Free or Cheap Summer Movie Programs in Kansas City
Cheap or free summer movies for kids in KC are the key to happiness this summer! Kids get to have fun at the movies, while KC parents can save money!
If you’re looking for great summer movie programs in Kansas City, we’ve done the research for you! So, check out the kid’s summer movie programs for this year.
The best news?! Each movie program is either free or deeply discounted so you can save big while getting in some great family time, too.
Kansas City Summer Movie Programs
Find the Best kid’s summer movie programs & other fun movie events happening around town…
There are movies in the park, summer movie programs, & even a movie on the lawn of Crown Center. You can find a fun movie night for your family throughout Kansas City.
Looking for other fun summer activities? Check out our Summer Fun Guide with TONS of things to do with kids this Summer & join the iFamilyKC scoop, so you don’t miss out on the next Kids Club event or Weekend Planner!
Excited for more fun? There are also great places kids eat free around KC, so you can make it a dinner (or lunch) & a movie. If you are looking to save even more $,$, the Deals, Discount Codes & Money Savings Tips guide for KC.
B&B Theatres provides deeply discounted admission in their Kids Summer Movie Series.
On select days (Tuesday through Thursday), you can bring your kids to a movie for $5.00 (just $3.00 if you’re signed up for their FREE Backstage Loyalty program). See a full list of kids’ summer movies below:
- June 6th-8th Mummies
- June 13th-15th DC League of Super Pets
- June 20th-22nd The Lego Movie 2
- June 27th- 29th Smallfoot
- July 4th-6th Space Jam
- July 11th-13th Scoob!
- July 18th- 20th The Lego Batman Movie
- July 25th – 27th Tom & Jerry
Starting June 19th and running through August 10th, your family can participate in Cinemark 20 and XD in Merriam KS Merriam’s Summer Movies for Kids ClubHouse program.
Participants can enjoy $1.50 movies (per person, per movie) at the door over 8 weeks – every Wednesday.
- June 21st Minions: Rise of Gru
- June 28th Sonic the Hedgehog
- July 5th Mummies
- July 12th The Bad Guys
- July 19th Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
- July 26th DC League of Super Pets
- August 2nd Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
- August 9th Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Location: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead: 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS.
Celebrate National Dairy Month by spreading your blanket out on the grass and enjoying a free movie night at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead.
This family-friendly event will take place on September 16th from 5:00-10:00 pm. They’ll have special dairy treats and activities for the family.
Head to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead on August 26th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm for more family fun. The movie selection is TBD so be sure to watch their website for details.
Make a splash!
Watch a movie with your feet in the water or the sand. $10 per car. Gates open at 7:30 pm, and movies begin around dark (9:00 pm). Bring your own blanket or chairs for beach seating. No outside food or beverages but concessions will be available.
- June 9th, 9-11 pm Minions: The Rise of Gru
- July 7th, 9-11 pm Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
- August 4th, 9-11 pm Lightyear
Come to the parks to enjoy a FREE, fun summer night with the family. There will be music, movies, activities & more.
June 2nd Sing 2 & and July 7th Back to the Future
Each movie begins at dusk and is FREE for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the movies and dates below.
- June 24th Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumani
- July 22nd Puss and Boots: The Last Wish
Watch a FREE movie at Stocksdale Park this summer! Free popcorn & water will also be provided by Liberty Parks and Recreation.
- June 16th- Minions The Rise of Gru
- Friday 28th-Ghostbusters Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and bring your family to enjoy an evening under the stars. Each movie will have different activities like lawn games & live music. Summer movies start at dusk, but you can find a full schedule online for music, games, & other activities.
Family Movie Schedule:
- May 26th DC League of Super Pets
- June 16th Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
- July 21st Marcel: The Shell with Shoes On
- August 25th Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
- September 22nd The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Looking for outdoor movies up north? Zona Rosa is hosting free movies in the park this summer. Catch these upcoming showings:
- May 20th Top Gun: Maverick
- June 17th Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- August 15th Legally Blonde,
- August 19th Mean Girls
- September 16th Finding Nemo
Bring the family out for a free outdoor movie in Smithville. Movies are TBD but the fun begins at 6:00. There will be yard games, and video games, and the movie will start at dusk. Keep up with them online for the announcement of their showings.
Every Saturday through October, you and the family can enjoy a classic movie on the lawn at the Legends Outlets. Check out the summer movie schedule below:
- June 3rd The Secret Life of Pets
- June 10th The Devil Wears Prada
- June 17th Despicable Me
- June 24th The Princess Bride
- July 1st National Treasure
- July 8th Hook
- July 15th E.T.
- July 22nd Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- July 29th The Wedding Planner
- August 5th Super Mario Bros
- August 12th School of Rock
- August 19th Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- August 26th Say Anything
- September 2nd Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- September 9th Little Giants
- September 16th The Wizard of Oz
- September 23th Jumanji
- September 30th The Greatest Showman
- October 7th Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
- October 14th Casper
- October 21st Hocus Pocus
- October 28th The Nightmare Before Christmas
Kids Summer Movies Pro Tips
Arrive early for the best seats, especially if you’re going in a large group. Some events required sign-ups or advanced tickets, so be sure to check online for event-specific details.
For outdoor movies, pack blankets, chairs, and plenty of pillows. You may also want to consider bringing bug spray or sunscreen depending on the time of day.
For evening movies, dress your kiddos in PJs ahead of time so you can easily get them to bed when you get home. This is a parenting pro tip we learned long ago…
You can also create your own movie memories for your family and friends by hosting your own backyard movie night. Consider buying disposable cameras for added fun. You will have pictures to remember the night by & kids love taking photos with it
We hope your family enjoys a few summer movies together. If you know of other fun kids’ movie programs or events happening this summer, drop them in the comments below!
From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.