Movie theaters are a source of cool and frugal entertainment during the summer. That's because major national chains are offering free showings of hit family movies either weekly or twice a week.
Regal Cinema is hosting the 2006 Free Family Film Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings through the first week of August at various theaters throughout the country. On June 21, AMC kicked off its free Summer MovieCamp with blockbuster G- and PG-rated Hollywood movies at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at select AMC theaters in many markets.
The first movie on the AMC schedule was Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story on Wednesday, followed by Shark Tale, an animated movie featuring the voices of Will Smith and Angelina Jolie, on June 28. The AMC Summer MovieCamp also includes The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Madagascar and March of the Penguins. The AMC program concludes on Aug. 9. For more information, go to http://www.amctheatres.com.
Regal Cinema's Free Family Film Festival began June 6 and continues on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at many theatres in different regions of the U.S.
Movies include Madagascar, Wallace & Gromit and Robots, although each theater features a different lineup of kid-friendly hit movies. It's best to call your local Regal/Crown Cinema for times and titles or check the company website at: