Bow Tie Cinemas Offers FREE Summer Kids Movies

Free family fun at Bow Tie Cinemas In The 2019 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.


2019  Summer Schedule

  • June 25-26: Trolls
  • July 2-3: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 9-10: Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 16-17: SING
  • July 23-24: Shrek
  • July 30-31: Minions
  • August 6-7:Dr. Seuss The Grinch
  • August 13-14: The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • August 20-21: Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

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Benefits of Summer Movie Series

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 Trolls 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.  Movies can also spark conversations about friendships, family, and emotions.

Family Bonding

Bow Tie Cinemas plays movies in the Summer Kids Series that have been released a year ago to many years ago.  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 25 to August 21, 2019.  It is important to note that tickets are first come, first serve and it is recommended to arrive before 10am. 

Participating Theaters in New Jersey

Participating Theaters in other States


  • Hartford Palace 17: 330 New Park Ave., Hartford, CT

New York

  • Franklin Square Cinemas: 989 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY
  • Saratoga Wilton Mall Cinemas: 3065 Route 50, Saratoga, NY
  • Schenectady Movieland 6: 400 State Street, Schenectady, NY


  • Reston Town Center 11: 11940 Market St., Reston, VA
  • Richmond Movieland at Blvd Sq: 1301 North Blvd., Richmond, VA

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Free Kids Summer Movies at Kinnelon Cinemas

Kids Summer Movie Series

Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express

State Theatre NJ

Unique Outdoor Movie



  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!

  2. We have a similar concept here in the UK. :)
    We wanted to take the kids to one of these types for Moana when that came out – but none of our “local” cinemas did them on a day that suited us to go. None the less – it was a really special experience for the smalls and they still talk about it! :)

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