Free (Or Cheap) Summer Movies

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Summer is nearly upon us in Charleston. The days are longer (and hotter) and it’s the perfect time to gather the family and head out for some entertainment. Be sure to keep these free (or cheap) movies in mind when planning your outings.

*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

Outdoor Movies

First Friday Town Market and Movie on James Island

Enjoy 35 plus local vendors, local produce, food trucks, vendor workshop, movie on the big screen, and more! Begins at dusk!

June 4 – Karate Kid

July 2 – Jurassic Park


Movies in Theaters

What if the sunshine turns to rain? What if it’s too hot to even hang out at the pool? Here are your indoor movie theater options!

Regal Cinemas

Regal Cinemas movie theaters are offering $1 movies all summer long as part of its Summer Movie Express. Participating locations will shows ‘G’ and ‘PG’ movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Lowcountry movie theaters that are participating are listed below:

  • Regal Azalea Square & RPX (Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville) Starts June 22nd.
  • Regal Palmetto Grande (Theatre Drive, Mount Pleasant) Starts June 22nd.

Check here for all the movies playing, times, and locations!


The Summer Movie Clubhouse is a kid-friendly summer movie series that happens every Wednesday from June 16 – August 4. Attend for only $1.50 per ticket, per movie and save even more with $1 OFF deals on kids’ snack packs, large popcorns & large drinks during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

This year Cinemark Movies 8 in Summerville is participating.

Terrace Theater

1956 Maybank Highway, Charleston, 29412

Head to Terrace Theater for their family film series every Wednesday at 11 am starting June 23rd. Kids under 10 are FREE and everyone else is $4.

Every Wednesday @ 11AM
Kids under 10 are FREE!
Everyone else $4

FULL SCHEDULE:
June 23rd: The Wizard of Oz
June 30th: Turtle: The Incredible Journey
July 7th: Dolphin Tale
July 14th: The Land Before Time
July 21st: Stuart Little
July 28th: Matilda
August 4th: Goosebumps
August 11th: Annie (1982)

Do you have a local family favorite for free or affordable movie outings? Be sure to let us know and we’ll add it to our list!

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