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You're going to love our Kansas City Kids Summer Movie Guide for 2014. Enjoy these free or low-cost summer movie programs in KC that encourage and promote family time.  They'll keep your family entertained all season long!

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse – $.50 or $1 Movies

Cinemark movie theaters in the Kansas City area will be playing kids movies (rated G or PG) starting in June and running through August.  Purchase tickets in advance and watch all 10 shows for only $5!  Or purchase tickets at the theater box office for $1 each.  Either way makes for an inexpensive day at the movies.

Cinemark Merriam -  Schedule and concessions coupon
5500 Antioch Rd., Merriam, Kansas 66202 | 913-789-7038
Movies shown at 10 a.m. and 12 noon on select days June 2 - August 7, 2014.

Cinemark Palace at the Plaza - Schedule and concessions coupon
526 Nichols Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 | 816-756-5877
Movies shown at 10 a.m. and 12 noon on select days June 2 - August 7, 2014.

Dickinson Theaters Summer Vacation Movie Series

Dickinson Theaters in the Kansas City area will be playing kids movies (rated G or PG) June 2 - August 1, 2014. Single admission tickets are just $2 each, or contact the box office for discount season passes in advance. Showings are Monday - Thursday at 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Click here for schedule

Great Mall Theatre
20060 W. 151st Olathe, Kansas 66061 | 913-397-SHOW

Palazzo 16 Theatre
8601 W. 135th Street Overland Park, Kansas 66223 | 913-814-7469

Westglen 18 Theatre
16301 Midland Dr. Shawnee, Kansas 66217 | 913-631-6132

Eastglen 16 Theatre
1451 N.E. Douglas St. Lee's Summit, Missouri 64086 | 816-554-3386

Northglen 14 Theatre
4900 N.E. 80th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64119 | 816-468-1100

Mulberry Lake @ Briarcliff Village

Enjoy movies every Saturday May 31 - August 16, 2014 (no July 5th showing) @ 8:45 p.m. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, dinner, and snacks.

Scheduled showings are as follows:

May 31: E.T.

June 7: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

June 14: Singin’ in the Rain

June 21: Toy Story 3

June 28: Thor: The Dark World

July 12: The Incredibles

July 19: The Avengers

July 26: Pitch Perfect

August 2: Despicable Me 2

August 9: Fast & Furious 6

August 16: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 

Phoenix Big Cinemas FREE Summer Movie Series

Phoenix Theaters at Legends Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas is will be showing special G and PG rated FREE films every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday June 3 - August 3, 2014. Showings are at 10 a.m.and are FREE and open to all age groups. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and special kiddie meal concessions will be available. 

Legends Stadium Theaters - Schedule and concessions info
1841 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas | 913-428-2992

Moonlight Movies on the Independence Square

Moonlight Movies are shown every Thursday at 9pm throughout the summer. The movies are projected onto the side of the Pharaoh Theatre on the Independence Square. Along with gaining quality family time under a warm, night summer sky, there are multitudes of other reasons to attend our movies. The main one being: it's FREE! Moonlight Movies are intended to create family fun that won't break the budget.

Pharoah Theater Parking Lot - Schedule and concessions info
Shown every Thursday at 9 p.m. under the warm summer sky.

Hyde Park Children's Film Festival

This annual tradition is back for 2014. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy these FREE festivities:  movies, entertainment, and prizes!  Concerts at 7:30 p.m., movies at 8:30 p.m. Details here.

Hyde Park, 36th & Gillham, Kansas City, Missouri

June 6 - Frozen
June 13 - Epic
June 20 - Thor, The Dark World
June 27 - The LEGO Movie

City Market Cinema Series

The City Market Cinema is back for one-of-a-kind open air movie screenings on the third Friday evening of June, July and August. Moviegoers will enjoy the unique urban atmosphere while enjoying a film on a summer night. Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and blanket for a picnic in the park prior to the show.

City Market Park
Third & Main in Kansas City, Missouri. Admission is free and movies will begin at 9:00 p.m.

Dive-In Movies

Dive-In Movie at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, Kansas | 913-432-1377
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center is having a family fun night on June 21, 2014 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A family-friendly movie will be shown and the concession stand will be open until 9:30 pm. This two hour swimmingly good time is just $3 per person ($4 nonresidents). No preregistration is required, pay at site.

Pool Pass Party at Merriam's Aquatic Center
6040 Slater, Merriam, Kansas | 913-322-5550
It’s a pool party so make a splash at Merriam’s Aquatic Center in a members-only appreciation pool party. July 25, 2014 from 6-8 pm in celebration of National Parks & Recreation Day. Regular admission fees or season passes apply. Get complete details here.

Dive-In Movie Night at Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center
13805 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS
Come join your neighbors and friends for a night of fun at this year’s themed Dive-in movie night. This event is open to anyone and will conclude the 2014 Shawnee Sharks Swim and Dive season. Movie will begin at dusk and bring your favorite flotation device or use ours for an unforgettable night under the stars. Get complete details here

Movie Under the Stars at Stanley Presbyterian Church

Join the PCOS Children’s Ministry for a family-friendly movie on the north lawn of the church. Everyone is invited, bring your friends and family to this FREE event! Don’t forget to bring your own snacks, blanket, chairs, and bug spray. Please bring a gently used or new stuffed animal as a donation to benefit Cross-Lines Cooperative. This year we’ll be showing Spy Kids!

Summer Movie Series at Local Libraries

Movie Mania at Plaza Branch Library
Truman Forum - Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri
FREE, air-conditioned family-friendly movies at 2 p.m.!

June 4 - Epic
June 18 - Despicable Me 2

Movie Mania at Waldo Branch Library
201 East 75th St., Kansas City, Missouri
FREE, air-conditioned family-friendly movies at 2 p.m.!

July 2 - Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
July 3 - Disney's Great Mouse Detective
July 31 - Night at the Museum

Mosaic Life Care Friday Summer Film Festivals

Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek - Schedule and info
Life Center Entrance, 8870 NE 82nd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri
Head on over to the courtyard of Mosaic Life Care at Shoal Creek Friday evenings during the month of June at 7 p.m. to enjoy movies under the stars. This event features a family friendly movie, healthy and delicious snack options and fun activities for kids of all ages. It’s absolutely FREE for those who register


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