Free/Cheap Summer Movies in Tucson 2023

Tucson Summer Movies

Many of the movie theaters around Tucson offer free or deeply discounted movies during the summer months. Enjoy air-conditioned entertainment at a location near you!

Note that some of these theaters require or recommend advance ticket purchasing. Plan ahead to ensure that you have seats at the shows that interest you.

The first part of this page features summer movie programs that either run all summer long or where you can purchase a book of tickets.

The second part of the page is a chronological listing of individual drive-in, dive-in, and special event movies.


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The Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse is a kid-friendly summer movie series. Attend for only $1.50 per person per movie while supplies last at participating theatres.

  • PARTICIPATING TUCSON THEATRES: Century 20 El Con, Cinemark Tucson Marketplace, and Century Oro Valley Marketplace
  • DATES: June 19-August 10, 2023
  • TIMES: Varies by theater
  • MOVIES: Minions: The Rise of Gru, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mummies, The Bad Guys, Paws of Fury, DC League of Super Pets, Lyle Lyle Crocodile, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • COST: $1.50 per person, per movie
  • NOTE: Save even more with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs or any size popcorn and drink combo during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.


Let the summer fun begin! Guests can bring the entire family to see their favorite family films on the big screen with the Harkins Summer Movie Fun Program!

Each week through July 28, kids can enjoy a movie a week for 8 weeks, for just $2 per film. All adults must be accompanied by children. Guarantee your seats by purchasing your pass at the theatre box office!

  • PARTICIPATING TUCSON THEATRES: Arizona Pavillions 12 (I-10 & Cortaro Farms in NW Tucson) and Tucson Spectrum 18 (I-19 between Drexel & Irvington)
  • DATES: June 5 - July 28
  • TIMES: Varies by theater
  • MOVIES: Minions: The Rise of Gru, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Bad Guys, The Secret Life of Pets, DC League of Super-Pets, Trolls World Tour, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
  • COST: $2 per movie


LOFT KIDS FEST returns to The Loft Cinema this summer for 10 days of free entertainment and excitement, every Saturday and Sunday morning in July, starting Saturday, July 2nd!

Each day of the Fest, children and their parents will experience big screen presentations of some of the best family-friendly films, along with fun games, interactive activities, great giveaways, tons-o-free-popcorn, and free prize raffles! Each screening also includes an animated short film from around the world! Daily pre-show activities will be hosted the staff of Mildred & Dildred Toy Store. Best of all, everything is FREE!

  • LOCATION: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson
  • DATES: June 23, 24, and 25; July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16
  • TIMES: Doors open and activities begin each day at 9:15am. Films begin at 10:00am.
  • MOVIES: Looney Tunes, Toy Story, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Sing 2, The Sandlot, Minions: The Rise of Grunge, Matilda, My Neighbor Totoro, Encanto


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