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168 free and cheap movie screenings to get you through the summer

If you want to save money when taking your kids to the movies this summer, you could have them sit on each other’s shoulders under a trench coat and just pay one admission for all of them.

Or you could seek out the free outdoor screenings around the valley and the $1 film series at select Regal and Cinemark theaters.

And for a cheap date or night out with your friends, everything from “Casino” to “Jurassic World” is playing at the pools at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Green Valley Ranch.

Here’s a roundup of some of your money-saving movie options.


Dive-In Movies, a series of films screened on the hotel’s 65-foot digital marquee, is set for 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Boulevard Pool. Guests can swim or relax with movie snacks and handcrafted cocktails. Admission is $5 for locals.

Monday: “Jaws”

June 6: “Casino”

June 13: “Father of the Bride”

June 20: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

June 27: “The Bourne Identity”

July 4: “Independence Day”

July 11: “Zoolander”

July 18: “Rocky”

July 25: “Skyfall”

Aug. 1: “Clueless”

Aug. 8: “Inglourious Basterds”

Aug. 15: “The Devil Wears Prada”

Aug. 22: “The Big Lebowski”

Aug. 29: “The Goonies”

Sept. 5: “Dirty Dancing”


Free 21-and-over screenings are set for 7 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer at The Pond. More movies will be announced at a later date.

June 5: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

June 12: “Furious 7”

June 19: “Jurassic World”

June 26: “Daddy’s Home”


Movies in the Square, a series of family-friendly, G- and PG-rated movies, is set for sundown Thursdays on The Green. Live entertainment and activities for children will take place before each movie. Admission is free.

Thursday: “The Good Dinosaur”

June 9: “Inside Out”

June 16: “Minions”

June 23: “Hotel Transylvania 2”

June 30: “The Adventures of Tintin”

July 7: “Epic”

July 14: “Home”

July 21: “Aladdin”

July 28: “Mr. Peabody &Sherman”

Aug. 4: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

Aug. 11: “Book of Life”

Aug. 18: “Rio 2”


The Summer Screen Series starts at sundown Thursdays on Park Centre Drive. Admission is free. Guests who present a same-day receipt from Downtown Summerlin stores will receive access to VIP seating and “special swag items.”

Thursday: “Frozen”

June 9: “Finding Nemo”

June 16: “High School Musical 2”

June 23: “The Peanuts Movie”

June 30: “Captain America”

July 7: “Minions”

July 14: “Kung Fu Panda 3”

July 21: “Cinderella”

July 28: “Star Wars”

Aug. 4: “Rio”

Aug. 11: “Wreck It Ralph”

Aug. 18: “Inside Out”

Aug. 25: “The Good Dinosaur”


Movies start at sundown Thursdays on The Lawn. Admission is free.

Thursday: “Lilo &Stitch”

June 9: “Planes”

June 16: “Minions”

June 23: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

June 30: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

July 7: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

July 14: “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”

July 21: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

July 2: “Ant-Man”

Aug. 4: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Aug. 11: “The Incredibles”

Aug.18: “Ratatouille”

Aug. 25: “Finding Nemo”


The Summer Movie Clubhouse, offering recent family-friendly movies, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Admission is $1. A card for admission to all 10 movies costs $5.

The schedule for Cinedome, South Point and Suncoast is:

June 8: “Paddington”

June 15: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”

June 22: The Peanuts Movie”

June 29: “Pan”

July 6: “Home”

July 13: “The Boxtrolls”

July 20: “The Sandlot”

July 27: “Norm of the North”

Aug. 3: “Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Aug. 10: “Max”

The Sam’s Town schedule is:

Wednesday: “Max”

June 8: “Paddington”

June 15: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”

June 22: “The Peanuts Movie”

June 29: “Pan”

July 6: “Home”

July 13: “The Boxtrolls”

July 20: “The Sandlot”

July 27: “Norm of the North”


The Summer Movie Express is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Aliante, Colonnade, Texas Station and Village Square. Each week, both movies play on both days. Tickets are $1, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

June 14 and 15: “The Lego Movie” and “Max”

June 21 and 22: “Goosebumps” and “Iron Giant: Signature Edition”

June 28 and 29: “Pan” and “The Smurfs 2”

July 5 and 6: “Despicable Me 2” and “Home”

July 12 and 13: “Minions” and “The Peanuts Movie”

July 19 and 20: “Alvin &The Chipmunks: The Road Chip” and “Curious George”

July 26 and 27: “The Book of Life” and “Hotel Transylvania 2”

Aug. 2 and 3: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Aug. 9 and 10: “The Croods” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

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