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2022 Tampa Bay Guide to Free & Cheap Summer Movies for Kids & Families

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Spend your summer days watching some free and cheap movies with your family. While there are plenty of Tampa Bay Attractions you could visit, it’s always nice to take a break indoors from the blazing summer heat.

We have compiled a great list of movie options to choose from. Many of these Tampa area movie theatres offer multiple days during the week to catch a free or cheap movie showing.

NOTE: More movie listings will be added as they are released online. Stay updated by joining our family-friendly newsletter.


1. Xscape Riverview Theatre

Xscape Riverview is one of the only indoor movie theatres that offer free movies! You’ll want to catch the full schedule before heading out.



See the full schedule here. 



2. Cinemark Lakeland Square Mall



At Cinemark Lakeland Square Mall 12, your family can watch a movie for $1.50 per ticket on Wednesdays from June 15- August 3, 2022.

See the entire 2022 Cinemark Lakeland Summer Movie Schedule 





3. Regal Cinemas Theatres


Locations in Tampa, Pinellas Park, and Port Richey
$2 Summer Movie Schedule at Regal Cinemas for 2022:

Regal Cinemas offer children’s movies on Tuesday and Wednesday. They provide you with two movie options on each of those days. The movies start at 10 a.m. and are $1 per person.

See the entire 2022 Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Schedule


There’s more…

Every Tuesday, Regal Cinemas offers $5 & Up movies when you join the Regal Crown Club (RCC) and become a member for free. If you sign up you’ll also get  50% off popcorn! Local locations include:


4. Zephyrhills Cinema

6848 Gall Blvd.
Zephyrhills, Fl 33542


Dates: May 31- August 6, 2022

If you live near Zephyrhills plan on visiting Zephyrhills Cinema on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for their summer kids movies. Tickets are $1 each and they begin at 10 a.m.

See the entire 2022 Zephyrhills Summer Kids Movie Schedule


5. $2 Tuesday & Thursday Movies @ GTC Beacon Brooksville Cinemas

12961 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34613
(352) 592-1001

$2 Tuesday & Thursday Movies @ GTC Beacon Brooksville Cinemas



6. Studio Movie Grill

Seminole Location:
718 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 894-2200

Their Summer Children’s Series is on Monday and Friday at noon.  Tickets are $6 and include a small popcorn and a small drink.

Only available at the Seminole location.

Dates: June 13-August 4, 2022

See the entire 2022 Studio Movie Grill Children’s Summer Movies Schedule 



7.  Drive-In Movie Theatres






When was the last time you’ve seen a movie under the stars? Drive-In’s provide an affordable option for families to enjoy a movie together.

See our entire list of Drive-In Movie Theatres around Tampa Bay




8. AMC $5 Fan Faves

Want to see some of your favorite movies on the big screen? Come check out AMC’s Fan Faves on select days.

See AMC’s $5 Movie Deal


9. Studio Movie Grill – Special Needs Screening

Seminole Location:
718 113th St N, Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 894-2200

The sensory friendly screenings are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Adult tickets are available at before-noon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown at 12:00pm at all SMG locations. Parental guidance is suggested.

Special Needs: Studio Movie Grill in Seminole offers sensory-friendly screenings that are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Click the link above for the schedule.




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