Dade City Youth Council Movies in the Park Presents “Soul Surfer”

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Location: Pyracantha Park-James Irvin Civic Center
Cost: FREE; Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Register/Info: (352) 523-5050; Dade City Chamber of Commerce Website

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a family movie night featuring a FREE screening of the movie Soul Surfer, followed by a dance for kids in 4th-8th grades.

Address:
Pyracantha Park-James Irvin Civic Center
38122 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Dade City, FL 33525

RELATED LINKS:
1. FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies + AMC Sensory-friendly Film: July 2014
2. Summer Fun: Family Entertainment on Third Thursdays at The Shops at Wiregrass
3. Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble: Marvel Day, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Day, Frozen Friday & Batman Day

Theater curtain image: Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies + AMC Sensory-friendly Film: July 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketI’ve compiled this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

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Summer Fun Flicks
Time:
Doors open at 9 a.m. with family pre-show entertainment (varies); Movie begins at 10 a.m.
Date: Every Tuesday through August 5, 2014
Location: AMC Regency 20 Theatres
Cost: Tickets are only $1 with proceeds benefiting ECHO Emergency Help & YMCA. AMC Kids Pack: $4
Register/Info: (813) 685-3396; Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village Website

What’s Doing?
Once again, Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Westfield Mall will be hosting their Summer Fun Flicks family movie series:
– July 1: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)
– July 8: The Smurfs 2 (PG)
– July 15: Muppets from Space (G; 1999)
– July 22: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)
– July 29: How to Train Your Dragon (PG; 2010)
– August 5: The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (PG; 2004)

Summer Fun Flicks Flyer

Address:
AMC Regency 20 Theatres
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511

Summer Fun Flicks Flyer image courtesy of Chick-fil-A, Lake Brandon Village

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Cobb Theatres FREE Summer Kids Shows LogoFREE Summer Movies at Cobb Theatres
Time: 10 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Date: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays through August 7, 2014 (NOTE: Dates can vary by location!)
Location: Participating Cobb Movie Theaters
Cost: FREE (Same-day ticketing ONLY!). Concessions available for purchase.
Enjoy movies for all ages, all summer long! New family movies are scheduled each week! Shows start at 10 am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Register/Info: Cobb Theatres Website

What’s Doing?
Don’t miss a show! Enjoy a kid-friendly movie every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning throughout the summer. Here’s what’s playing:
– July 1, 2, 3: The Croods (PG) & Shark Tale (PG)
– July 8, 9, 10: The Smurfs 2 (PG) & The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie (PG)
– July 15, 16, 17: The Lego Movie (PG) & The Nut Job (PG)
– July 22, 23, 24: Despicable Me 2 (PG) & Babe (PG)
– July 29, 30, 31: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) & Escape from Planet Earth (PG)
– August 5, 6, 7: Rio 2 (G) & Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)

Address:
Find a Cobb Theatre near you.

Tampa Bay Area Theaters:

Cobb Grove 16
6333 Wesley Grove Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 948-5444

Cobb Countryside 12
27001 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 3376
(727) 683-0011

Cobb Lakeside 18
1650 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 937-0416

Cobb Theatres Grove 16 FREE Summer Kids Shows Logo image courtesy of Cobb Theatres, LLC.

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Carmike FREE Kids Summer Movie Series Flyer (Palm Harbor)

2014 FREE Kids Summer Movie Series schedule for Palm Harbor 10 in Palm Harbor, FL

Carmike Theaters FREE Summer Kids Movie Series: Summer 2014 (Formerly Muvico)
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday through August 7, 2014 (NOTE: Dates and times can vary by location!)
Location: Participating Carmike Theaters
Cost: The movie is FREE. $3.75 Concession Special: Kid’s Tray with popcorn, drink and candy snack.
Register/Info: Carmike Theaters Website

What’s Doing?
At Carmike Theaters, all summer long, families can enjoy a FREE kid-friendly movie! Here’s what’s playing:
– July 1-3: Despicable Me 2 (PG)
– July 8-10: The Nut Job (PG)
– July 15-17: The Lego Movie (PG)
– July 22-24: RIO (PG)
– July 29-31: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)
– August 5-7: RIO 2 (PG)

NOTE: The movie schedule at the Centro Ybor 20 Theater differs from the other Tampa Bay area theater locations. At Centro Ybor, you can enjoy the FREE Summer Kids Movie Series on Wednesday and Thursday mornings beginning June 4 through August 7, at 10 a.m. The movies are still FREE, and you can still take advantage of the $3.75 Kid’s Tray Concession Special during these shows.

Address:
Locate a Carmike Theater near you.

Tampa Bay Area Theaters:

Palm Harbor 10
37912 US Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(813) 262-8455

Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX
151 2nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 262-8455

Starlight 20
18002 Highwood Preserve Parkway
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 262-8455

Centro Ybor 20
1600 East 8th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 262-8455

Carmike FREE Kids Summer Movie Series Flyer (Palm Harbor) image courtesy of Carmike Cinemas, Inc.

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Regal Theaters 2014 Summer Movie Express
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 6, 2014
Location: Participating Regal Theaters
Cost: $1
Register/Info: Regal Theaters Summer Movie Express

What’s Doing?
Regal Theaters offers their 2014 Summer Movie Express at participating Theaters nationwide. The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Summer Movie Schedule:
– July 1 & 2: The Lego Movie (PG) & Free Birds (PG)
– July 8 & 9: Adventures of TinTin (PG) & Rise of the Guardians (PG)
– July 15 & 16: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) & Madagascar 3 (PG)
– July 22 & 23: The Croods (PG) & Epic (PG)
– July 29 & 30: Turbo (PG ) & Walking with Dinosaurs (PG)
– August 5 & 6: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) & Rio 2 (G)

Address:
Regal Park Place Stadium 16 & RPX
7200 US Highway 19 North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 527-1930

Regal Hollywood 18-Port Richey
6701 Cinema Drive
Port Richey, FL 34668
(727) 862-9567

Regal Citrus Park Stadium 20
7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 920-9471

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Summer Science Movies for Kids
Time:
6 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Location: Largo Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 587-6715; Largo Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Cool off and wind down your summer evening with a movie and snack at the library. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2503 for movie title.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Sunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Register/Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
– Friday, July 4: Apollo 13 (PG-13)
– Saturday, July 5: Gnomeo & Juliet (G)

– Friday, July 11: Frozen (PG)
– Saturday, July 12: Finding Nemo (PG)

– Friday, July 18: Grown Ups 2 (PG-13)
– Saturday, July 19: Redwood Highway (PG-13)

— Friday, July 25: The Vampire Academy (PG-13)
— Saturday, July 26: Dolphin Tale (PG)

Sunset Cinema June, July, August 2014 Flyer

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Sunset Cinema June, July, August 2014 Flyer image courtesy of Pier 60

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Everyone is welcome to stop by the library for a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Children’s Movie: Mars Needs Moms
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a movie with friends at the library, and enjoy FREE popcorn and drinks.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Invention Movie Matinee
Time:
1 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652 ; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) A brilliant inventor is whisked away in a time machine to help find a mysterious man in a bowler hat who is determined to destroy the world. It is up to the inventor to fix the time machine and save the world. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Summer Family Films
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 834-3331; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Beat the heat and grab a seat each Friday to enjoy a family-friendly feature film. Popcorn and other light refreshments will be available.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Summer Kids’ Movie
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Location: Largo Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 587-6715; Largo Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Chill out and watch a science-themed movie and enjoy popcorn at this family-friendly event. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2503 for movie title.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Dive-In Movies
Time:
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
Cost: $4/person
Register/Info: (727) 363-9264

What’s Doing?
Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to lounge by the pool while watching a movie on our inflatable screen out under the stars. Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold.
– July 11: Cars 2
– July 18: The Lego Movie
– July 25: Nut Job

Coming up …
– August 1: Happy Feet
— August 8: Despicable Me 2

NOTE: Event will be cancelled in inclement weather.

Address:
St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Dali and Beyond Film Series: The Dark Crystal
Time:
1 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Location: Dali Museum
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 823-3767; Dali Museum Website

What’s Doing?
Today’s installment of the Dali and Beyond Film Series features The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s all-Muppet, sci-fi fantasy film. See the film for FREE in the Museum’s lobby theater.

Address:
Dali Museum
1 Dali Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Interactive Food Movie
Time:
2:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Hamburgers! Meatballs! Food of all shapes and sizes is falling from the sky! Run into the library to see what happens in this hilarious, animated movie with interactive props and actions. Materials available for the first 48 participants.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Register/Info: (727) 687-4494; City of Pinellas Park Florida Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Sunday Family Movie
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Sunday, July 13 & 20, 2014
Location: Dunedin Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 298-3080; Dunedin Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the whole family to watch a movie together at the library.

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Family Movie
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Youth Services will present a current release movie for families. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Summer Movie
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Location: North Greenwood Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970; Clearwater Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Relax and catch a good movie at the library. Call the library for movie title.

Address:
North Greenwood Library
905 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

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Friday Movie Matinee
Time:
1 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 18 & 25, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652 ; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
Bring your family to relax at the library and watch a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Dive-In Movies
Time:
6:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
Location: Skyview Pool
Cost: $2.50/person ($2 with rec. card); $2/child ($1.50 with rec. card)
Register/Info: (727) 541-0777

What’s Doing?
Watch a family movie from a pool float. Before the show, play games and eat.

Address:
Skyview Pool
9040 54th Way
Pinellas Park, FL 33782

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Dive-In Movies
Time:
Doors open at 8 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
Cost: $4/person
Register/Info: (727) 363-9264

What’s Doing?
Bring your noodles, floats and chairs to lounge by the pool while watching a movie on our inflatable screen out under the stars. Snacks, drinks and glow jewelry will be sold.
– July 11: Cars 2
– July 18: The Lego Movie
– July 25: Nut Job

Coming up …
– August 1: Happy Feet
— August 8: Despicable Me 2

NOTE: Event will be cancelled in inclement weather.

Address:
St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Summertime in the City
Time:
4:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE movie; Wristbands are $5 (includes water slides, carnival-style games, dunk tank); Concessions will be available.
Register/Info: (727) 841-4560; New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your family out for fun in the sun with a DJ and music, prize drawings, water slides, carnival games and a dunk tank. The family movie – Mr. Peabody and Sherman (PG) – will begin at 8:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Summertime in the City Flyer

Address:
Sims Park
Bank Street and Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Summertime in the City Flyer image courtesy of New Port Richey Parks and Recreation

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Dive-In Movies
Time:
8 p.m.
Date: Friday, July 25, 2014
Location: St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
Cost: $4/person
Register/Info: (727) 363-9264

What’s Doing?
Bring floats and chairs for an evening of family movie watching. The movie will begin after sunset.

Address:
St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center
7701 Boca Ciega Drive
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Adventures Movie Matinee
Time:
2:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) A 70-year-old man sets off on the adventure of a lifetime, with his house tied to thousands of balloons and inadvertently takes a young stowaway with him.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Dade City’s Movies in the Park
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Location: James Irvin Civic Center
Cost: FREE; Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Register/Info: (352) 523-5050; Dade City Chamber of Commerce Website

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a family movie night featuring a FREE screening of the movie Soul Surfer, followed by a dance for kids in 4th-8th grades.

Address:
James Irvin Civic Center
38122 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Dade City, FL 33525

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Science Fiction Movie Series
Time:
1 p.m.
Date: Monday, July 28, 2014
Location: Largo Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 587-6715; Largo Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Celebrate a science-filled summer with some Sci-Fi fun! Drop by the library for a variety of films that are futuristic, scientific or just out of this world. Call (727) 587-6715 for movie title.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Frozen Finale Sing-Along
Time:
2-5 p.m.
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Location: East Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 562-4970; Clearwater Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Celebrate the end of summer with all things Frozen. Watch and sing-along to the Disney movie Frozen. Enjoy Frozen-inspired crafts and games and maybe an icy treat too.

Address:
East Library
2251 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

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AMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Register/Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Plan ahead:
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $5/person (age 10+), $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. Find More Family Fun in Tampa Bay on the WDTB Calendar
2. FREE (Or Almost FREE) Crafts for Kids: July 2014

Theater Curtains image: Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies + AMC Sensory-friendly Film: June 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Carmike FREE Kids Summer Movie Series Flyer (Palm Harbor)

2014 FREE Kids Summer Movie Series schedule for Palm Harbor 10 in Palm Harbor, FL

Carmike Theaters FREE Summer Kids Movie Series: Summer 2014 (Formerly Muvico)
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from June 3-August 7, 2014 (NOTE: Dates and times can vary by location!)
Location: Participating Carmike Theaters
Cost: The movie is FREE. $3.75 Concession Special: Kid’s Tray with popcorn, drink and candy snack.
Register/Info: Carmike Theaters Website

What’s Doing?
At Carmike Theaters, all summer long, families can enjoy a FREE kid-friendly movie! Here’s what’s playing:
– June 3-5: Epic (PG)
– June 10-12: The Croods (PG)
– June 17-19: Turbo (2D) (PG)
– June 24-26: Despicable Me (PG)
– July 1-3: Despicable Me 2 (PG)
– July 8-10: The Nut Job (PG)
– July 15-17: The Lego Movie (PG)
– July 22-24: RIO (PG)
– July 29-31: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)
– August 5-7: RIO 2 (PG)

NOTE: The movie schedule at the Centro Ybor 20 Theater differs from the other Tampa Bay area theater locations. At Centro Ybor, you can enjoy the FREE Summer Kids Movie Series on Wednesday and Thursday mornings beginning June 4 through August 7, at 10 a.m. The movies are still FREE, and you can still take advantage of the $3.75 Kid’s Tray Concession Special during these shows.

Address:
Locate a Carmike Theater near you.

Tampa Bay Area Theaters:

Palm Harbor 10
37912 US Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(813) 262-8455

Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX
151 2nd Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(813) 262-8455

Starlight 20
18002 Highwood Preserve Parkway
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 262-8455

Centro Ybor 20
1600 East 8th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 262-8455

Carmike FREE Kids Summer Movie Series Flyer (Palm Harbor) image courtesy of Carmike Cinemas, Inc.

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Movies on the Beach
Time: 8:20 p.m.
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014
Location: Anclote River Park
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 942-7439; Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will be showing Goonies on the beach at Anclote River Park.

Address:
Anclote River Park
1119 Baillies Bluff Road
Holiday, FL 34691

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Pier 60 June/July 2014 Calendar FlyerSunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Register/Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
– Friday, June 6: Smurfs 2 (PG)
– Saturday, June 7: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13)

– Friday, June 13: Daddy Day Care (PG)
– Saturday, June 14: For the Love of the Game (PG-13)

– Friday, June 20: Up (PG)
– Saturday, June 21: The Goonies (PG)

— Friday, June 27: The Lego Movie (PG)
— Saturday, June 28: A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Sunset Cinema June 2014 Flyer image courtesy of Pier 60

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Everyone is welcome to stop by the library for a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Movies in the Park June 2014 FlyerMovies in the Park: The Croods
Time:
8:30-10 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE; Concessions will be available.
Register/Info: (727) 841-4560; New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Bring your family out for Movies in the Park to watch the family movie The Croods (PG)! Bring a blanket or chairs.

Address:
Sims Park
Bank Street and Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Movies in the Park Flyer image courtesy of New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center

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Science Fiction Movie Series
Time:
1 p.m.
Date: Mondays, June 9, 16 & 23, 2014
Location: Largo Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 587-6715; Largo Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Celebrate a science-filled summer with some Sci-Fi fun. Drop in for a variety of films that are futuristic, scientific or just out of this world. Call (727) 587-6715 for movie titles.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Summer Fun Flicks FlyerSummer Fun Flicks
Time:
Doors open at 9 a.m. with family pre-show entertainment (varies); Movie begins at 10 a.m.
Date: Every Tuesday from June 10, 2014 through August 5, 2014
Location: AMC Regency 20 Theatres
Cost: Tickets are only $1 with proceeds benefiting ECHO Emergency Help & YMCA. AMC Kids Pack: $4
Register/Info: (813) 685-3396; Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village Website

What’s Doing?
Once again, Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Westfield Mall will be hosting their Summer Fun Flicks family movie series:
– June 10: The Croods (PG)
– June 17: Epic (PG)
– June 24: Turbo (PG)
– July 1: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)
– July 8: The Smurfs 2 (PG)
– July 15: Muppets from Space (G; 1999)
– July 22: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG)
– July 29: How to Train Your Dragon (PG; 2010)
– August 5: The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (PG; 2004)

Address:
AMC Regency 20 Theatres
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511

Summer Fun Flicks Flyer image courtesy of Chick-fil-A, Lake Brandon Village

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Regal Theaters 2014 Summer Movie Express
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 10, 2014 through August 6, 2014
Location: Participating Regal Theaters
Cost: $1
Register/Info: Regal Theaters Summer Movie Express

What’s Doing?
Regal Theaters offers their 2014 Summer Movie Express at participating Theaters nationwide. The 2014 Summer Movie Express runs for 9 weeks with select titles playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Admission to these films during the Summer Movie Express is only $1, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Summer Movie Schedule:
– June 10 & 11: Hotel Transylvania (PG) & The Smurfs 2 (PG)
– June 17 & 18: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) & The Pirates: Band of Misfits (PG)
– June 24 & 25: Arthur Christmas (PG) & Despicable Me 2 (PG)
– July 1 & 2: The Lego Movie (PG) & Free Birds (PG)
– July 8 & 9: Adventures of TinTin (PG) & Rise of the Guardians (PG)
– July 15 & 16: Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG) & Madagascar 3 (PG)
– July 22 & 23: The Croods (PG) & Epic (PG)
– July 29 & 30: Turbo (PG ) & Walking with Dinosaurs (PG)
– August 5 & 6: Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG) & Rio 2 (G)

Address:
Regal Park Place Stadium 16 & RPX
7200 US Highway 19 North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 527-1930

Regal Hollywood 18-Port Richey
6701 Cinema Drive
Port Richey, FL 34668
(727) 862-9567

Regal Citrus Park Stadium 20
7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 920-9471

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Children’s Movie: Meet the Robinsons
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a movie with friends at the library. FREE popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Summer Science Movies for Kids
Time:
6 p.m.
Date: Wednesdays, June 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: Largo Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 587-6715; Largo Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Cool off on summer evenings with a movie and snack at the library. This is a family program for all ages. Call (727) 587-6715, ext. 2503 for movie titles.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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FREE Showing of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Friday, June 13, 2014
Location: Palm Harbor Library
Cost: The event is FREE; however everyone who makes a donation will receive a FREE ticket to the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (a $10 value).
Register/Info: (727) 784-3332; Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) The North Pinellas Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary’s presentation of Chimpanzee (G), a Disneynature film. The public is invited to attend. Viewers will Journey deep into the African rain forest where they will meet Oscar, a three-month-old chimp orphaned and later adopted by the Alpha Male of his group.

Address:
Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Avenue
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

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Summer Family Films
Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, June 13, 20 & 27, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 834-3331; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Beat the heat and grab a seat every Friday for a different family-friendly feature film. Popcorn and other light refreshments will be available.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
1-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Interactive Minion Movie
Time:
2:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Gru is back with his minions and this time around, he is working for the good guys. Interactive props and actions make this a fun film for children and families. Props will be available for the first 48 participants.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Register/Info: (727) 687-4494; City of Pinellas Park Florida Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Cobb Theatres FREE Summer Kids Shows LogoFREE Summer Movies at Cobb Theatres
Time: 10 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Date: June 17, 2014-August 7, 2014 (NOTE: Dates can vary by location!)
Location: Participating Cobb Movie Theaters
Cost: FREE (Same-day ticketing ONLY!). Concessions available for purchase.
Enjoy movies for all ages, all summer long! New family movies are scheduled each week! Shows start at 10 am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Register/Info: Cobb Theatres Website

What’s Doing?
Don’t miss a show! Enjoy a kid-friendly movie every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning throughout the summer. Here’s what’s playing:
– June 17, 18, 19: Turbo (PG) & Walking with Dinosaurs (PG)
– June 24, 25, 26: Epic (PG) & Free Birds (PG)
– July 1, 2, 3: The Croods (PG) & Shark Tale (PG)
– July 8, 9, 10: The Smurfs 2 (PG) & The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie (PG)
– July 15, 16, 17: The Lego Movie (PG) & The Nut Job (PG)
– July 22, 23, 24: Despicable Me 2 (PG) & Babe (PG)
– July 29, 30, 31: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) & Escape from Planet Earth (PG)
– August 5, 6, 7: Rio 2 (G) & Mr. Peabody & Sherman (PG)

Address:
Find a Cobb Theatre near you.

Tampa Bay Area Theaters:

Cobb Grove 16
6333 Wesley Grove Boulevard
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 948-5444

Cobb Countryside 12
27001 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 3376
(727) 683-0011

Cobb Lakeside 18
1650 Town Center Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 937-0416

Cobb Theatres Grove 16 FREE Summer Kids Shows Logo image courtesy of Cobb Theatres, LLC.

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Summer Reading Movie Madness!
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Location: Hudson Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (727) 861-3040 for weekly movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
All ages are invited to watch a FREE movie on the big screen. There will be FREE popcorn and FREE drinks. You are also invited to bring pillows, blankets, drinks and snacks from home.

Address:
Hudson Regional Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, FL 34667

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Family Movie
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released family movie. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Everything is Awesome Family Movie Night
Time:
6:15-8:15 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 834-3331; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Come dressed in pajamas, bring your favorite blanket, and join other families for a fun family film. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Adventure Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Location: Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652 ; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) A 70-year-old man sets off on the adventure of a lifetime, with his house tied to thousands of balloons.

Address:
Bloomingdale Regional Public Library
1906 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596

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Sunday Family Movie
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Location: Dunedin Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 298-3080; Dunedin Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the whole family to watch a movie together at the library.

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Science Movie Marathon: Marty McFly Trilogy
Time:
3 p.m.
Date: June 24, 25 & 26, 2014
Location: Dunedin Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 298-3080; Dunedin Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
On June 24, June 25 & June 26, watch the Marty McFly Trilogy at the library.

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
1-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Invention Movie Matinee
Time:
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Program Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) A brilliant inventor is whisked away in a time machine to help find a mysterious man in a bowler hat. The mysterious man is determined to destroy the world. It is up to the inventor to fix the time machine and save the world.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Sunday Family Movie
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014
Location: Dunedin Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 298-3080; Dunedin Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the whole family to watch a movie together at the library.

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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AMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Register/Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, June 21, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Plan ahead:
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

Maleficent poster image courtesy of IMDB.com

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $5/person (age 10+), $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. Find More Family Fun in Tampa Bay on the WDTB Calendar

Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies + AMC Sensory-friendly Film: May 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Family Movie Night
Time:
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Come dressed in pajamas, bring your favorite blanket and watch a family-friendly feature film. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Pier 60 Sunset Cinema May 2014 FlyerSunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:15 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Register/Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
– Friday, May 2: NO MOVIE
– Saturday, May 3: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (PG-13)
– Sunday, May 4: One Direction: This is Us (PG-13) Plus! Fun ‘N Sunsets Fireworks

– Friday, May 9: The Pirate Fairy (G) Plus! Fireworks kick-off of Restaurant Week
– Saturday, May 10: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (PG-13)

– Friday, May 16: Adventures in Zambezia (PG)
– Saturday, May 17: Grudge Match (PG-13)

— Friday, May 23: The Little Rascals save the Day (PG)
— Saturday, May 24: Gravity (PG-13)

– Friday, May 30: The Nut Job (PG)
– Saturday, May 31: Monument’s Men (PG-13)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Sunset Cinema May 2014 Flyer image courtesy of Pier 60

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Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 3, 9, 17, 24 & 30, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 3, 9, 17, 24 & 30, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Everyone is welcome to stop by the library for a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Location: Land O’Lakes Branch Library (Children’s Public Floor)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 929-1214; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) On the first Saturday of each month, head over to Land O’Lakes Library to watch a newly released G- or PG-rated film and enjoy some FREE popcorn and juice.

Address:
Land O’Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

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‘Tweens & the Silver Screen Movie Matinee
Time:
4-5:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Ages 9-12) Watch a favorite book-to-movie film.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Register/Info: (727) 687-4494; City of Pinellas Park Florida Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Children’s Movie
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a movie with friends at the library. FREE popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN:

Movie Under the Stars FlyerMovie Under the Stars
Time:
8-10 p.m.
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014
Location: Avalon Park West
Cost: This is a FREE event and open to all
Register/Info: (813) 783-1515, Avalon Park West Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn and local vendors at a different family movie each month. The February movie was rescheduled due to rain. Bring the kids out to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG).

Address:
Avalon Park West
5227 Autumn Ridge Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Movie Under the Stars May Flyer image courtesy of Avalon Park West

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Location: Hugh Embry Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 12 and younger with a parent can enjoy FREE popcorn, juice, and movie at the library.

Address:
Hugh Embry Branch Library
14215 Fourth Street
Dade City, FL 33523

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Children’s Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
1:15-3:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Location: New River Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (813) 788-6375 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Children in grades K-5th are invited to watch a movie at the library.

Address:
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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MALEFICENT movie posterAMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Register/Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, May 31, 2014: Maleficent

Plan ahead:
— Saturday, June 21, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

Maleficent poster image courtesy of IMDB.com

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. WDTB

Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies & AMC Sensory-friendly Film: April 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Movies with Friends
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Join library staff and friends each week as to watch a wide range of documentaries for all ages. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Sunset at Pier 60 April 2014 FlyerSunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Register/Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
— Friday, April 4: The Little Mermaid (G)
— Saturday, April 5: Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13)
— Sunday, April 6: Dolphin Tale (PG)
— Monday, April 7: Jurassic Park (PG-13)
— Tuesday, April 8: Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows 2 (PG-13)
— Wednesday, April 9: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (PG)
— Thursday, April 10: Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
— Friday, April 11: Finding Nemo (G)
— Saturday, April 12: Back to the Future (PG-13)
— Sunday, April 13: Jaws (PG-13)

— Friday, April 18: Hop (PG)
— Saturday, April 19: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (PG)

— Friday, April 25: Tad the Lost Explorer (PG)
— Saturday, April 26: Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Sunset at Pier 60 April 2014 Flyer image courtesy of Pier 60

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Everyone is welcome to stop by the library for a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Location: Land O’Lakes Branch Library (Children’s Public Floor)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 929-1214; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) On the first Saturday of each month, head over to Land O’Lakes Library to watch a newly released G- or PG-rated film and enjoy some FREE popcorn and juice.

Address:
Land O’Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

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Interactive Musical Movie
Time:
3-5:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Location: 78th Street Community Library
Cost: FREE, but seats will be limited (Pick up a FREE ticket beginning one hour before the movie)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Kids are invited to participate in an interactive movie experience. This month features Mary Poppins, who enchants and delights two young children in early twentieth century London. (Rated G, 139 minutes.) Join the adventure with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun at this showing of a family movie favorite. Refreshments will be provided

Address:
78th Street Community Library
7625 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

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Frozen Movie PosterChick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
7:30-9 p.m.
Date: Friday, April 5, 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie, popcorn and cotton candy are FREE, you pay only for your food
Register/Info: Check for weather updates by calling (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Website (Click on this link, then on the event on the Calendar. Scroll to the top of the calendar page to see the event description.)

What’s Doing?
This will be the last movie night this season! Bring the whole family to watch the hit Disney movie Frozen, and be ready to get FREE ice cream, popcorn, and other great giveaways! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

Frozen poster image courtesy of IMDB.com

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Children’s Movie: HOP
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
Watch the movie HOP with friends at the library. FREE popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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‘Tweens & the Silver Screen Movie Matinee
Time:
4-5:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Ages 9-12) Watch a favorite book-to-movie film.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Largo Movie in the Park
Time:
6-9 p.m.
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: FREE; On-site parking and concessions available for a fee
Register/Info: (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014; City of Largo Website

What’s Doing?
Gather up the family, grab your chairs and blankets, and join friends for a movie under the stars. Enjoy themed activities one hour prior to dusk (the movie will begin at dusk). Showing this month:
— April 11: 42 (Theme: Batter Up; Rated PG-13)

NOTE: Movie titles are subject to change based on availability.

Address:
Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Movie Under the Stars: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 FlyerMovie Under the Stars
Time:
7-9 p.m.
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Location: Avalon Park West
Cost: This is a FREE event and open to all
Register/Info: (813) 783-1515, Avalon Park West Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn and local vendors at a different family movie each month. The February movie was rescheduled due to rain. Bring the kids out to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG).

Address:
Avalon Park West
5227 Autumn Ridge Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Movie Under the Stars April Flyer image courtesy of Avalon Park West

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: Hugh Embry Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 12 and younger with a parent can enjoy FREE popcorn, juice, and recent movie at the library.

Address:
Hugh Embry Branch Library
14215 Fourth Street
Dade City, FL 33523

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Register/Info: (727) 687-4494; City of Pinellas Park Florida Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Children’s Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
1:15-3:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Location: New River Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (813) 788-6375 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Children in grades K-5th are invited to watch a movie at the library.

Address:
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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Saturday Matinee At The Library
Time:
3-5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Location: Riverview Branch Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but seating will be limited to 50 (Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with family and friends. Star after the movie for a chance to win the DVD.

Address:
Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

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~~~ SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE ~~~

Rio 2 movie posterAMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Register/Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, April 19, 2014: Rio 2 (G)

Plan ahead:
— Saturday, May 31, 2014: Maleficent
— Saturday, June 21, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

Rio 2 poster image courtesy of IMDB.com

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. WDTB
2. Tampa Bay Area 2014 Easter Egg Hunts

Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies & AMC Sensory-friendly Film: March 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Everyone is welcome to stop by the library for a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Location: Land O’Lakes Branch Library (Children’s Public Floor)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 929-1214; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) On the first Saturday of each month, head over to Land O’Lakes Library to watch a newly released G- or PG-rated film and enjoy some FREE popcorn and juice.

Address:
Land O’Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

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Sunsets at Pier 60 March 2014 Entertainment ScheduleSunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Register/Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
— Saturday, March 1: Ender’s Game (PG-13)

— Friday, March 7: Adventures in Zamezia (PG)
— Saturday, March 8: Gravity (PG-13)

— Friday, March 14: Planes (PG)
— Saturday, March 15: After Earth (PG-13)

— Friday, March 21: How to Eat Fried Worms (PG)
— Saturday, March 22: Last Vegas (PG-13)

— Friday, March 28: Frozen (PG)
— Saturday, March 29: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)

— Friday, April 4: The Little Mermaid (PG)
— Saturday, April 5: Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

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Movies with Friends
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Join library staff and friends each week as to watch a wide range of documentaries for all ages. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Movie Under the Stars March 7 FlyerMovie Under the Stars
Time:
7 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Location: Avalon Park West
Cost: This is a FREE event and open to all
Register/Info: (813) 783-1515

What’s Doing?
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn and local vendors at a different family movie each month. The February movie was rescheduled due to rain. Bring the kids out to watch Smurfs 2 (PG).

Address:
Avalon Park West
5227 Autumn Ridge Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Movie Under the Stars March 7 Flyer image courtesy of Avalon Park West

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: NO MOVIE IN MARCH (Next movie: Saturday, April 19, 2014)
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Register/Info: (727) 687-4494; City of Pinellas Park Florida Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Children’s Movie
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a movie with friends at the library. FREE popcorn and drinks will be provided. Call the library for the movie title.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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‘Tweens & the Silver Screen Movie Matinee
Time:
4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Ages 9-12) Watch a favorite book-to-movie film.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Interactive Classic Movie
Time:
3-4:45 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Location: 78th Street Community Library
Cost: FREE, but seats will be limited (Pick up a FREE ticket beginning one hour before the movie)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Kids are invited to participate in an interactive movie experience. In month, kids will follow the yellow brick road on a music adventure. Join the adventure with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun at this showing of a family movie favorite.

NOTE: Props are limited to the first 15 children. Rated PG, 93 minutes.

Address:
78th Street Community Library
7625 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

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Saturday Matinee At The Library
Time:
3-5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Location: Riverview Branch Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but seating will be limited to 50 (Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with family and friends. After the movie, stay for a chance to win the DVD.

Address:
Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

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Movie Under the Stars March 21 FlyerMovie Under the Stars
Time:
7 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Location: Avalon Park West
Cost: This is a FREE event and open to all
Register/Info: (813) 783-1515; Avalon Park West Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy free popcorn and local vendors at a different family movie each month. Bring the kids to watch Despicable Me 2 (PG).

Address:
Avalon Park West
5227 Autumn Ridge Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Movie Under the Stars March 21 Flyer image courtesy of Avalon Park West

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Children’s Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
1:15-3:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: New River Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (813) 788-6375 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Children in grades K-5th are invited to watch a movie at the library.

Address:
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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Duplo Day
Time:
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Location: East Branch Library (Meeting Room A/B)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (727) 562-4970, option 3; Clearwater Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to this new offering. Enjoy building with the library’s Duplo blocks and enjoy a selection of related Lego books and movies.

Address:
East Branch Library
2251 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: Hugh Embry Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 12 and younger with a parent can enjoy FREE popcorn, juice, and recent movie at the library.

Address:
Hugh Embry Branch Library
14215 Fourth Street
Dade City, FL 33523

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
2-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Saturday Matinee At The Library
Time:
3-5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Location: Riverview Branch Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but seating will be limited to 50 (Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with family and friends. After the movie, stay for a chance to win the DVD.

Address:
Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

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After School Movie
Time:
3-5 p.m.
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Location: Bruton Memorial Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 757-9215; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Join friends after school for a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
Bruton Memorial Library
302 West McLendon Street
Plant City, FL 33563

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Family Movie
Time:
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
There’s no school today! Spend the afternoon at the library watching a new release family movie. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Largo Movie in the Park
Time:
6-9 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: FREE; On-site parking and concessions available for a fee
Register/Info: (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014; City of Largo Website

What’s Doing?
Gather up the family, grab your chairs and blankets, and join friends for a movie under the stars. Enjoy themed activities one hour prior to dusk (the movie will begin at dusk). Showing this month:
— March 28: Monsters University (Theme: School’s Out; Rated PG)

Plan ahead:
— April 11: 42 (Theme: Batter Up; Rated PG-13)

NOTE: Movie titles are subject to change based on availability.

Address:
Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: TBD
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie, popcorn and cotton candy are FREE, you pay only for your food
Register/Info: Check for weather updates by calling (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Website (Click on this link, then on the event on the Calendar. Scroll to the top of the calendar page to see the event description.)

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a FREE family movie outside in the parking lot. Bring the family to watch a family movie while you have dinner. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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~~~ SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE ~~~

Muppets Most Wanted Movie PosterAMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Register/Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, March 29, 2014: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)

Watch the Muppets Most Wanted official movie trailer:

Plan ahead:
— Saturday, April 19, 2014: Rio 2
— Saturday, May 31, 2014: Maleficent
— Saturday, June 21, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

The Nut Job cover image courtesy of IMDB.com

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. FREE (Or Almost FREE) Crafts for Kids: March 2014

Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies: February 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Everyone is welcome to stop by the library for a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Location: Land O’Lakes Branch Library (Children’s Public Floor)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 929-1214; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) On the first Saturday of each month, head over to Land O’Lakes Library to watch a newly released G- or PG-rated film and enjoy some FREE popcorn and juice.

Address:
Land O’Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

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Sunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Register/Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
— Saturday, February 1: The Lone Ranger (PG)

— Friday, February 7: Adventures in Zamezia (PG)
— Saturday, February 8: Rocky (PG)

— Friday, February 14: I Hate Valentine’s Day (PG-13)
— Saturday, February 15: Fool’s Gold (PG-13)

— Friday, February 21: One Direction: This is Us (PG)
— Saturday, February 22: Good Old Freda (PG)

— Friday, February 28: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

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Movies with Friends
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Join library staff and friends each week as to watch a wide range of documentaries for all ages. Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
4649 Mile Stretch Drive
Holiday, FL 34690

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Nollywood: A Mini-Festival
Time:
6 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 12 & 19, 2014
Location: New Port Richey Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 853-1279; New Port Richey Library Blog

What’s Doing?
Celebrate Black History Month with a Nollywood Mini Festival presented by the African American Club of Pasco and hosted by Your NPR Public Library.
— Wednesday, February 5 (6 p.m.): Welcome to Nollywood
— Wednesday, February 12 (6 p.m.): Last Flight to Abuja
— Wednesday, February 19 (6 p.m.): This America

Address:
New Port Richey Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2014
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Register/Info: (727) 687-4494; City of Pinellas Park Florida Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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After School Movie
Time:
3-5 p.m.
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Location: Bruton Memorial Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 757-9215, ext. 24; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Join friends after school for a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
Bruton Memorial Library
302 West McLendon Street
Plant City, FL 33563

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Children’s Movie: Monsters University
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to the library to watch the popular animated film Monsters University (G)! FREE popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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‘Tweens & the Silver Screen Movie Matinee
Time:
4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
(Ages 9-12) Watch a favorite book-to-movie film.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Largo Movie in the Park
Time:
Call for exact times
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: FREE; On-site parking and concessions available for a fee
Register/Info: (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014; City of Largo Website

What’s Doing?
Gather up the family, grab your chairs and blankets, and join friends for a movie under the stars. Enjoy themed activities one hour prior to dusk (the movie will begin at dusk). Showing this month:
— February 14: The Notebook (Theme: Love is in the Air; Desserts and a cash bar will be available for an additional fee; Rated PG-13)

Plan ahead:
— March 28: Monsters University (Theme: School’s Out; Rated PG)
— April 11: 42 (Theme: Batter Up; Rated PG-13)

NOTE: Movie titles are subject to change based on availability.

Address:
Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Interactive Animal Movie
Time:
3-6 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Location: 78th Street Community Library
Cost: FREE, but seats will be limited (Pick up a FREE ticket beginning one hour before the movie)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(All ages) Kids are invited to participate in an interactive movie experience. In this month’s film, Alex, Gloria, Marty and Melman are all here and still trying to get back home. Join the adventure with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun at this showing of a family movie favorite.

NOTE: Props are limited to the first 15 children. Rated PG, 93 minutes.

Address:
78th Street Community Library
7625 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

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Cinema Saturday
Time:
1-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE (Seating is limited to 80 people)
Register/Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Watch a newly released movie with family and friends. Call the library for this week’s movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Children’s Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
1:15-3:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Location: New River Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (813) 788-6375 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
(Grades K-5th) Children in grades K-5th are invited to watch a movie at the library.

Address:
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Location: Hugh Embry Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 12 and younger with a parent can enjoy FREE popcorn, juice, and recent movie at the library.

Address:
Hugh Embry Branch Library
14215 Fourth Street
Dade City, FL 33523

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Saturday Matinee At The Library
Time:
3-5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Location: Riverview Branch Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but seating will be limited to 50 (Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652)
Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Relax at the library and enjoy a movie with family and friends. After the movie, stay for a chance to win the DVD.

Address:
Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie, popcorn and cotton candy are FREE, you pay only for your food
Register/Info: Check for weather updates by calling (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Website (Click on this link, then on the event on the Calendar. Scroll to the top of the calendar page to see the event description.)

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a FREE family movie outside in the parking lot. Bring the family to watch “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ while you have dinner. Guests will also be treated to free popcorn and cotton candy, in addition to the movie! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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Movies in the Park
Time:
7 p.m.
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE
Register/Info: (727) 841-4560; City of New Port Richey Website (Scroll down to where it says “Epic Fun” on the first page.)

What’s Doing?
Epic will be playing in Sims Park this month. This is a great FREE family event! Concession will be available for purchase, but you will need to bring your own chairs or blanket.

Address:
Sims Park
Grand Boulevard & Bank Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Movies in the Park Jan. 2014 Flyer image courtesy of the City of New Port Richey

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The Nut Job Movie CoverAMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Register/Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, February 15, 2014: The Lego Movie (PG)
— Saturday, March 29, 2014: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
— Saturday, April 19, 2014: Rio 2
— Saturday, May 31, 2014: Maleficent
— Saturday, June 21, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

The Nut Job cover image courtesy of IMDB.com

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies: January 2014

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Winter Break Movies
Time:
2 p.m.-end
Date: Monday, December 30, 2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014 (Closed New Year’s Day)
Location: Largo Public Library (Children’s Program Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 587-6715; Largo Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Head over to Largo Public Library each day of winter break at 2 p.m. for some special winter-themed movies.

Address:
Largo Public Library
120 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Family Film with Popcorn
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Friday, January 3, 2014
Location: Hudson Regional Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Call (727) 861-3040 for the movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to enjoy a bag of fresh popcorn and a family film.

Address:
Hudson Regional Library
8012 Library Road
Hudson, FL 34667

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Sunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.)
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
— Friday, January 3: Smurfs 2 (PG)
— Saturday, January 4: Man of Steel (PG-13)

— Friday, January 10: TBD
— Saturday, January 11: TBD

— Friday, January 17: TBD
— Saturday, January 18: TBD

— Friday, January 24: TBD
— Saturday, January 25: TBD

— Friday, January 31: TBD

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

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Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
All ages are welcome to enjoy a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided, courtesy of The Friends of Seminole Library. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014
Location: Land O’Lakes Branch Library (Children’s Public Floor)
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 929-1214; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
On the first Saturday of each month, head over to Land O’Lakes Library to watch a newly released G- or PG-rated film and enjoy some FREE popcorn and juice. (Ages: K-5th grades)

Address:
Land O’Lakes Branch Library
2818 Collier Parkway
Land O’Lakes, FL 34639

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: TBD (weather permitting)
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie, ice cream and popcorn are FREE, you pay only for your food
Info: (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a FREE family movie outside in the parking lot.

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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Movies with Friends
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2014
Location: South Holiday Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: Call (813) 788-6375 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Each week will feature a documentary for all ages, and popcorn and light refreshments will be provided.
— Wednesday, January 8: American Experience: War of the Worlds
— Wednesday, January 15: Pioneers of Television: Funny Ladies
— Wednesday, January 22: Extreme Engineering: Dubai Ski Resort
— Wednesday, January 29: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

Address:
South Holiday Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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Children’s Movie
Time:
3:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; City of Safety Harbor Website

What’s Doing?
This month’s movie is the story of a crop-dusting plane with a fear of heights. FREE popcorn and drinks will also be provided.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Saturday Matinee At The Library
Time:
3-5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Location: Riverview Branch Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but seating will be limited to 50 (Register at the Reference Desk or by calling 813-273-3652)
Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Everyone’s favorite Minions are back in Universal Pictures sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated film featuring Gru (voiced by Steve Carell).

Even Better! Stay after the movie for a chance to win the DVD.

Address:
Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
Time:
3-6 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Location: 78th Street Community Library
Cost: FREE, but seats will be limited (Pick up a FREE ticket beginning one hour before the movie)
Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Everyone’s favorite Minions are back in Universal Pictures sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated film featuring Gru (voiced by Steve Carell).

Even Better! Stay after the movie for a chance to win the DVD.

Address:
78th Street Community Library
7625 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Info: (727) 687-4494; Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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‘Tweens & the Silver Screen Movie Matinee
Time:
4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Come watch your favorite book-to-movie titles. This movie is intended for kids age 9-12.

Address:
North Tampa Branch Library
8916 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604

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Family Movie
Time:
12-2 p.m.
Date: Friday, January 17, 2014
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
Spend this day off of school watching a movie with family and friends at the Library. Call Youth Services for movie title.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Location: Hugh Embry Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: Call (352) 567-3576 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Children age 12 and younger with a parent can enjoy FREE popcorn, juice, and recent movie at the library.

Address:
Hugh Embry Branch Library
14215 Fourth Street
Dade City, FL 33523

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Interactive Adventure Movie
Time:
3-6 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Location: 78th Street Community Library
Cost: FREE, but seats will be limited (Pick up a FREE ticket beginning one hour before the movie)
Info: (813) 273-3652; Hillsborough County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
All ages are invited to participate in an interactive movie experience. In this month’s film, characters will travel deep into the center of the Earth, where prehistoric beasts and carnivorous plants are living in abundance. Discover this lost and mysterious world through the use of props and sound effects.

NOTE: Props are limited to the first 15 children. The film is rated PG (92 minutes).

Address:
78th Street Community Library
7625 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL 33619

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Children’s Popcorn and a Movie
Time:
1:15-3:15 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: New River Branch Library (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: Call (813) 788-6375 for movie title; Pasco County Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Children in grades K-5th are invited to watch a movie at the library.

Address:
New River Branch Library
34043 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33543

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New Port Richey Movies in the Park Jan. 2014 FlyerMovies in the Park
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 841-4560; City of New Port Richey Website

What’s Doing?
Turbo will be playing in Sims Park this month. This is a great FREE family event! Concession will be available for purchase, but you will need to bring your own chairs or blanket.

Address:
Sims Park
Grand Boulevard & Bank Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Movies in the Park Jan. 2014 Flyer image courtesy of the City of New Port Richey

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2013 (weather permitting)
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie, ice cream and popcorn are FREE, you pay only for your food
Info: Check for weather updates by calling (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Website (Click on this link, then on the event on the Calendar. Scroll to the top of the calendar page to see the event description.)

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a FREE family movie outside in the parking lot. This month’s movie will be Despicable Me 2. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and get ready for FREE ice cream, popcorn and other giveaways!

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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~~~ SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE ~~~

The Nut Job Movie CoverAMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2014
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, January 25: The Nut Job (PG)
— Saturday, February 15, 2014: The Lego Movie (PG)
— Saturday, March 29, 2014: Muppets Most Wanted (PG)
— Saturday, April 19, 2014: Rio 2
— Saturday, May 31, 2014: Malfeicent
— Saturday, June 21, 2014: How to Train Your Dragon 2
— Saturday, July 26, 2014: Planes: Fire & Rescue
— Saturday, September 27, 2014: Dolphin Tale 2
— Saturday, October 25, 2014: Book of Life
— Saturday, November 29, 2014: Home 3-D
— Saturday, December 13, 2014: Paddington

NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

The Nut Job cover image courtesy of IMDB.com

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. School’s Out! Things to Do with the Kids Over Winter Break

Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies: December 2013

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Movie on the Beach at Anclote River Park FlyerMovie on the Beach
Time:
6 p.m.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2013
Location: Anclote River Park
Cost: The movie is FREE; There is a $2 parking fee at this facility
Info: (727) 942-7439; Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Don’t miss this chance to watch the family holiday movie Arthur Christmas on the beach this Friday night.

Address:
Anclote River Park
1119 Baillies Bluff Road
Holiday, FL 34691

Movie on the Beach flyer image courtesy of Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department

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Sunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights (and some Sundays), weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
— Friday, December 6: Arthur Christmas (PG)
— Saturday, December 7: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13)

— Friday, December 13: A Christmas Story (PG)
— Saturday, December 14: The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

— Friday, December 20: Prancer (G)
— Saturday, December 21: The Guilt Trip (PG-13)

— Friday, December 27: Happy Feet (PG)
— Saturday, December 28: Grown Ups 2 (PG-13)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

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Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 14 & 21, 2013
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2013
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
All ages are welcome to enjoy a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided, courtesy of The Friends of Seminole Library. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013 (weather permitting)
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie, ice cream and popcorn are FREE, you pay only for your food
Info: (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a FREE family movie outside in the parking lot. This month’s movie will be Arthur Christmas.

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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14th Annual Main Street Holidays: Genesis School Holiday Performance & Holiday Movie in the Park
Time:
6 p.m.
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE admission
Info: Greater New Port Richey Chamber of Commerce Website; City of New Port Richey Website

What’s Doing?
At 6 p.m., Genesis School will present their annual Holiday performance — “The Wizard’s Dilemma”, a musical play and chorus — on the stage in Sims Park. The production will be followed by a Holiday Movie in the Park.

Address:
Sims Park
6341 Bank Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: NO MOVIE IN DECEMBER (Next showing: Saturday, January 11, 2014)
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Info: (727) 687-4494; Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Mangrove Software Every Kid Gets a Toy Web Page
Every Kid Gets a Gift
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Location: Mangrove Software
Cost: FREE
Info: Mangrove Software on Twitter; Every Kid Gets a Toy Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Mangrove Software will be giving from the heart to the children of the Tampa Bay Community. On December 19 from 6-9 p.m., they will be giving every child 9 (ages 3-11) a toy (while supplies last).

Activities include:
— Have your picture taken with Santa (download your picture for FREE)
— Watch an Ice Sculptor create beautiful lighted trees
— Decorate a stocking
— Get a candy cane from one of Santa’s elves
— Watch seasonal movies
— Watch the dancing holiday lights

Nightly Holiday Light Show
For the entire month of December from 6-9 p.m. your family can experience more than 40,000 lights dancing to popular holiday songs. Drive by with the kids and turn your radio to 87.9.

Address:
Mangrove Software
1501 South Church Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

Every Kid Gets a Toy Web Page courtesy of Mangrove Software

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Dunedin Public Library Holiday Movie Series
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Friday, December 20, 2013; Monday, December 23, 2013 & Monday, December 30, 2013
Location: Dunedin Public Library (Storytime Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 298-3080 ext. 1732;

What’s Doing?
Kids and families are invited to watch G- or PG-rated movies at the Library during winter break:
— Friday, December 20
— Monday, December 23
— Monday December 30

Even Better! Snacks will be provided.

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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Holiday Movie in the Park
Time:
Activities: 1-hour prior to sunset; Movie will be shown at dusk
Date: Friday, December 20, 2013
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: The movie is FREE; Concessions will be available for purchase
Info: Call (727) 587-6755 for movie title; City of Largo Website

What’s Doing?
Gather up the family for an evening movie on the big screen. Themed activities for the kids will take place one-hour prior to sunset, and the movie will begin at dusk.

Address:
Largo Central Park
101 Central Park Drive
Largo, FL 33771

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Family Holiday Movie and Hot Cocoa
Time: 11 a.m.
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013
Location: New Port Richey Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 853-1279; City of New Port Richey Website

What’s Doing?
Join family and friends to watch a holiday movie. Movie: TBD

Address:
New Port Richey Library
5939 Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Night: The Polar Express
Time:
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2013
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
Cost: FREE movie, popcorn and coffee; Pay for food a regular price
Info: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Head to Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry for a FREE classic Christmas movie outside in the parking lot. There will also be FREE hot popcorn and coffee to help keep you warm! Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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Family Holiday Movies
Time:
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Date: Monday, December 23, 2013
Location: Tarpon Springs Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 943-4922; Tarpon Springs Library Website

What’s Doing?
The library will be screening three holiday movies for families to enjoy while school’s out for winter break. Please call or stop by the library for the movie titles.

Address:
Tarpon Springs Library
138 East Lemon Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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NOT FREE, BUT NOTEWORTHY

Holiday Classic Movie Series
Time:
See schedule below
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Location: Tampa Theatre
Cost: $10 for General Public and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members
Info: Tampa Theatre Website

What’s Doing
Just being in this historic theatre can put you in the holiday spirit as you experience days gone by. During the month of December, you can enjoy select holiday classics with holiday-themed Mighty Wurlitzer pre-show concerts and mini tours before every show.
— Sunday, December 8: Miracle on 34th Street (3 p.m.)
— Sunday, December 15: White Christmas (3 p.m.)
— Friday, December 20: It’s A Wonderful Life (7:30 p.m.)
— Saturday, December 21: It’s A Wonderful Life (3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)
— Sunday, December 22: It’s A Wonderful Life (3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)

Address:
Tampa Theatre
711 Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33672

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~~~ SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE ~~~

AMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. (NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)
— Saturday, December 7: Frozen 2-D (NR)

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

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~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. FREE (Or Almost FREE) Crafts for Kids: December 2013

Popcorn image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies: November 2013

Popcorn and a movie ticketWe love to give our kids fun experiences that don’t require us to check our bank account first, and we suspect that’s true for you, too. To help you out, we compile this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters.

Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall.

Here’s what’s you and the kids can look forward to this month:

~~~ FREE MOVIES ~~~

Sunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time:
Movies begin at dusk
Date: Every Friday and Saturday nights (and some Sundays), weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Info: (727) 449-1036; Sunsets at Pier 60 Calendar

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans and crafters, street performers, musical entertainment and, of course, a beautiful sunset every night! Every Friday and Saturday night you can also enjoy a FREE film screening. Bring a blanket or low chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen. Here’s what you’ll be seeing on the big screen:
— Friday, November 1: Akeelah and the Bee (PG)
— Saturday, November 2: Fool’s Gold (PG-13)

— Friday, November 8: NO MOVIE
— Saturday, November 9: NO MOVIE

— Friday, November 15: Adventures in Zambezia (G)
— Saturday, November 16: Be Kind and Rewind (PG-13)

— Friday, November 22: Annie (PG)
— Saturday, November 23: Beaches (PG-13)

— Friday, November 29: Despicable Me (PG)
— Saturday, November 30: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (PG-13)

Address:
Sunsets at Pier 60
10 Pier 60 Drive
Clearwater, FL 33767

Image courtesy of IMDB.com

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Saturday Movie Matinee
Time:
1-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013
Location: New Tampa Regional Library (Room 5/Story Time)
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Families are invited to relax and enjoy a movie. Refreshments will be provided.

Address:
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2013
Location: Seminole Community Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 394-6905; Seminole Community Library Website

What’s Doing?
All ages are welcome to enjoy a G- or PG-rated movie. FREE popcorn and soda will be provided, courtesy of The Friends of Seminole Library. Please call the Library at (727) 394-6913 for more information and movie titles.

Address:
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33772

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Saturday Matinee At The Library
Time:
3-5:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Location: Riverview Branch Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but registration is required and seating is limit to 50 participants (Register at the Reference Desk or by calling (813) 273-3652)
Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
The library will transform into a movie theater so kids can watch Mike and Sulley compete to be the scariest monster in their class. Following the show, guests will have a chance to win the G-rated movie on DVD.

Address:
Riverview Branch Library
10509 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

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Sunset at the Oasis Family Movie Night
Time:
4:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Location: Benito Middle School (Soccer Fields)
Cost: FREE, but donations will be accepted; Bring some extra cash in case there is a charge for food
Info: (813) 631-4694

What’s Doing?
Outreach Assisting in Schools will host a family movie night featuring games, food and a showing of the family movie Dolphin Tale. The film will be shown on an inflatable screen on the school’s soccer field.

Address:
Benito Middle School
10101 Cross Creek Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647

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Firefighters’ Movies In The Park
Time:
Dusk
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Location: England Brothers Park
Cost: FREE to see the movie; Food and drinks available for purchase
Info: (727) 687-4494; Website

What’s Doing?
Pinellas Park Firefighters’ hosts this FREE outdoor family movie event, which raises money for their Benevolent Fund by selling hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as candy, popcorn, nachos and drinks. The Benevolent Fund helps victims and families in the community throughout the holidays.

Address:
England Brothers Bandshell Park
5010 81st Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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Children’s Movie: WALL-E
Time:
3:30-5 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 4118; Safety Harbor Public Library Website

What’s Doing?
Free popcorn and drinks will be provided while kids and their families enjoy a showing of the film WALL-E.

Address:
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Saturday Afternoon At The Movies
Time:
2:30-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Location: Austin Davis Public Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE, but you will need to pick up a free ticket one hour before the film (seats are limited)
Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Catch a movie at the library. This loveable G-rated movie tells the story how a robot in the year 2700 saves the world with a team of misfit robots.

Address:
Austin Davis Public Library
17808 Wayne Road
Odessa, FL 33556

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Movies in the Park
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 853-1016; City of New Port Richey Website

What’s Doing?
Bring chairs and blankets, and maybe even a picnic, and enjoy a movie under the stars. Movie: TBD

Address:
Sims Park
Bank Street and Main Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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Snoopy Thanksgiving
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Location: North Greenwood (Meeting Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 562-4970; Clearwater Public Library Multiple Branch Calendar

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to watch a classic holiday movie and enjoy a Snoopy-inspired Thanksgiving treat.

Address:
North Greenwood Library
905 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755

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Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Family Movie Series
Time:
TBD
Date: TBD (weather permitting)
Location: Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry (Parking Lot)
Cost: The movie and ice cream are FREE, you pay only for your food
Info: (813) 908-0787; Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry Facebook Page

What’s Doing?
Enjoy a FREE family movie outside in the parking lot. Movie title: TBD

NOTE: Follow Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry on Facebook for more details closer to the movie date. Contact the restaurant if you aren’t sure if the movie will be showing due to inclement weather.

Address:
Chick-fil-A at North Dale Mabry
15801 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618

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~~~ SENSORY-FRIENDLY MOVIE ~~~

AMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Info: AMC Theaters Sensory-Friendly Films Website

What’s Doing?
AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films to families affected by autism. Come watch in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

(NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.)

Showing this month:
— Saturday, November 9: Free Birds (PG)

Coming up:
— Saturday, December 7: Frozen 2-D (NR)

Address:
AMC The Regency 20
2496 West Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 685-3396

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 243-4881

AMC Woodlands Square 20
3128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
(727) 771-6643

AMC Tri-City 8
5140 East Bay Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 531-5796

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********************************************************************

~~~ DRIVE-IN THEATERS ~~~
Drive-ins not only offer nostalgia, they also offer movies at a discount. Help support these historic theaters by sharing this unique experience with your children. Check the sites below to see what family-friendly movies are playing this week.

Ruskin Family Drive-In Website
5011 US Highway 41 North
Ruskin, FL 33572

— $6/person, $1/child (age 5-8), FREE for children 4 years old and younger with their own parents (CASH ONLY; admission includes BOTH movies); Food and drinks available for purchase at the concession stand

Fun-Lan Drive-In Website
2302 East Hillsborough Ave?nue
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 234-2311

— $7/adult (age 12+), $2/child (age 5-11); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar

Joy-Lan Drive-In Website
On US Highway 301 near Jordan Road
North of Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 567-5085

— $4/adult, $1/child (age 4-9); Food and drinks available for purchase at the snack bar; FREE parking

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RELATED LINKS:
1. Check the WDTB Calendar for more kid-friendly, family events taking place around the Tampa Bay area.
2. FREE (Or Almost FREE) Crafts for Kids: November 2013
3. FREE In-store Events at Tampa Bay Area Barnes & Noble Stores: November 2013

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