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Summer 2011 family fun: free & cheap kids' summer movie series in Kansas City

School is out and many movie theaters in Kansas City are once again offering cheap (or free!) summer movie series to keep kids entertained this summer. AMC has discontinued its Summer Movie Camp program, but don't fret: Dickinson, Cinemark, Phoenix, and Screenland Crown Center will all start showing reduced-price family-friendly movies the second week of June 2011.

Dickinson Theatre's Summer Vacation Movie Series runs Mondays through Thursdays, June 13-August 4, 2011. Season tickets (to eight Summer Vacation movies of your choice) are available for $13. Single admission tickets are $2.50. Drink/popcorn/candy combos are $3.75 plus tax. View the Summer 2011 schedule here. Here is a small sample of the Summer Vacation movies showing soon in local Dickinson theaters: Gulliver's Travels, Legend of the Guardians, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Cats & Dogs 2, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.

Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse runs Mondays through Thursdays, June 6-August 11, 2011. All ten movies can be purchased in advance for $5. Single admission tickets are $1 at the box office. View the Summer 2011 schedule for Cinemark 20 in Merriam, KS, and get a coupon good for $1 off your Movie Snack Pack here. Summer Movie Clubhouse movies include: The Last Airbender, Nanny McPhee Returns, Despicable Me, and Megamind.

Phoenix Theatres' Legends 14 in Kansas City, KS, has a FREE Summer Movie Series! Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. in June and July (June 7-July 27, 2011), you and your kids can see a hit G or PG-rated movie for free! Free movies include The Wizard of Oz, The Tale of Despereaux, Ramona & Beezus, Yogi Bear, and How to Train Your Dragon.

Screenland Crown Center is also presenting a Family Fun Summer Movie series, Thursdays through Sundays at 1 p.m., June 9-July 24, 2011. Tickets are $3 each; add a juice box/popcorn combo for $2 more. Discounted family movies include: Shrek Forever After, Antz, and Madagascar.

Stay cool and have fun this summer in Kansas City!





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