Free and cheap movies in Tampa Bay

FREE and CHEAP Movies All Summer Long in Tampa Bay

Keep your cool this summer and head to the movies! Several Tampa Bay area theaters are offering free and cheap movies all summer long! And don’t forget, you’ll be able to save on sales tax on your purchase of movie tickets during the Freedom Month Sales Tax Holiday in July. Here are the movie deals for 2024:

Free and Cheap Summer Movies in Tampa Bay


CMX Cinemas Kids Summer Film Fest 2024: $1.99 movies

Head to your local CMX Cinemas to enjoy select shows on Tuesdays through Thursdays at 10 am for $1.99 per ticket! Screenings in 2024 include Minions: Rise of Gru (June 18-20), Despicable Me (June 25-27), Pets (July 2-4), Migration (July 9-11), Trolls (July 16-18), Sing 2 (July 23-25), Shrek (July 30-August 1), and How to Train Your Dragon (July 6-8).

Participating Tampa Bay Area CMX Cinemas include:

AMC Summer Movie Camp: $3 Movies

AMC’s 2024 Summer Movie Camp features kid favorites on select days. The admission includes a snack pack, which is a definite bonus! You can watch Migration, Minions: Rise of Gru, SING, and more! This deal is from June through August 2024.

Participating Tampa Bay Area AMC locations:

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse: $1.75 movies

Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse is back in 2024 with 8 weeks of kid-friendly movies offered at $1.75 per ticket on select days. See movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (June 10-13), Sonic the Hedgehog (June 17-20),  Shrek (June 24-27), Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (July 1-4), The LEGO Movie (July 8-11), Trolls Band Together (July 15-18), How to Train Your Dragon (July 22-25), Migration (July 29-August 1), Hotel Transylvania (July 5-8), Paddington 2 (July 12-15).

Cinemark theaters in Tampa Bay:

Regal Summer Movie Express: $1 Family Movies

The  Summer Movie Express features kid favorites for cheap at just $1! The $1 Summer Movie Express Movies will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 am. Screenings include Peter Rabbit 2, Puss in Boots, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutant Mayhem, Angry Birds 2, Despicable Me 3, Migration, Spider Man, the Paw Patrol movies, and MORE!  Tampa Bay Area Regal theaters in the Tampa Bay area:

Xscape Theaters Summer Movies for Kids: Free Kids Movies

Xscape Theaters in Riverview is bringing back its Summer Movies for Kids program offering free movies this summer on select days! Screenings include Trolls Band Together, The Bad Guys, Shrek 2, and MORE. You can explore all of the dates and movies on schedule here. 

B&B Theatres at The Grove in Wesley Chapel: Tuesdays-Thursdays : $3 or $5 movies

Head to The Gove on Tuesdays through Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for cheap movies all summer long! Tickets are $3 for Backstage Pass members and $5 for non-members. Movies in 2024 include Minions Rise of Gru (June 11-13), Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (June 18, 19, 20), Migration (June 25-27), Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (July 2-4), Trolls Band Together (July 9-11), Peter Rabbit 2 (July 16-18), Kung Fu Pando (June 23-25), and Angry Birds 2 (July 30, 31, Aug 1).

Free Movies from your local library

That’s right! Did you know you can download and stream movies or rent a DVD from your local library? Hillsborough County Public Libraries offers this service to members.

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