Free/Cheap Summer Movies in Tucson 2024

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 $1.75 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 10-August 15, 2024
  • TIMES: Varies by theater
  • MOVIES: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Shrek, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, The Lego Movie, Trolls Band Together, How to Train Your Dragon, Migration, Hotel Transylvania, Paddington 2
  • COST: $1.75 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!

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 3 - July 26
  • TIMES: Varies by theater
  • MOVIES: Trolls Band Together, Sonic The Hedgehog, Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie, Leo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Paddington 2, Migration, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
  • COST: $2 per movie


LOFT KIDS FEST returns to The Loft Cinema this summer for 11 days of free entertainment and excitement, every Saturday and Sunday morning in June.

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 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
  • TIMES: Doors open and activities begin each day at 9:15am. Films begin at 10:00am.
  • MOVIES: Looney Tunes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, WALL-E, Mary and The Witch's Flower, Wonka, The Land Before Time, The Neverending Story, Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Wizard of Oz, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, The Little Mermaid


Frozen Sing-Along at Fox Tucson Theatre

Fox Tucson Theatre 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa, her sprightly sister Anna teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Based on “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Andersen. Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh […]


Family Film Matinee: The Muppets Take Manhattan at Fox Tucson Theatre

Fox Tucson Theatre 17 West Congress Street, Tucson, AZ

When Kermit the Frog and friends start a stage act, they decide to take the show from their college town to Broadway. However, once the Muppets wind up in New York City, they have difficulty finding financial support for the production, instead running into cheats like Murray Plotsky. Unable to stage the show, the group […]


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