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Free or Cheap Summer Movie Guide

Summer 2022

May 26, 2022

Free (or cheap) movie showings of kid-friendly films make for great fun during the summer months without breaking the bank. Not only is it refreshing to escape the heat in an air-conditioned theatre, who doesn't love seeing a movie on the big screen? Or how about an outdoor movie, watching the moving pictures while stars shine above in the evening sky?

There are plenty of movie showings to choose from this summer in the Western Piedmont.  Here are the schedules for Summer 2021... and we'll be adding more as they are released! You'll find all of these showings on our calendar under the appropriate dates. If you know of any other programs not mentioned here, please email me.  Please keep in mind that while every effort is made to provide the most up-to-date information, events are not confirmed after being added and are subject to change. We always suggest checking with the host prior to heading out.

Movies in the Library!
Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
375 3rd St NE 

June 8th -The Muppets. Registration is encouraged.




Family Film Fridays 
Union Square, Downtown Hickory
Free, showings start at 8 PM 



June 10 - E.T.
June 24 - Soul
July 8 - Paddington
July 22 - The Iron Giant
August 12 - Space Jam
August 26 - Coco


Summer Vacation Movie Series at Golden Ticket Cinemas Twin Lenoir
1966 Morganton Blvd SW in Lenoir, (828) 394-0277
Now you can buy your tickets online. 

$1 Showings, $5 Movie Plus Drink and Popcorn





Summer Movies 2021 Marquee Cinemas Mimosa 7, Morganton
101 South Green Street Morganton, 828-437-4640 
Free Admission




Summer Movie Nights at Municipal Park
950 Malcolm Blvd, Rutherford College, (828) 874-0333
Free Admission 

Dr. Dolittle - 7/15
Sonic the Hedgehog - 8/19


Drive-In Movies at Statesville Leisure Pool
1877 Simonton Rd, Stateville
Admission $5 Per Person, under 1 Year free

Encanto - May 29th
Luca - June 24th
Sing 2 - July 29th 


Newton Movies in the Park
Southside Park, 1775 Southwest Blvd, Newton
Free Admission, movie starts at dusk. 



June 24th - Encanto
July  8th - DOG
July 22nd - Clifford


Movies at Mullberry Creek
4777 Old Catawba Road, Catawba
Movies start at 7 PM
Free

Saturday, July 16th, 2022
Disney's Encanto
Saturday, August 13th, 2022
The Jungle Book 


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