only at their West Carrollton location.

I am bummed because we already have plans tonight.. otherwise I'd be there!

PLUS if you love ele Cake Co too, be sure to sign up for their birthday club- you will get a coupon for a free cupcake on your birthday. Yay!


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On Tuesday December 6, my fabulous co-host Kate and I got to spend a few hours enjoying some holiday party fun with some of the amazing moms! Mom's deserve a night out just having fun and we all enjoyed several hours at Villas at the Pointe Clubhouse doing just that!  This event we tried to mix things up a bit and asked all our attendees to look at the world around them and try to find ways to perform Random Acts of Kindness to those around. We wanted everyone to have fun, but also think about how they could share a little bit kindness to others. There was even a giveaway that we had for everyone that posted a RAOK on our Facebook page that they did before the event.

We are so thankful for our great sponsors that helped us pull off our AMAZING night. Life Stages Centers, Pine Brothers and Pedi-Derm were really the real reason that our event was even possible. Life Stages Centers truly cares about helping women in every stage of life. They offer a wide range of services that focus on women and their needs from OB/GYN care to heart health. They desire to focus on a strong person-to-person contact between patient and provider, and we all want to feel comfortable when we visit the doctor no matter the reason. Pine Brothers cares about helping "make people happy" (no..really.. it says that WORD for WORD on their site! So cool!) and no one is very happy with a sore throat. So, Pine Brothers came in with a softish throat drop to help soothe throats with a unique product. Last but not least, Pedi-Derm knows how a diaper rash is NO fun for a parent of the child so they created a product to help heal the broken skin that is a part of diaper rash. Plus everyone knows that when baby isn't happy..no one is, so when they have a diaper rash you want it to heal up as quickly as possible. So thanks to these great sponsors that care about families we were able to enjoy a great night of relaxing.

UMNOThere were lots of fun things going on including our photo booth with Braun Photography, Shellac manicures, Satin Hands treatments, delicious food, giveaways and more. Last but not least, everyone got to take home a swag bag literally stuffed full of swag!! Thanks to all our great giveaway, food and swag sponsors. We are so thankful to have such generous sponsors at Ultimate Mom's Night Out our evening could not have happened without them.

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It was so great meeting so many of our readers. We always love to meet you all! Please be sure to follow Ultimate Mom's Night Out on Facebook to be kept up to date on all the fun! Plus you can check out all the photo booth fun and lots of other great pictures from Ultimate Mom's Night Out. And while you are there please be sure to follow Deals For Dayton and my fabulous co-host Savvy Little Women.

 

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Here's what's going on this week. Be sure to check out our calendar!

Saturday, December 17
Barnes & Noble: Storytime
Lowes: Build and Grow Clinic- Train Engine
The Greene: Holiday Events
Michaels Crafts: Make-It Take-It Event

Tuesday, December 20
Books & Co
: Storytime
Barnes & Noble: Storytime
The Greene: Holiday Events

If you are looking for even more deals be sure to follow us on Facebook! We often post exclusive "quick deals" that we find there!

Have a deal or event that you know about? Please feel free to share it with us!


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MichaelsMichaels is having a couple different holiday craft events this Saturday, December 17.

  • Duck Tape Luggage Tag: 10am-12pm
  • Poinsettia Card: 12-2pm

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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Lowes Build and GrowBe sure to sign up early because the clinics are filling up fast! On Saturday, December 17 Lowes is having their bi-monthly Build and Grow Clinic from 10-11am. They are building a "Train Engine" this month for the clinic. This project is one of a three week train project. Online registration is required, and there is a list of stores that are participating. If a store you go to is not listed it is because all the slots have been filled. 

Each participant receives a free apron, a project themed patch, goggles and a certificate upon completion of their project. Although it does specify school age- as long as your child can follow instructions and handle hammering they will allow them to come. (We started going when our son was 4 yr old) This is always a great weekend activity.

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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Here's what's going on this week. Be sure to check out our calendar!

Saturday, December 10
Barnes & Noble: Storytime
Dayton Mall: Paintbrush Pottery Event
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts: Free Make-It Take-It Event
Air Force Museum: Family Day

Tuesday, December 13
Books & Co
: Storytime
Barnes & Noble: Storytime

If you are looking for even more deals be sure to follow us on Facebook! We often post exclusive "quick deals" that we find there!

Have a deal or event that you know about? Please feel free to share it with us!


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