FREE Family Movies & Sensory-Friendly Film: April 2012

Spring is here. And with it comes late nights out. A great chance to see a FREE movie. We have compiled this list of the various film events to help your family plan.

If you know of any family movies going on that we’ve missed, please leave a comment to let us know about them. And be sure to check back often, as we will be adding family movie events as we find them throughout the month. Thanks!

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Hoot movie posterEarly Release Day Movies
Time: 2:30-4 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2012
Location: Largo Public Library (Children’s Program Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Every Saturday, the Largo Public Library invites you to come watch a FREE movie. Have fun with friends and enjoy giggling together watching a quick flick.

— Wednesday, April 4: HOP (2011) PG
— Wednesday, April 11: Puss in Boots (2011) PG
— Wednesday, April 18: Wall-E (2008) G
— Wednesday, April 25: Hoot (2006) PG

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

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Johnny English Reborn movie posterSunsets at Pier 60 Sunset Theatre
Time: All movies start at dusk
Date: Every Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting
Location: Pier 60
Cost: FREE; Popcorn and soft drinks are available for sale
Info: (727) 449-1036; Website

What’s Doing?
Sunsets at Pier 60 is a daily FREE family festival that includes artisans, 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 sitting chair, and watch a movie on the jumbo screen.
The Smurfs movie poster
— Friday, April 6: Hop/PG
— Saturday, April 7: Secret of Moonacre/PG
— Friday, April 13: Johnny English Reborn/PG
— Saturday, April 14: Legally Blonde/PG-13
— Friday, April 20: No Movies Due to Iron Girl Marathon
— Saturday, April 21: No Movies Due to Iron Girl Marathon
— Friday, April 27: The Smurf’s/PG
— Saturday, April 28: Jack & Jill/PG

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

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Tangled Ever After DVD CoverThe Disney Store In-Store Event
Time:
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Location: The Disney Store
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids to The Disney Store for a special showing of the animated short film — a mini-sequel to 2010 animated film Tangled.

NOTE: The minimum age for participation is 3 years. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Call your local store for more information.

Address:
Locate a Disney Store near you.

The Disney Store
Brandon Town Center Mall
550 Brandon Town Center Mall
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 661-2004

The Disney Store
International Plaza
2223 NW Shore Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 870-0467

The Disney Store
Westfield Countryside
27001 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 791-8876

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Popcorn and a Movie
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Location: Land O’ Lakes Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Have fun at the library while watching a G- or PG-rated film. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy FREE popcorn and juice during the show!

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

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HOP movie posterSaturday Afternoon Movies
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 14 & 21, 2012
Location: Largo Public Library (Children’s Program Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Every Saturday, the Largo Public Library invites you to come watch a FREE movie. Have fun with friends and enjoy giggling together watching a quick flick.

— Saturday, April 7: HOP (2011) PG
— Saturday, April 14: Puss in Boots (2011) PG
— Saturday, April 21: Wall-E (2008) G

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

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City of Largo FREE "Movies in the Park" series logoFREE Movies in the Park
Time: Event begins at 7 p.m.; Movie starts at dusk
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: FREE; On-site parking and concessions will be available
Info: (727) 587-6755; Website; Facebook Event Page

What’s Doing?
Grab the family and a blanket, and head out to Largo Central Park for this year’s “Movies in the Park” series. Themed children’s activities will take place at 7 p.m., followed by the movie Dolphin Tale at dusk. This week’s theme: “Aqua Zone.”

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

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Movies in the Park
Time:
Sundown
Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Location: Baybridge Park
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Westchase’s FREE family movies in the park continues in April with a showing of HOP. Movies start at sundown. Bring chairs and blankets and settle in for a great movie night.

Even Better! There will be FREE popcorn for everyone!

Address:
Baybridge Park
10017 Bridgeton Drive
Tampa, FL 33626

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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
Time:
2-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Location: Austin Davis Public Library (Community Room)
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Relax as the Austin Davis Library turns into a theater and presents the story of a cat who becomes famous for his sword fighting. Can you guess what movie it is?

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

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Movie and Popcorn
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Location: South Holiday Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Relax as South Holiday Branch Library turns into a theater to present a fun film for children in grades 4th-7th. FREE snacks will be provided.

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

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"Enchanted" DVD Cover ArtChildren’s Movie: Enchanted
Time:
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Location: Safety Harbor Public Library
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 724-1525, ext. 118; Website

What’s Doing?
A classic Disney fairytale lands in modern-day New York City when a storybook princess is thrust into present day Manhattan by an evil queen. Her prince follows after to rescue her but her journey causes her to change her view on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer.

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

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City of Largo FREE "Movies in the Park" series logoFREE Movies in the Park
Time: Event begins at 7 p.m.; Movie starts at dusk
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Location: Largo Central Park
Cost: FREE; On-site parking and concessions will be available
Info: (727) 587-6755; Website; Facebook Event Page

What’s Doing?
Grab the family and a blanket, and head out to Largo Central Park for this year’s “Movies in the Park” series. Themed children’s activities will take place at 7 p.m., followed by the movie Happy Feet 2 at dusk. This week’s theme: “All About the Artic.”

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

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Battle for Terra movie posterSpring Free For All
Time:
Movies start at dark (On April 20, sunset will occur around 8:25 p.m.)
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Location: Sims Park
Cost: FREE movie
Info: (727) 967-6726; Website

What’s Doing?
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and enjoy a FREE outdoor showing of the film Battle for Terra.

NOTE: In case of rain, the movie will be screened inside Queen of Peace Hall, located directly behind the Sims Park Bandshell.

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

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Children’s Popcorn and a Movie
Time: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Location: New River Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Bring your children to the library to enjoy FREE popcorn and a movie for children in K-5th grades.

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

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Chipwrecked cover artChildren’s Movie: Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Time:
2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Location: Dunedin Public Library (Community Rooms A & B)
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 298-3080; Website

What’s Doing?
Children are invited to enjoy this fun, G-rated movie along with their families.

Address:
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin Florida 34698

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Family Film
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Location: 78th Street Community Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Relax as 78th Street Community Library turns into a theater to present a fun, family film. FREE snacks will be provided.

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

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Family Movie Matinee
Time:
2-4 p.m.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Location: Hugh Embry Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Family movies are FREE for kids age 12 and younger with parent/guardian, and include FREE popcorn and juice.

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

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Interactive Kung Fu Movie
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 30, 2012
Location: North Tampa Branch Library
Cost: FREE
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
Join Library staff for a super fun move experience where the kids get to take part in the action … with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun. (NOTE: Props limited to the first 25 children.)

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

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SENSORY-FRIENDLY FILM
(Not FREE; Regular admission prices apply)

"Mirror Mirror" Movie PosterAMC Sensory-Friendly Films
Time:
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Location: Participating AMC Theaters
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply
Info: 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.

The April film is: Mirror Mirror

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

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

AMC Veterans Expressway 24
9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634

Rainbow Film Strips: Image: Idea go / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 
 

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