Updated for 2017
Free family fun at The State Theatre New Jersey This Summer!
The aroma of buttered popcorn fills the air when you enter the doors of a theater, and the quest begins to find the perfect seat. This summer the State Theatre NJ will be offering free children’s movies. 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. Experience family films on the enormous 46′ screen and listen to the amazing sound effects on the state of the art sound system as you sit in this historic building!
2017 Summer Schedule
- July 5: The Incredibles
- July 11: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
- July 18: Finding Dory
- July 25: Zootopia
- August 1: Mary Poppins
- August 8: The Secret Life of Pets
Benefits of Summer Movies
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.
This year, the Summer Movie Series will be playing the movie Zootopia which is a movie my family loves. What I appreciate about this film is the opportunity to talk to my children about connecting with others and friendship. I know this is a movie that will generate different levels of conversation based on the children’s age.
The State Theatre NJ 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 Mary Poppins. Some of us were raised watching this classic 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 The State Theatre NJ the Summer Movies are played at two times: 10:30 am and 7pm! It is important to note that tickets are first come, first serve and it is recommended to arrive early.
The State Theatre NJ is located at 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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