Want to take your kids to the movies this summer but don’t want to break the bank? There are several places in Champaign-Urbana that plan to offer free or cheap movies to help keep your kids entertained this summer! Thanks to Champaign Cinema Under the Stars for sponsoring this Guide.
Champaign Cinema Under the Stars is a unique outdoor movie experience located in downtown Champaign. A portion of ticket sales will directly support the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum. Grab your family and some lawn chairs, blankets, or pillows and meet us in the Washington & Fremont parking lot just north of the Orpheum. Their summer series begins May 26 and will continue every weekend through August.
Whether you prefer to watch movies in an air-conditioned theater or outside under the stars, check out these free and cheap movie opportunities for you and your family. Click on the links to go to our calendar which includes all of the movie listings. And pass the popcorn please!
Champaign Cinema Under the Stars: There will be 2 movies shown nightly at 8pm and 10pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. General Admission: $5, Children $4. Visit us online at for movie schedules or find us on Facebook for promotions.
Monticello Movie Nights: This summer, come spend a warm Friday evening outdoors watching a great movie! With 6 classics and new releases scheduled for 2016, there is sure to be something for everyone. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows, and get comfortable in front of our 18′ inflatable movie screen. Concessions may be sold by local organizations or movie sponsors.
Every Monday through Friday, Savoy 16 invites you to watch select movies for only $1.00. Kids Summer Movies begin Monday, June 13, and concludes on August 12, 2016! Those of All Ages are welcome to join us at 10 a.m. throughtout the series.
The Summer Kids Series is summer fun for kids of all ages. Held every Thursday @at 10 a.m. starting Thursday June 2 through Thursday, August 4. $4.00 includes admission, special drink, and special popcorn Come join the fun, each week a new movie.
Founded in 2016, SMART KIDS is a new family-friendly film series running July through August 2016 at the Art Theater Co-op. All screenings in the series are FREE and OPEN TO ALL.
Three different children’s movies will be played at parks in Rantoul each month this summer. Admission is free. Bring chars and blankets. Concessions available.
If you feel like venturing outside of Champaign-Urbana city limits, check out The Princess Theater in LeRoy- one of our Best Kept Secrets– for cheap movie deals. The Princess Theater in downtown LeRoy is a place you can see a first-run movie with your whole family and have popcorn for under $30.00. In addition, a couple times a month they show an older G-rated movie for free on Saturday mornings. Check out our calendar for movie times.