Kids’ Summer Movies: 2019 Schedule

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It’s summer! And although that means more time outdoors and at the pool, the Kids’ Summer Movies schedule for 2019 at local cinemas is great for rainy days and when you just need an affordable break from the heat. Find below a listing of participating Winston-Salem cinemas with prices, showtimes and movies playing.

The Grand 18

5601 University Parkway

$4 includes ticket and kid’s popcorn & soda

  • June 18 & 19 – Despicable Me
  • June 25 & 26 – Trolls
  • July 9 & 10 – The Grinch Christmas In July
  • July 16 & 17 – How To Train Your Dragon
  • July 23 & 24 – Minions
  • July 30 & 31 – The Secret Life Of Pets
  • August 6 & 7 – Hotel Transylvania 3
  • August 13 & 14 – Lego Movie
  • August 20 & 21 – Small Foot

Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Department

This is a new program that rotates to various area parks throughout the summer, with one showing each month. All movies are free. Just bring your chair or blanket before dark and settle in for some family-friendly movie fun. The films start at dusk and pre-movie activities begin at 7:30pm. There will also be food trucks on-site, in case you get hungry.

  • June 15 – Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse (at Ray Agnew Football Field, 2801 New Walkertown Rd)
  • July 20 – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (at Oak Summit Park, 370 Oak Summit Rd)
  • August 17 – Ralph Breaks The Internet (at Parkland Park, 1660 Brewer Rd)

Marketplace Cinema

2095 Peters Creek Parkway

$3 movies every day 

AMC Classic 10

Not participating this year.

AMC Classic Hanes 12

Not participating this year.

Bailey Park (not for small children)

445 Patterson Avenue

Not every one of these films is for kids, so be sure to check before you make plans to attend. This is also a free outdoor event, so bring your blankets and chairs. You will also want to bring a little cash since there will be food trucks, beer & wine sales as well as trivia before the film. Movies start at 8:30 in the summer and 7:30 in the fall.

  • June 14 – (500) Days Of Summer (PG-13)
  • July 12 – High Noon (PG)
  • August 16 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (PG-13)
  • September 13 – Remember The Titans (PG)
  • October 18 – Coco (PG)

What is your favorite summer activity with the kids?

About The Author:

Born right here in Winston-Salem, NC, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Michelle is a native. At age one she moved to Virginia but after spending 30+ years moving around Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, California and even Paris, France, Michelle returned home to Winston-Salem in 2004. A job at Hanes brought her here but the heart of the city has kept her here.

Her favorite things about Winston-Salem are its welcoming people who call it home, its art-centric culture, and its perfect location at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic. The lack of traffic is a pretty tremendous asset as well, especially since it gives her more free time to enjoy cooking and playing with her dogs, Lily and Barley. Michelle is one of the many residents of this great city who are thrilled to call this "My Winston-Salem"!

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August 5, 2018 2:30 pm

What happened to the free summer movies at market place cinema? My kids and I loved doing this during the summers. Have us something to do. We’d do this and free bowling at creek side lanes. Great way to spend time together!

Lesha C.
March 8, 2017 1:10 pm

Although the Hanes Mall schedule states Thursdays at 10:00. All the dates are Fridays.

May 17, 2014 1:45 pm

Do you know where to find the list for 2014? thanks.

Alex Schenker
May 19, 2014 11:40 am
Reply to  Aprille

Hi Aprille, we’re working on the 2014 list and will post back here when it’s ready! You can click the “subscribe” button at bottom left of this page to be notified.

Michelle Schenker
June 17, 2014 11:12 am
Reply to  Alex Schenker

Hi Aprille,
The list has been updated for 2014 and the fun starts later this week. Enjoy and have a great summer!