Free/Cheap Summer Movies in Tucson 2021

Tucson Summer Movies

Many of the movie theaters around Tucson offer free or deeply discounted movies during the summer months. Get inside and enjoy the 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.

  • Four participating theatres in Southern Arizona: Century 20 El Con, Century Gateway 12, Tucson Marketplace, and Century OV Marketplace
  • Dates: June 16-August 4, 2021
  • Time: Varies by theater
  • Movies: Trolls: World Tour, The Secret Life of Pets 2, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Dora and The Lost City of Gold, Minions, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
  • Cost: $1.50 per person, per movie


The Galaxy Theatres Summer Kids Program is back! $2 kids’ tickets and $3 value packs (with purchase of kids’ tickets) are yours all summer long!

  • Location: There is only one Galaxy Theatres in Tucson. It located in SE Tucson at 100 S. Houghton Rd.
  • Dates: June 14 - August 19
  • Time: Varies by theater
  • Movies: The Angry Birds Movie 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, The Emoji Movie, Scoob, Smallfoot, The Iron Giant, Paddington 2, Storks
  • Cost: $2-$3 per movie


Let the summer fun begin! Guests can bring the entire family to see their favorite family films on the big screen with Harkins Family Fun Series starting Friday, June 11!

Each week through July 22, My Harkins Awards Members can see a family movie for only $3 each and Non-My Harkins Awards Members for only $5 each. As an added bonus, My Harkins Awards Members will get 50% off a Kids Combo Monday through Friday before 6PM.

My Harkins Awards is Harkins' FREE loyalty program. Guests earn points on qualifying purchases and receive Awards that can be used toward tickets, concessions, and more.

  • Two participating theatres in Southern Arizona: Arizona Pavillions 12 (I-10 & Cortaro Farms in NW Tucson) and Tucson Spectrum 18 (I-19 between Drexel & Irvington)
  • Dates: June 11 - July 22
  • Time: Varies by theater
  • Movies: Despicable Me, Trolls: World Tour, Abominable, The Croods: A New Age, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar
  • Cost: $3 per movie


For 2021, the Loft Kids Fest will be held at home.

  • LOCATION: Your Home
  • DATES: July 22 - July 25, 2021
  • TIMES: Daily. At your leisure.


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