Every summer since I became a dad, I have taken advantage of Regal Cinema’s Summer Movie Express. For the price of two dollars 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. That cooling-off sounds pretty good. So does a change of scenery.
The movie theaters do a great job of making the experience easy for 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 begin 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.
Here are the movies playing during the 2022 season.
Sing, Puss in Boots, Sing 2, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Despicable Me 3, Tom and Jerry, Minions, Trolls World Tour, The Croods: A New Age, The Boss Baby: A Family Business, Trolls, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Secret Life of Pets, Scoob, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Hop, The Grinch, Shrek
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