Bow Tie Cinemas Offers FREE Summer Kids Movies

Free family fun at Bow Tie Cinemas This Summer!

The aroma of buttered popcorn fills the air when you enter the doors of the movie theater, and the quest begins to find the perfect seat. Bow Tie Cinemas has been offering free children’s movies in June, July and August at select locations for years. Granted these are not brand new movies, but let’s be honest, there is something magical about watching these movies on the big screen whether they were released last November or ten years ago.

The fact that these movies are FREE is perfect for our budget but there are several benefits to bringing kids to the movies.

Bow Tie Cinemas 2016 Schedule

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Encourages Appropriate Social Behavior

This is a wonderful opportunity for children to practice appropriate social behavior. This will vary based on the age of the child. Two years ago, we brought my children who were just learning to sit through movies, and now we have no problem bringing them to movie theatre for new movies. Not only do kids learn to sit quietly, they also learn about personal space and not hitting the seat in front of them.

Promotes Conversation

This year, Bow Tie Cinemas will be playing the movie Home which is a movie my family loves. What I appreciate about this film is the opportunity to talk to my children about family, home, and friendships. I know this is a movie that will generate different levels of conversation based on the children’s age. A movie like Big can also spark conversations about what it is like being a grown up versus being a kid, while Peabody and Sherman gets kids asking questions about important events in history.

Family Bonding

Bow Tie Cinemas plays movies in the Summer Kids Series that have been released a year ago to many years ago. For example, this year they are playing The Sandlot. Some of us were raised watching this movie, and thus we now have the opportunity to watch a movie we love with our kids in the movie theater. It is a wonderful way to bond with our children and share with them movies we cherished when we were young.

This summer the movies at Bow Tie Cinemas are at 10 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 21 to August 17, 2016. It is important to note that tickets are first come, first serve and it is recommended to arrive before 10am. If you are looking for family fun then check out the schedule below.

2016 Summer Schedule:
  • June 21-22: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • June 28-29: How to Train a Dragon 2
  • July 5-6: Big
  • July 12-13: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • July 19-20: The Sandlot
  • July 26-27: The Peanuts Movie
  • August 2-3: Ramona & Beezus
  • August 9-10: Home
  • August 16-17: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip

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  1. Sophia Colon-Garcia

    I would love to participate in this. It’s a good way to spend time with the familu and enjoy quality time qith the kids watching things that they enjoy.

    • Jessica Lopa

      I agree! Going to the movies can be a fun family experience. Plus it helps spark conversations which builds language and thinking skills!

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