Cheap Family Movie Deals All Summer Long Near Greenville, SC

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Looking for cheap movies this summer, or a “dollar movie theater”? Many theaters offer low-cost movie deals to keep the entire family entertained throughout the summer.

So, find that “cheap movie theater near me” with the help of this list, then grab some delicious popcorn and escape the humid summer heat. These upstate movie theaters offer showings of popular movies at an affordable price.

These promotions are so cheap that even your kids might break open their piggy bank and treat you to a movie date!

Cheap summer movies for kids

This article includes:
Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Deals: Greenville, Spartanburg & More
Anderson, SC Cheap Summer Movie Deals
Gaffney, SC Summer Movie Deals
Spartanburg, SC Movie Deals
Seneca, Easley, & Greenwood Summer Movie Deals

Did you know that several of the movie theaters in the Greenville area offer super cheap movies over the summer months?

With plenty of hot afternoons ahead and cranky kids to entertain, catching one of these movies would be the perfect way to spend your afternoon. Please check with venues before attending as information may change without notice.

Also, don’t forget the fun experience of free outdoor movies and drive-in movies that the Upstate offers!

$2 Movies at Regal Cinemas

Have a Regal Cinema near you? Regal Cinemas offer Summer Movie Express all summer long! Regal offers these showings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $2. All movies have either G or PG ratings.

Regal Cinema has two Greenville locations, two Spartanburg locations, and theaters in Anderson, Simpsonville, and Asheville.

Summer Movie Express Titles begin May 23rd and end September 6th. Titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Underpants, Sponge Bob, Minions and more.

Summer Movie Titles

Here’s the list of movies and dates at Regal Cinemas in our area. These are fairly consistent at all our local locations. Times do vary – usually between 10 am – 12 pm start times – so be sure to plug in your location to get the correct time and movie playing.

  • May 23 and May 24, 2023: How to Train Your Dragon and Abominable
  • May 30 and May 31, 2023: The Croods: A New Age and Shrek Forever After
  • June 6 and June 7, 2023: Puss in Boots and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • June 13 and June 14, 2023: Sing and Spongebob Movie: A Sponge Out of Water
  • There are more movies! See the rest of the Regal Summer Movie Schedule.

Cheap Movies in Anderson at AmStar 14

In addition to their Super Saver Tuesday, AmStar 14 has a Summer Kid’s Flicks series. $5 gets guests admission, a box of popcorn, and a soda. Their carefully curated list of kid’s films occurs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am and it includes fun favorites like Despicable Me, Curious George, and Sing 2.

Summer Movie Titles at AmStar 14

The promotion will begin on June 13, 2023, and will run until August 16, 2023. Schedule is below:

June 13 and 14, 2023: Chicken Run
June 20 and 21, 2023: Madagascar
June 27 and 28, 2023: Megamind
July 4 and 5, 2023: Boss Baby
July 11 and 12, 2023: Trolls
July 18 and 19, 2023: The Bad Guys
July 25 and 26, 2023: Kung Fu Panda
August 1 and 2, 2023: Over the Hedge
August 8 and 9, 2023: Captain Underpants
August 15 and 16, 2023: Home

$5 Movies In Gaffney, SC at The Big E

The $5 Summer Movie Series at The Big E in Gaffney returns in May 2023. The promotional series will begin on May 29, 2023. Movies showings occur Monday-Saturday at 10:30 am.

More than just a movie ticket! The $5 package includes one summer series movie viewing, popcorn, soda, and a $2 game card.

Check The Big E’s website for the most up-to-date information on this movie series.

Summer Movie Titles at The Big E

$6 Tickets Every Tuesday at NCG Cinema in Spartanburg

Tickets for matinee showtimes on Tuesdays are only $6. Some restrictions may apply so make sure you check NCG’s website or call before heading to the cinema.

See also Regal Cinema Summer Express for more summer movie options in Spartanburg, SC.

Kids at the movies

FREE Summer Movies! Movies in Easley, Seneca, & Greenwood

Premiere Cinemas in Easley, Seneca, and Greenwood offers free kid movie deals all summer long. Showings of movies will occur on Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. with a wonderful lineup of family-friendly movies. This totally free program starts June 7th and 8th, 2023 with SC League of Super Pets. The last free movie is July 26 and 27th, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Have you been eagerly awaiting these Summer movie deals?

Want to go see a free outdoor movie near Greenville, SC? Be sure to check our guide for all the latest opportunities!

Heading to Columbia, SC? Here are the free and cheap summer movies in Columbia, SC.

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9 years ago

You listed a different movie for Tues and Wed of each week. Last year they offered both movies on both Tues and Wed. Is that not the case this year?

9 years ago
Reply to  Hope

Thanks, Hope. I had misread the schedule. You are correct. Both movies are offered for each week on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’ve now fixed the schedule. Thanks!

9 years ago

Interested in your posts and the info you have to share for children this summer. Thank you.

9 years ago
Reply to  shannon

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Kenneth Greenwood
7 years ago

We are curious about what inexpensive events are around Greenville. We are new to the area and recently retired, so the dollar movies sound promissing, but it appears they are mostly kid movies. We will be looking forward to your suggestions.

7 years ago

There are free movies shown in Falls Park at the beginning and end of the summer that target adults. You would likely also enjoy the free summer Shakespeare performances at Falls Park as well in the summer. GCMA offers free Sunday programming most Sundays and there are also free summer concerts at most of the downtown areas during the warm months. I would also recommend checking out the festival schedule as most of that is free (besides parking). I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

Sherri L Akridge
4 years ago

How do you find out about the movies that are playing and where?

Cheri Stow
7 years ago

I’m trying to find a movie theater in the Greenville/Simpsonville area with discounted tickets for my grand kids, but on the weekends only. Camelot is all I could find for one adult and 3 kids at $31, not including popcorn & drinks. $50 is a lot for a movie.

7 years ago
Reply to  Cheri Stow

There is a $1 theater in Spartanburg if you are willing to drive.

6 years ago

Is there a discounted movie this coming Tue 5-23-2017 around Travelers Rest ? I have 7 kids
And I need to find some kind of entertainment for them on this perticular day. I appreciate your help.

Amanda poplin
6 years ago

What times and the dollar movies showing at regal cenimas or is itvonly at 10:00 on Tues and wed

Sarah Hopper
4 years ago

What location is the Greenville listing? Hollywood 20?

4 years ago
Reply to  Sarah Hopper

There are two Greenville locations:
Regal Cherrydale Stadium 16 (3221 Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29609), Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 & RPX – Greenville (1029 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29607),

Easley Premiere Cinemas 8 has a sponsor this year, making their movies free this summer.

4 years ago

I cannot seem to find times for these movies? I would imagine they were the same time each week? Any ideas?

4 years ago
Reply to  Sydney

“All $1 movies are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am.”

Rebecca Buchanan
4 years ago

What times do they start

4 years ago

“All $1 movies are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am.”

4 years ago

Premiere in Easley has always had FREE Movies on Tues & Wed. 10am & 11am