Hooray, summer is here! It’s hot, the kids are home… now, what?!
On those days when there’s no camp, no vacation, and/or it’s too hot or rainy to enjoy outdoor fun, a cool, dark movie theater can be your best friend. We’ve put together a list of family friendly movies to choose from this summer, including new releases, recent releases, and special discounted kids’ series.
Regal Summer Movie Express (Covington & Kenner)
Once again, Regal is offering weekly $1 movies for the family, at 10am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout the summer. Both movies play both days. https://www.regmovies.com/static/en/us/promotions/summer-movie-express
June 4 & 5 – The Croods & Puss in Boots
June 11 & 12 – Despicable Me & Turbo
June 18 & 19 – Lego Batman Movie & House with a Clock in Its Walls
June 25 & 26 – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies & Paddington 2
July 2 & 3 – Despicable Me 3 & Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
July 9 & 10 – Lego Movie 2 & How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
July 16 & 17 – Smallfoot & Secret Life of Pets
July 23 & 24 – Lego Movie & Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
July 30 & 31 – Sing & How to Train Your Dragon 2
August 6 & 7- Penguins of Madagascar & Boss Baby
August 13 & 14 – Kung Fu Panda 3 & Lego Ninjago Movie
August 20 & 21 – Trolls & Minions
August 27 & 28 – Madagascar & Shrek 2
September 3 & 4 – How to Train Your Dragon & Storks
Prytania Theatre Summer Kids Movies Series (New Orleans)
The Prytania Theatre is great about scheduling kids’ movies during the summer and over the holidays. This summer’s shows start at 10am, and the $6.50 ticket price includes a popcorn and a drink. https://www.theprytania.com/kidsseries
June 7 & 8 – Muppets Take Manhattan
June 14 & 15 – The Dark Crystal
June 21 & 22 – Toy Story 4
June 28 & 29 – Labyrinth
July 5 & 6 – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
July 12 & 13 – Wizard of Oz
July 19 & 20 – The Lion King
July 26 & 27 – The Goonies
Aug 2 & 3 – Willy Wonka
Aug 9 & 10 – Space Jam
Movie Tavern’s Kids Dream Series (Covington)
On Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays from June 16 – August 14, Movie Tavern Covington is offering $3 admission for select movies, plus popcorn and fountain drink specials for $2.75 each. marcustheatres.com/kidsdream
June 16, 17 & 19 – The Lego Movie 2
June 23, 24 & 26 – The Lorax
June 30, July 1 & 3 – A Dog’s Way Home
July 7, 8 & 10 – Smallfoot
July 14, 15 & 17 – Hotel Transylvania 3
July 21, 22 & 24 – Despicable Me
July 28, 29 & 31 – Wonder Park
August 4, 5 & 7 – Dr. Seuss The Grinch
August 11, 12 & 14 – How to Train Your Dragon 3
The Grand’s Summer Kids Flicks (Slidell)
They’re showing fun kids’ movies on Tuesdays & Wednesday at 10am through July 31. A box of popcorn and kid’s soda is included in the $4 admission fee. https://www.thegrandtheatre.com/skf
June 11 & 12 – Small Foot
June 18 & 19 – Despicable Me
June 25 & 26 – Trolls
July 9 & 10 – The Grinch
July 16 & 17 – How to Train Your Dragon
July 23 & 24 – Minions
July 30 & 31 – The Secret Life of Pets
ALREADY IN THEATERS
The following movies were released in late spring. Go here for general info on local theaters and showtimes.
Avengers: Endgame (PG-13)
The three hour epic finale to the Avengers franchise does not disappoint, as Tony Stark and the other survivors must find a way to bring back some allies to help them take on Thanos.
Ugly Dolls (PG)
Based on the popular toys, this animated musical comedy features the vocal talents of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, and more as the Ugly Dolls discover a strange new town where everyone is perfect.
Detective Pikachu (PG)
Ryan Reynolds lends his wise-cracking vocal talents to this hybrid live-action/animation adventure, where Pikachu helps a young Pokémon trainer unravel the mystery behind his father’s disappearance.
A Dog’s Journey (PG)
This sequel to 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose reintroduces audiences a retriever named Bailey (Josh Gad) who takes everyone along on a new adventure.
The second of this year’s three live-action Disney remakes, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud in the title role, Will Smith as the genie, and Naomi Scott as princess Jasmine.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (PG-13)
A team of crypto-zoologists faces off against mega monsters, including Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah, with humanity’s very existence at stake.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)
In this sequel to the 2016 animated movie, Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt), Snowball (Kevin Hart), Gidget (Jenny Slate), and the rest of the squad are back to show us what our furry friends are up to when we’re not around.
Dark Phoenix (PG-13)
Sophie Turner takes center stage as Jean Grey in this X-Men movie. She gets hit by a cosmic force that makes her even more powerful and unstable, threatening to tear the whole team, not to mention the planet, apart.
Men in Black International (PG-13)
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are the newest well-dressed members of MiB’s London bureau, who must battle mischievous aliens on Earth.
Toy Story 4 (G)
Original cast members, including Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, are back for another adventure in which they must rescue a homemade toy when he and Woody get separated from the group during a road trip.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13)
While mourning the loss of his mentor, Tony Stark, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) gets recruited by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to team up with a master of trickery and illusion named Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to battle a new threat.
The Lion King (not yet rated at press time – probably PG)
This “photorealistic computer animated” remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film is directed by Jon Favreau with an all-star voice cast that includes Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, and James Earl Jones.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (not yet rated – probably PG)
The teenage explorer, a little older than her character from the popular Nickelodeon TV series, goes on a quest in the jungles of South America to save her parents while trying to solve the mystery of the lost Incan civilization.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (not yet rated – probably PG)
Red, Chuck, Bomb and the other birds must team up with the pigs against a common threat — aggressive birds from an island covered in ice that are planning to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. Stars include Nicki Minaj, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage.