Free family movies are a welcome diversion in Denver this year. Taking your family to the movies almost requires taking out a loan these days. Between the gas, refreshments and movie tickets, a family of four could easily spend $100.00 or more at the movies. Sure, you can get a rental, stay home and pop up some corn. After all, these aren’t first run movies. Wouldn’t it be more fun to enjoy a real theater experience for free? Plus, there is the air conditioning factor.
The free family movies in Denver are being shown by Regal and Kerasote theaters. The Regal theater showings are at 10:00 am Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Kerasote theater showings are at 10:00 am Wednesdays and Thursdays. Kids, parents and grandparents are all welcome to attend the free movies. I know this because I’ve been to the free movies with my daughter and grandchildren twice this summer already. Tomorrow, we plan to see Kit Kittredge for free.
We went to our local Englewood Regal movie theater. It was a simple process. You have a choice of two kid oriented movies. You can buy snacks if you wish. We got a large popcorn and large drink which we shared and re-filled, for an economical option. The kid packs are also a bargain. Once you get your snacks, you just proceed to the ticket takers and tell them which movie you would like to see. They direct you to the right theater. No tickets to buy or other hassles. Just walk right in and choose a seat. I do recommend arriving at least a half hour early because seats fill up fast.
There is a great mix of free movies being shown in Denver this summer. Last week we saw Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Surprisingly, I enjoyed this kids cartoon quite thoroughly. Of course, I was surrounded by the laughter of my grandchildren, which would lighten any mood. I was also pleasantly surprised by the behavior of the rest of the kids at the free movies. Not once was the movie interrupted either time we went.
So about now, you are probably wondering where these theaters are and what movies are showing. For a list of participating Regal Cinemas go here. For Kerasotes check this website. As for the movies, they will be listed there as well. Some free movies to look forward to at Kerasote theaters include Paul Blart, Mall Cop and Coraline. At Regal theaters, watch for March of the Penguins and Where The Wild Things Are.