In the summer everyone wants to be in a cool place. Local programs offering summer movies for Phoenix kids are affordable, and there's no better place for a kid to spend a couple of hours every week than at the movies.
Every year Harkins, which owns and operates many of the movie screens in the Phoenix area, offers summer movies for children. Typically, these movies are rated G or PG and are already on DVD or close to being released on DVD.
AMC used to have a similar program, but it ended after summer 2010.
I have never personally attended one of the special summer movies, but I hear that they can be rather boisterous and wild!
Summer Movies for Kids at Harkins Movie Theatres
Dates in 2013: From May 27 through August 2
Tickets go on sale: Friday, April 12, 2013 at participating theaters
Where: Arizona Mills 24, Arrowhead Fountains 18, Chandler Crossroads 12, Chandler Fashion 20, Christown 14, Gateway Pavillions 18, Metrocenter 12, Norterra 14, North Valley 16, Park West 14, San Tan Village 16, Scottsdale 101 14, Shea 14, Superstition Springs 25, Tempe Marketplace 16. See maps to these movie theaters.
Price of admission: 10 movies for $7
How it works: Movies are rated G or PG. You choose your day, choose your theatre and buy your tickets at the theater. Not online, not by phone. You have to physically go to the theater. All your movies are purchased as a set; they must be for the same movie theatre and same day of the week. Tickets often sell out early, so don't assume you can wait to buy your summer movie package!
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.