If you’re looking for free things to do with your kids in Miami this summer, consider taking them to a movie. It’s a way to beat the heat, and a number of theaters are offering free or cheap kids’ movies on weekday mornings. Or, you can attend a “dive-in” movie at Grapeland Water Park. Here are the free and cheap movies for kids in Miami-Dade this summer.
Paragon Coconut Grove
- Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 17-Aug. 14
- Cost: Free
Seats are limited, and admission is first-come, first-served. The deal is not valid for large groups,
Here’s the schedule:
- June 17-19: The Croods
- June 24-26: Epic
- July 1-3: Walking With Dinosaurs
- July 8-10: Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs
- July 15-17: Ice Age: Continental Drift
- July 22-24: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakqueal
- July 29-31: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
- Aug. 5-7: Peabody and Sherman
- Aug. 12-14: Rio 2
Paragon Theater is at Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Miami 33133. More information here.
- Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 17-Aug. 7
- Cost: Free
The free movies will be at three Miami-Dade theaters:
- Dolphin 19, 11471 NW 12th St., Miami; 305-591-0785.
- Cobb Grand 18, 17355 NW 59th Ave., Miami Lakes; 305-2313-5252.
- Miami Lakes 17, 6711 Main St., Miami Lakes; 305-558-3810.
Here is the schedule of films:
- June 17-19: Turbo (PG), Walking with Dinosaurs (PG)
- June 24-26: Epic (PG), Free Birds (PG)
- July 1-3: The Croods (PG), Shark Tale (PG)
- July 8-10: The Smurfs 2 (PG), The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie (PG)
- July 15-17: The Lego Movie (PG), The Nut Job (PG)
- July 22-24: Despicable Me 2 (PG), Babe (PG)
- July 29-31: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, (PG) Escape from Planet Earth (PG)
- August 5-7: Rio 2 (G), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)
Get more information here.
- Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdsays June 10-Aug. 6
- Cost: $1
Participating theaters in Miami-Dade are:
- Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 & RPX
- Regal Southland Mall Stadium 16
- UA Falls 12
Here is the schedule by week:
|1||The Smurfs 2||PG||10am|
|2||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2||PG||10am|
|2||The Pirates: Band of Misfits||PG||10am|
|3||Despicable Me 2||PG||10am|
|5||Adventures of TinTin||PG||10am|
|5||Rise of the Guardians||PG||10am|
|6||Kung Fu Panda 2||PG||10am|
|8||Walking with Dinosaurs||PG||10am|
|9||Mr. Peabody & Sherman||PG||10am|
More information here.
Grapeland Water Park
- Days: last Friday of the month
- Cost: $5
Dive-In Movies features a chance to play in the water park and watch movies from the pool.
Here’s the schedule of films, which all begin at 8 p.m.:
- June 27: Monsters University
- July 25: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
- Aug. 29: Planes
- Sept. 26: E.T. the Extraterrestrial
Miami-Dade College Shakespeare and Snacks
- Days: Wednesdays through July 16
- Cost: Free
The Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus is presenting a free Shakespeare and Snacks: Summer Film Festival every Wednesday at noon at 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. This is not for children but would be suitable for older tweens and teens. Find more information here.
- June 11: Much Ado about Nothing
- June 18: Julius Caesar
- June 25: Othello
- July 2: Titus Andronicus
- July 9: The Taming of the Shrew
- July 16: Romeo & Juliet
Other cheap movie options
- Get 2-1 movie tickets every Friday with your Visa Signature card.
- See movies at art cinemas for $8 during Miami Film Month in June.
- See movies at cheaper days and times.
- See free and cheap movies in Broward.
Looking for more free and cheap things to do with your kids this summer?
- See our megalist of 24 free and cheap things to do with Miami-Dade kids this summer.
- Find free events and things to do with kids in Miami.These lists are updated every day.