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Free (and Cheap!) Summer Movies for Kids and Families in the Nashville Area! {2016}

Summer in Nashville brings to mind lazy days, ice cream treats, pools and water play, summer reading lists, camps — both day and overnight, fishing, and some truly fantastic farmers markets. Nashville (and the surrounding areas) also offer some really incredible summer movies for kids and families! We’ve gathered information on several of them for you here!

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Regal Cinemas

Locations: Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 (Nashville), Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 IMAX & RPX (Nashville), Regal Providence Stadium 14 (Mt. Juliet), Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 & IMAX (Hendersonville)

$1 movies start at 10am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, all are rated G or PG; Kids’ Reel Deal (popcorn, drink, and fruit snack) available for $4 more
  • Week 1 — The Lego Movie (June 7), Max (June 8)
  • Week 2 — Goosebumps (June 14), The Iron Giant (June 15)
  • Week 3 — Pan (June 21), The Smurfs (June 22)
  • Week 4 — Despicable Me 2 (June 28), Home (June 29)
  • Week 5 — Minions (July 5), The Peanuts Movie (July 6)
  • Week 6 — Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip (July 12), Curious George (July 13)
  • Week 7 — The Book of Life (July 19), Hotel Transylvania 2 (July 20)
  • Week 8— Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (July 26), Shaun The Sheep (July 27)
  • Week 9 — The Croods (August 2), Dr. Suess’ The Lorax (August 3)

Carmike Cinemas

Locations: Bellevue 8 (Nashville); Thoroughbred 20 (Franklin)

Movies start at 10am on Thursdays; $4 admission includes movie, a small drink (Coca-cola product), and a small popcorn
  • Week 1 — Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (June 2)
  • Week 2 — The Croods (June 9)
  • Week 3 — Epic (June 16)
  • Week 4 — Home (June 23)
  • Week 5 — How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 30)
  • Week 6 — Kung Fu Panda 2 (July 7)
  • Week 7 — Monsters vs Aliens (July 14)
  • Week 8— Rio 2 (July 21)
  • Week 9 — The Peanuts Movie (July 28)
  • Week 10 — Penguins of Madagascar (August 4)

Nashville Zoo – Zoovie Nights

Location: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

FREE for members; Non-Members admission included with day-of admission (OR $6 per person if entering after 6pm) Inflatables, DJ and games on Festival Field — face painting, crafts and *concessions; *Carousel open; Feel free to bring your own picnic! (No alcohol, please.)
*additional fees apply
  • May 27: Minions
  • June 24: Kung Fu Panda
  • Sept. 2: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Grassy Knoll Movie Nights

Location: 109 S 11th Street, Nashville, TN 37206)

$5 (or $4 with a canned good donation to Second Harvest Food Bank) on the 3rd Sunday of every month May through October. (Movie schedule is announced a few days before each showing via their Twitter & Instagram.)
  • May 15 – Caddyshack
  • June 21 –
  • July 19 – 
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16

Movies in the Park

Location: Elmington Park (3531 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205)

FREE on Thursdays in June (2, 9, 16, & 23 — with a reserved rain date on June 30) from 5-10pm; look out for food trucks and vendors, games and giveaways, or bring a picnic to enjoy (no alcohol, please); movie starts at sundown (usually around 8pm)
  • June 2 – Space Jam
  • June 9 – Finding Nemo
  • June 16 – Pitch Perfect 2
  • June 23 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

City of Franklin Movie Nights

Location: Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Rd, Franklin, TN 37064

FREE on Fridays June 24, Juy 8, & July 29; starts at 8pm (sunset)
  • Movie Schedule TBA

Nashville Public Library

Location: various branches—check the web site!

FREE! Some branches provide snacks and drinks. Often bringing your own snacks is welcome.

Schedule: Check your local branch, but we see some of these great movies scheduled for the summer: Minions, Inside Out, Freaky Friday (the old school one!), Frozen, The Reluctant Dragon, and many more!

Second Saturday Outdoor Cinema

Location: 2102 Belcourt Avenue – Nashville TN 37212

**Belcourt is closed this summer for renovation and preservation**

Let us know of any opportunities for great summer movies for kids & family that we missed!

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