May 20, 2013

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Frugal Summer Movies! #Ohio

Regal's Summer $1 Kid Movies

The 2013 Regal Summer Movie Express is  on Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10am for nine weeks. Admission is $1 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Will Rogers Institute.

Week Title Rating Start Time
1 The Three Stooges PG 10am
1 Ice Age: Continental Drift PG 10am
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days PG 10am
2 Parental Guidance PG 10am
3 Mr. Poppers' Penguins PG 10am
3 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked G 10am
4 Monte Carlo PG 10am
4 Rio G 10am
5 Coraline PG 10am
5 ParaNorman PG 10am
6 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax PG 10am
6 Big Miracle PG 10am
7 Yogi Bear PG 10am
7 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island PG 10am
8 Racing Stripes PG 10am
8 Happy Feet Too PG 10am
9 African Cats G 10am
9 Chimpanzee G 10am

Check  here to see of your movie theater is participating

Cinemark Summer $1 Kid Movies

The Summer Movie Clubhouse is a ten-week program of recently released G and PG films for kids. Day, times and weeks of the series are determined by the local theatre. A full list of participating theatres is listed at
The cost is $1 per person per movie at the door the morning of the program. A ten-week series punch card is available at the theatre box office or online at for $5, while supplies last.


We frequently take the  kids to the drive-ins in the summer.    Luckily the town , I work in has 2!  One has 2 screens, while the other has just one screen.  I remember going to drive-ins as a child in Michigan and love sharing these memories with my children! 

When my daughter was an infant, we went to the drive in and folded down the back seats of the van and placed a pack and play back there, this way she could sleep comfortably while we were watching the movie!  Now the kids are older, we just fold down the seats of the SUV or Van  and they watch the first movie, then we  put sleeping bags in the back end and they sleep during the 2nd.  It is quiet comfortable!  The kids have a blast!  They ended up sleeping until it was time to leave!  Plus mommy and daddy get to see some movies they have been wanting too!

I did some searching to help the rest of you find a drive-in! Going rates are $5-$7 an adult for 2 movies.  Kid rates seemed to be $1 for ages 6-12!  Instead of going out to dinner and then dropping $10 a ticket at a regular theater to see one move, we had a fun cheap night.  Here are some ways to make it fun and frugal:
  • Take a cooler with your sodas and water bottles
  • Pick up a $5 Little Caesars pizza  or head to CiCi's pizza and get 3 carry-out pizzas for $9.99!
  • Pick up some Dollar Store candy!
  • Pop your own popcorn and place it in a brown paper bag and bring with you
We normally pick  up 3 CiCi pizzas for $9.99 and then stop at Speedway gas station and got 2 fountain drinks for $.99 each and the kids got frozen slushes for $.99 each! We picked up 2 boxes of candy at the store for $1 each and then brought in popcorn.
Break down of cost for dinner and a movie for 4:
   $16 for pizza, drink and candy
   $11 for 2 movies for 4 of us
Final price= $27 for a family for 4 for dinner and 2 movies!!!

Totally frugal and memory lasting!!!

Here are some links to find drive ins close to you!
Great Eastern Drive-Ins  (Ohio)
Sunset Drive-In (Mansfield, OH) (Ohio listings)  This lists all the drive-ins by state!  Who knew there were so many!!

Just remember BUG SPRAY and BLANKETS!  It got quiet chilly last night and the bugs were out!

1 comment:

  1. A great selection also. My grandson wants to see chipwrecked.