Cheap & Free Summer Movies with Kids in Wichita, KS | 2021


Summer Movies with KidsOne thing we missed the most over the last year has been movie theaters! And there is just something about summer movies with kids, whether it’s at the drive in, a specialty theater, or the movie theaters we love – it’s so special to take the kids. We’ve even missed spending an arm and a leg on movie treats!

Summer Movies in Wichita, KS 

Regal Summer Movie Express | $1 Family Movies

Summer movie express tickets are just $1 every Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Regal Warren East & West. This is a favorite summer movies with kids program! *Times are updated one week in advance each week and are subject to change, and you may book your seat here. 

Week 1: 06/1-06/2 
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Dog’s Way Home

Week 2: 06/8-6/9
Playing with Fire

Week 3: 06/15-06/16
LEGO Movie

Week 4: 6/22-6/23
Emoji Movie
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Week 5: 6/29-6/30
LEGO Batman Movie
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Week 6: 7/6-7/7
Croods: A New Age
Muppet Movie

Week 7: 7/13-7/14
LEGO Ninjago Movie
Trolls World Tour

Week 8: 7/20-7/21
Sonic the Hedgehog

Week 9:7/27-7/28
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Angry Birds Movie 2

Week 10: 8/3-8/4
LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part


Rent a Private Movie Theater We are pretty pumped that AMC is still offering the option to host a private movie theatre rental – starting at $99 for up to 20 people (great for a birthday party)!
$5 Fan Favorites –  you can check out AMC’s selection of rotating “fan favorites” for $5 ticket prices.
Discount Tuesdays – $5 movies (even new releases!) on Tuesdays plus other fun perks for AMC stub members
Sensory Friendly Films – special film experiences where lights are turned up, sound down, and you are free to walk around and move!

Movies in the Park | Capital Federal Amphitheater®

Andover Central Park is the home to the CapFed Ampitheater which will be hosting FREE family movie nights once a month. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the movies in the great outdoors beginning at 7pm. 

Little Rascals
Saturday, July 24

Remember the Titans
Saturday, August 14

Wonder Woman
Saturday, September 25

Derby Plaza Theaters | $2 Summertime Movies

Another favorite summer movies with kids program! Showtime begins at 10:30 am and admission is $2.00 for all ages. There will be $6.00 kiddie combo which includes a small popcorn, drink, and candy. 
June 2 Scooby PG
June 9 Trolls World Tour PG
June 16 Sonic the Hedgehog PG
June 23 The Emoji Movie PG
June 30 War with Grandpa PG
July 7 Space Jam PG
July 14 Croods 1 PG
July 21 Croods 2 PG
July 28 Sing PG

Starlite Drive-In

If you want to have a truly unique moving going experience Starlite Drive-In is the perfect option.  Starlite offers double features every Friday through Sunday during the summer. Ticket office opens 1 hour before dusk so if you plan to stay for the double feature consider bringing blankets and pillows may make your full evening of movie going a little more comfortable. Be sure to check their website for the most up to date list of features. 

Children 2 and under:  Free
Ages 3-11:  $4
Age 12 and over:  $8

More Things To Do In & Around Wichita This Summer


  1. MorningStar Community Church (formerly the Palace East) has a free family movie on the first Friday of each month all year long.

  2. Free Movie at Buffalo Park!
    When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 11 PM
    Location: Buffalo Park | 10201 W Hardtner Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67212

    We will be hosting a free movie event in the park on June 22nd watching the new Capatin Marvel movie! Cholita’s Mexican Restaurant will be there selling street tacos with the proceeds going to the Cholita’s Strikers soccer club!

  3. Dive-In Movies: Moana (rated PG)

    When: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8 PM – 11 PM
    Where: Aley Swimming Pool (1800 S. Seneca, 67213)

    Kick back and float in the pool while you watch a movie on the big screen under the stars! We’ll have three Dive-In Movie events this summer. Visit for more information.

    Prices & Admission:
    Tickets are LIMITED! Purchase tickets in advance at the pool where the movie is being held to reserve your spot.
    – $2 per person, Ages 13+
    – $1 per person, Ages 3-12
    – Children ages 2 and under are free, but must be within arms-length of an adult at all times

    Doors open at 8pm; movie starts around 8:30pm.

  4. Can you please clarify… The article says that the Regal $1 movies will be “Beginning Tuesday, June 1st and ending Wednesday, August 4th,” followed by 16 weeks’ worth of movies. There are only 10 weeks in the June 1-Aug 4 interval. Is there an error in the start/end date?

    • You are right – that is confusing! It’s different in every city, and they just updated Wichita’s today (it looks like they are releasing tickets one week at a time), and with different times each day.

      The program runs 10 weeks in ICT.

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