Regal Theatres $1 Summer Movie Program

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Regal Theatres are bringing back the popular Summer Movie Express program this year, and that means cheap entertainment for the kiddos (and mom, too!) Visit participating locations on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings to get $1 admission to see movies like: Kung Fu Panda 2, Despicable Me 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Croods, Epic, Free Bird and more. Get the complete lineup, along with a list of participating theatres HERE.

Round-Up of Free & Cheap Summer Fun

Here are some ideas to fill your calendar with frugal staycation activities this summer. Check them out!

Local Activities:

  • Your local library reading club. Information should now be available regarding dates and activities at your nearest branch.
  • Contact your local Parks & Recreation department, Community Center, Visitors Center or the local newspaper website for a list of free activities. Don’t forget to check with any nature centers, sports centers, lakes or community parks.
  • Check out the programs available from local churches. Even if you’re not a regular attender, you can still take advantage of craft camps, sports camps or Vacation Bible Schools they offer. Usually these are free or very affordable.
  • Free factory tours in your area.
  • Free crafts for kids every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning.
  • Kids workshops available some Saturdays at Lowes or Home Depot.
  • Free fishing weekends. Google “free fishing weekends” and the name of your state to find dates in your area.
  • Chuck E. Cheese rewards good behavior with free tokens.
  • Check Groupon and Living Social every day for discounts on restaurants, theme parks and local attractions.

Reading Clubs:
Note: Some of these links are not updated for Summer 2013 yet. Keep checking back!

Camping:

  • Free Campgrounds – find out where you can camp for free (or cheap!).
  • Harvest Hosts – farmers and wineries offer RVers free overnight stays.

Other Stuff:

Scroll through my Summer Staycation series to find more easy and cheap activity ideas. This series will be returning on June 3th with one new activity per day, all summer long!

Summer Staycation: Paper Airplane Battle

A little bit of painter’s tape and a hard surface floor is all you need to have an epic paper airplane battle! Visit Repeat Crafter Me for a demonstration.

Summer Staycation: Ice and Water Fun

Learn Play Imagine has put together a huge list of free and cheap outdoor activities for kids. Lots of them involving ice and water!

Summer Staycation: Rock Candy Sticks

Make your own Rock Candy Sticks with the easy tute from Happiness is Homemade. If you’ve never done this, I highly recommend this activity!

Summer Staycation: Water Games

Visit Spoonfuls for some innovative ideas for water games you can play with your little ones.

Summer Staycation: Sidewalk Chalk Water Balloons

Make Sidewalk Chalk Water Balloons for a fun and interesting activity with the kiddos. Details over at Growing a Jeweled Rose.

Summer Staycation: Mud Pie Party

Visit B-Inspired Mama to see what she has up her sleeve for the perfect mud pie party. This one is right up my alley. It has been just too long since I made a good old fashioned mud pie…