Every summer since I became a dad, I have taken advantage of Regal Cinema’s Summer Movie Express. For the price of one dollar a person, you can sit inside an air-conditioned building. It doesn’t matter to me what movie is playing as long as I can soak in a few minutes of cool air on someone else’s electric bill.

The movie theaters do a great job at making the experience easy on parents too. The sound isn’t as loud as normal and they keep the lights dim in some areas of the theater. If you’re expecting a nice quiet morning at the movies, you’d better stay home. The audience is full of kids talking, babies crying, and parents yelling, “Get back here!” My family fits right in.

Dates for the Summer Movie Express begins the week after local schools are let out.

If you are looking for ways to cool off or keep your kids from bugging you about boredom, click here to see if there is a participating Regal Cinema near you.

Summer Movie Express Schedule:

Week 1:

Kung Fu Panda

Ice Age: Collision Course

Week 2:


Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Week 3:

Monster Trucks

Penguins of Madagascar

Week 4:

Rio 2

The Boxtrolls

Week 5:

The Secret Lives of Pets


Week 6:

Kubo and the Two Strings

Ratchet and Clank

Week 7:

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

The Adventures of Tin Tin

Week 8:

Happy Feet Two

Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Week 9:


The Lego Batman Movie


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