With the kids home all summer you’re bound to eventually hear “I’m bored.” Or worse yet, you’ll be driven slowly insane by the shrill voices of Youtube creators shouting about Minecraft/Roblox/Whatever. Either way, you might want to get out of the house and check out the thing that entertained many of us in the summers of the 80s and 90s: movies. Movies can be crazy-expensive though. So I thought I’d help you out and point you to every free or cheap movie I know of happening this summer. So without further ado. . .
Free or Cheap Movies in Amite
Family Movie Night at the Amite Library.
Every Friday at 2PM the Amite Library hosts a family movie. The librarian really works hard to stick to different themes each month. See the calendar every Friday for the selection.
Free or Cheap Movies in Covington
Movie Tavern $5 Tuesday Movies
Movie Tavern actually has two different deals running in the summer. On Tuesdays they do $5 movies with a complimentary popcorn. This special runs through August 27th this year and does not include 3D movies or special events.
Kids Dream Family Film Series at Movie Tavern
In addition to five-dollar Tuesdays, Movie Tavern also offers discounted kid films on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 10AM. Just $3 gets you in the door for a select film. You can see the full schedule here.
Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas
If three dollars is too rich for you blood, Regal Cinema is just the place for you. For just $1 you have your choice of two kids’ movies at 10AM on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings. It stretches all summer long and we have the full schedule right here.
Free or Cheap Movies in Hammond
First Contact Films at the Hammond Library
Some people are understandably upset at the lack of cheap theater movies in Hammond. But that doesn’t mean you have zero options! Hammond Library will be showing films with a space theme all summer long. And they’re free! They’ll also have refreshments and prizes at every showing. Here’s the schedule:
6/21 The Reluctant Astronaut
6/28 Space Jam
7/5 The Last Star Fighter
7/12 Space Buddies
7/19 It Came from Outer Space
Free or Cheap Movies in Slidell
Very similar to the program Regal, and Movie Tavern do, The Grand Theater in Slidell offers a kid movie on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for $4. It comes with a kid-sized popcorn and a kid-sized drink. What a deal! You can see the full Kid Flicks special here.
Slidell Movie Nights
Nothing beats free! Every summer Slidell hosts a series of movies at night in Heritage Park. Bring a blanket (and probably some bug spray) and enjoy the show! Concessions can be purchased at a nominal charge.
Bonus: Free and Cheap Movies in New Orleans
Planning to be in the city? Our friends at Pint-Sized NOLA have assembled a list of free and cheap movie options that you might want to check out. Just remember, their idea of cheap is a little different than ours!