The movie theater is one of my favorite summer get-aways. You get to escape reality for a few short hours, & relax in a heavily air-conditioned room (without having to foot the bill). Unfortunately, movie tickets are getting pricey, even the afternoon matinees. Good thing there is an abundance of FREE (& super cheap) flicks playing this summer!

* AMC Summer Movie Camp: $1 G & PG movies start at 10 am every Tuesday from June 15th – August 10th. Find the nearest location & movie selections HERE.
* FREE Family Film Festival: FREE G & PG movies start at 10 am each Tuesday & Wednesday morning at select Regal theaters, during the months of June, July & August. Find the nearest location & movie selections HERE.
* Everyday $1-ish Movie Theaters

Or, if you’re looking to spend a warm summer evening outdoors… then pack up the kids, lawn chairs & treats and check out these FREE movies:

* City of Dana Point Movies in the Park: EVERY Friday in June. Lantern Bay Park, movie starts at approximately 8pm. For more information call (949) 248-3530. For specific movie titles go HERE.
* Lake Forest Movies in the Park: Fridays June 18th (Cherry Park), July 9th (El Toro Park),  August 13th (Mountain View Park), & August 20th (Rimgate Park). For more information call (949)461-3450. For specific movie titles go HERE.
* “Dive-In Movies at Trabuca Hills High School: Three special evening at the pool with a great movie from 8-9:30 pm. $1 per person. Fridays July 16th, July 30th, & August 6th.
* Tustin Movies in the Park: Thursdays  July 29th (Heritage Park), August 5th (Frontier Park), August 12th (Magnolia Park), August 19th (Cedar Grove Park), August 26th (Centennial Park), movies start at dusk (generally 7:30pm). For specific movie titles go HERE.
* Movies on the Beach: Every Friday & Saturday evening movies will play on the beach at Newport dunes, thru Saturday, September 4th. For specific movie selections go HERE.
* Free for ALL Movie Mondays at OCPAC: Mondays July 12th – August 15th, 8pm at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. For movie selections go HERE.

xoxo, K
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