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Summer FREE and Cheap Movies for Kids in Lexington and Central KY!  Check out outdoor movies, special events, and more this summer.

Free Friday Flicks

Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park offers a great evening of entertainment for all ages, including a free movie and fun activities. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be on-site, or you are welcome to bring your own picnic. Lexington Parks & Recreation’s Friday Flicks is sponsored by J & T’s Italian Ice who will serve their delicious Italian ice at the event. Other concessions include Piggin’ Out Food Truck, West Sixth Brewery, Bluegrass Kettlemasters Kettlecorn, Wise Bird Cider Co., and on select dates Churreria la Coneja, Bluegrass Concessions and The Flying Waffle Food Truck.

For safety, pets are not permitted for this event. Pre-movie activities include children’s games, free temporary tattoos, petting zoo, non-profits, and a preshow themed around that night’s movie. Activities begin at 7 p.m. with the movie starting at dark.

2023 movie schedule

June 2 – Turning Red
June 9 – Lightyear
June 16 – The Bad Guys
June 23 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
June 30 – Minions: The Rise of Gru

Farish Theatre at the Central Library

Movie Tavern Brannon Crossing

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Join us now thru August 5, to view your favorite family flicks! Grab the family and head to your nearest participating Marcus Theatres® or Movie Tavern® location!

New to the Summer Kids Dream Film Series is the option to purchase a Kids Dream Passport, which entitles the passport holder to see each film at any theatre hosting the series for just $15!   BUY HERE

Titles and dates are subject to change. All titles will be shown in standard 2D only, some are rated PG. In accordance with MPAA, PG titles should be investigated by parents before they let their younger children attend.


  • Shrek 2 – June 13-June 17: Tickets
  • The Bad Guys – June 20-June 24: Tickets
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile  – June 27-July 1: Tickets
  • The Amazing Maurice – July 4-8: Tickets
  • Minions: Rise of Gru – July 11-July 15: Tickets
  • Mummies – July 18-July 22: Tickets
  • DC League of Super Pets – July 25-July 29: Tickets
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – August 1-August 5: Tickets

Cinemark Movie Clubhouse  Fayette Mall & Richmond Centre

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Summer Movie Clubhouse at Cinemark is back at Cinemark! Bring the kids and enjoy exciting big-screen entertainment for just $1.50* per ticket for each movie. Save even more on your visit with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs and any size popcorn & drink combos during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

The Fayette Mall Cinemark is showing films Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 am. Richmond Centre Cinemark is showing films on Wednesdays at 10:30.

*Plus applicable taxes and fees.

Minions: Rise of Gru
Week of June 21

Sonic the Hedgehog
Week of June 28

Week of July 5

The Bad Guys
Week of July 12

Paws of Fury
Week of July 19

The League of Superpets
Week of July 26

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile
Week of August 2

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Week of August 9

Regal Cinemas (Hamburg)

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Summer is here, school is out, and this is your chance to spend some extra time with your kids. If you’re looking for affordable family activities, don’t miss Regal’s Summer Movie Express. 

From May 23 through September 6, enjoy sixteen weeks of some of great family films returning to the big screen. Each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10AM, get Summer Movie Express tickets for just $2. And save even more by joining Regal’s Crown Club to get 50% off of popcorn every Tuesday!

Find the movies your family wants to see and keep these dates close! Movie showings and availability vary by location.

Week 1 — May 23 & 24 (Not showing in Lexington)

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Abominable

Week 2 — May 30 & 31

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Shrek Forever After

Week 3 — June 6 & 7

  • Puss in Boots
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Week 4 — June 13 & 14

  • Sing
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Week 5 — June 20 & 21

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

Week 6 — June 27 & 28

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Week 7 — July 4 & 5

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

Week 8 — July 11 & 12

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • The Paw Patrol

Week 9 — July 18 & 19

  • The Bad Guys
  • Playing with Fire

Week 10 — July 25 & 26

  • Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
  • Sing 2

Week 11 — August 1 & 2

  • The Boss Baby: Family Business
  • Dolittle

Week 12 — August 8 & 9

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Curious George

Week 13 — August 15 & 16

  • Minions
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Week 14 — August 22 & 23

  • Shrek
  • Kung Fu Panda

Week 15 — August 29 & 30

  • Trolls World Tour
  • Despicable Me

Week 16 — September 5 & 6

  • Despicable Me 3
  • Spirit Untamed


The Kentucky Theatre


For almost two decades, The Kentucky Theatre has screened classic films every Wednesday (matinee and evening) from late May until early September. Over the years, this summer series has proved to be a perennial favorite. From film noir standards like The Maltese Falcon to classic Disney animation like Pinocchio and more recent classics like The Empire Strikes Back, the SUMMER CLASSICS offer something for every film fan. Come see movies from your youth, introduce your kids and grandkids to the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, or discover a new personal favorite.

Moonlight Movie Nights

Be watching for more info soon!

Malco Theatres Winchester 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays $2
Watch for 2023 info

Theatres of Georgetown

2023 Free Summer Kid’s Series
Doors open at 9:30 AM, movie starts at 10 AM

June 7 & 8: Despicable Me

June 14 & 15 Minions: The Rise of Gru

June 21 & 22: Puss in Boots

June 28 & 29: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

July 5 & 6: How To Train Your Dragon

July 12 & 13: Secret Life of Pets


July 26 & 27: The Land Before Time

August 2 & 3: The Croods: A New Age



Judy Drive In – Mt. Sterling
A great way to enjoy summer fun!  Check their website for info on what is playing.

General Admission for All  Adults: $10.00  (Over 11)
General Admission for Children: $5.00  (Ages 5-11)
Under 5: Admitted FREE

The Bourbon Drive In – Paris
Check the website for info on what is playing.

As a friendly reminder, we are cash only at the box office and cash and credit cards at the concession stand. Also, be sure to come with a working radio and tune in to 88.3 FM. Thank you!

$10.00 Adults (11 and older)
$5.00 Kids (6-10)
5 years and under are free

Cash only at the box office.
Cash or Credit Card at the concession stand.

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