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There are several movie theaters around town that offer free or discounted movies for kids during the summer. (KTRK)

There are several movie theaters around town that offer deep discounts and even free showings during the summer.

Santikos Free Summer Movie Series

Santikos Theatres has a 10- week Free Summer Movie Series, providing parents, caregivers and children with free movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. This free event is open to the public on a first come, first served basis. The free movies will be shown at the Silverado IMAX and the Palladium AVX. Free tickets are available at the box office the morning of the show. At the concession stands, there are $4 discounted kids pack, which includes a kids popcorn and drink with Teddy Grahams.

June 9-10: The Boxtrolls
June 16-17: Penguins of Madagascar
June 23-24: Annie
July 7-8: Rio 2
July 14-15: Paddington
July 21-22: The Lego Movie
July 28-29: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
August 4-5: Maleficent
August 11-12: Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
August 18-19: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Premiere Cinemas Summer Kids Fest

Premiere Cinemas in Tomball offers free admission to two screenings on Wednesdays during the summer. Each movie will be shown at 8:30 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. for nine weeks.

June 10: Rio
June 17: The Croods
June 24: Rio 2
July 1: The Book of Life
July 8: Horton Hears a Who
July 15: Madagascar 3
July 22: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
July 29: Hotel Transylvania
August 5: Despicable Me 2

ShowBiz Cinemas in Kingwood

The theater shows $0.50 Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. all summer long.

June 16 and 18: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
June 23 and 25: The Lego Movie
June 30 and July 2: Despicable Me
July 7 and 9: Despicable Me 2
July 14 and 16: Rio 2
July 21 and 23: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D
July 28 and 30: Penguins of Madagascar
August 4 and 6: Paddington
August 11 and 13: Dragon 2
August 18 and 20: The Boxtrolls

Regal Movies

The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for nine weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the summer. Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1 and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. The two Houston area locations are Edwards Houston Marq'e Stadium 23 & IMAX and the Regal West Oaks Mall Stadium 14 & RPX.

Tuesday, June 9: Nut Job
Wednesday, June 10: Annie
Tuesday, June 16: Earth to Echo
Wednesday, June 17: Boxtrolls
Tuesday, June 23: Paddington
Wednesday, June 24: Turbo
Tuesday, June 30: Rio 2
Wednesday, July 1: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Tuesday, July 7: Mr. Peabody
Wednesday, July 8: Book of Life
Tuesday, July 14: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Wednesday, July 15: Penguins of Madagascar
Tuesday, July 21: Madagascar 3
Wednesday, July 22: Dolphin Tale 2
Tuesday, July 28: Muppets, Most Wanted
Wednesday, July 29: Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Tuesday, August 4: The Lego Movie
Wednesday, August 5: The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill in Houston has select movies in its Summer Children's Series for just $3. The movies are shown Monday through Friday at 11 a.m.

May 25-29: Wallace & Gromit
June 1-5: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
June 8-12: Madagascar
June 15-19: Rio 2
June 22-26: Shrek 2
June 29-July 3: Chicken Run
July 6-10: Horton Hears a Who
July 13-17: How to Train Your Dragon
July 20-24: Ice Age 2
July 27-31: Monsters vs Aliens
Aug. 3-7: Kung Fu Panda
Aug. 10-14: Puss In Boots
Aug. 17-21: Turbo

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Get a pass of 10 movie tickets for $5 or pay $1 at the box office for each movie. There are several locations in the Houston area to choose from. Movie selections and showtimes vary at each location.

There's also a coupon for $1 a snack pack at the concession stands when you look up movie listings online.

Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp

Choose your own ticket price of $1 to $3 at Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp and buy your tickets online to reserve your seats in advance. The theaters donate 100 percent of ticket sales to local nonprofits.
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