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Summer Movie Express – $1 movies all Summer long!

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Dollar summer movie scheduleThe Regal Cinema Summer Movie Schedule is something I typically post on San Diego Deals and Steals.  This is the first year I will be sharing the Regal Summer Movie Express over here on Highlights Along the Way. The Summer Movie Express 2017 listing seemed like it needed to be here because it is nation wide! For those that have never heard of it before, Regal Summer Movie Express offers $1 matinee movies all summer long. This is the perfect outing for many families on a budget.

Regal Summer Movie Express is a morning matinee that is a great summer treat for families.  While all the movies are intended for kids, it is always best to check out the schedule beforehand.  Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. There are two movies to choose from.  Both movies play on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This Summer Movie series tends to get very popular.  Sometimes school and daycare groups bus in dozens of kids.  It is a good idea for your family to be there early.  In our area it is quite popular.  We get there about thirty minutes early and find that is plenty of time.  Ask your Regal Cinema employee what they think is best.  Some theaters are sure to be busier or slower than ours.

The Regal Summer Movie Express is nine weeks long.  Dollar movies begin on June 27th and 28th.  You can enjoy the series until August 22nd and 23rd.  Over the years we have enjoyed a fun movie and cheap air conditioning most of July and August.  While all of the movies are second run movies, we haven’t seen many of them.  Even if we have seen the movie, it is only a dollar, and it is fun to see it on the big screen.

Each Regal Cinema has a different schedule for the 2017 Movie Express.  Make sure to check your closest Dollar Movie Listings. Below is an example of the schedule for our closest theater.  Each theater will have the same movies, but the dates are often swapped.  Remember that both movies play on both days.

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Week 1 – Tue June 27 Wed June 28
Kung Fu Panda 3
Ice Age: Collision Course

Week 2 – Tue July 4  Wed July 5
Trolls – Such a cute movie with a great message – here are some very popular FREE Trolls Printables)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Week 3 – Tue July 11  Wed July 12
Monster Trucks (we never saw this – but here are some Monster Trucks Printables!)
Penguins of Madagascar

Week 4- Tue July 18  Wed July 19
Rio 2
The Boxtrolls

Week 5 – Tue July 25  Wed July 26
The Secret Life of Pets
Sing (wasn’t our favorite – but here are some FREE Sing Movie Printables)

Week 6 – Tue August 1 Wed August 2
Kubo and the Two Strings
Ratchet and Clank

Week 7 – Tue August 8 Wed August 9
The Spongebob Square Pants Movie: Sponge Out of Water
The Adventures of Tin Tin

Week 8 – Tue August 15 Wed August 16
Happy Feet 2
Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Week 9 – Tue August 22  Wed August 23
Storks (As an adoptive family we weren’t fans of this movie – read why)
The Lego Batman Movie (This was our favorite!)

We love that this fun summer outing is also a fundraiser for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.


Until Next Time ~ Kate
3 Responses
  1. Carissa says:

    I definitely want to try to get to Trolls – our whole family loves that movie, but never saw it on the big screen. Aiming to see quite a few others as well!

  2. Leah S says:

    Thank you for the list! I look forward to taking my kids to these dollar movies every summer!

  3. Janet W. says:

    A lot of these movies my grandsons haven’t seen yet. They would love Secret Life of Pets! The characters are adorable!!

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