Kids love movies. Parents like inexpensive entertainment options for little ones.

Everyone loves to beat the heat, and this summer, many movie theaters in the Tulsa area are presenting reduced-price family films — all rated G or PG — in a popular weekly series format.

There are a few conditions to be aware of, some concessions specials and the prices vary between theaters. You can note these in the following movie theater lineups of summer movies for kids and families.

Arrive early — these popular shows sometimes sell out.


These camps at AMC Tulsa Hills, 8307 S. Olympia Ave., and AMC Owasso, 12601 E. 86th St. North, are set for 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

Entry is a bundled admission price of $4 that includes a ticket and a “KidsPack” consisting of a small drink, kid-sized popcorn and a package of fruit snacks.

June 5: “Trolls”

June 12: “Wonder Park”

June 19: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”

June 26: “Peter Rabbit”

July 3: “Smallfoot”

July 10: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”

July 17: “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies”

July 24: “The House with a Clock in its Walls”

July 31: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”


Admission to the “Summer Movie Express” is only $1. Tickets can be purchased at the box office each Tuesday and Wednesday for 10 consecutive weeks.

Both movies listed will play on both days, with showtimes set for 10 a.m. at the theater at 1700 Aspen Creek Drive in Broken Arrow.

Special note: A portion of the ticket sales will go to the Will Rogers Institute.

May 28-29: “Kung Fu Panda”/”Shrek”

June 4-5: “The Croods”/”Puss in Boots”

June 11-12: “Despicable Me”/“Turbo”

June 18-19: “The Lego Batman Movie”/”The House with a Clock in its Walls”

June 25-26: “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies”/”Paddington 2”

July 2-3: “Despicable Me 3”/”The Grinch”

July 9-10: “The Lego Movie 2”/”How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

July 16-17: “Smallfoot”/”The Secret Life of Pets”

July 23-24: “The Lego Movie”/”Captain Underpants”

July 30-31: “Sing”/”How to Train Your Dragon 2”


Two of the area’s Cinemark theaters are offering a low-price deal on movies for kids: The Summer Movie Clubhouse has movies priced at $1 per show, but advance tickets are also available to see all of the movies in the series for a $5 “bundle price.”

The participating theaters are Cinemark Broken Arrow, 1801 E. Hillside Drive, and Cinemark Sand Springs, 1112 E. Charles Page Blvd., and each is showing the same films each week.

The movies will screen at 10 a.m., but note the different days: In Broken Arrow, each film will play Monday-Thursday mornings, or all four of the dates listed below for each film; in Sand Springs, the 10 a.m. screenings are set for Mondays and Wednesdays only from the dates below.

June 3-6: “Despicable Me 3”

June 10-13: “Peter Rabbit”

June 17-20: “The Grinch”

June 24-27: “How to Train Your Dragon”

July 1-4: “Smallfoot”

July 8-11: “Kung Fu Panda”

July 15-18: “The Lego Movie”

July 22-25: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

July 29-Aug. 1: “Sherlock Gnomes”

Aug. 5-8: “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”


The kids summer series features eight weeks of movies at Starworld 20, priced at $3 per person (but $2 for members of the theater’s loyalty program).

The multiplex in far south Tulsa, at 10301 S. Memorial Drive, is showing these movies at 10 a.m. for three days each week — Tuesdays through Thursdays — beginning in June.

June 4-6: “The Secret Life of Pets”

June 11-13: “Despicable Me 2”

June 18-20: “Sing”

June 25-27: “The Grinch”

July 2-4: “The Lorax”

July 9-11: “Trolls”

July 16-18: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

July 23-25: “Shrek”

Michael Smith


Twitter: @michaelsmithTW