Cheap Family Movie Deals All Summer Long Near Upstate, SC

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Looking for cheap movies this summer? Many theaters are offering low-cost movie deals to keep the entire family entertained throughout the summer. So, grab some delicious popcorn and escape the humid summer heat at one of these upstate movie theaters offering 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!

As of 2022, the majority of theaters have opened to 100% capacity. Theaters may have varying requirements for face masks, social distancing, and other safety protocols. Please contact the theater you are planning to visit to confirm their specific requirements before visiting.

This article includes:
Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Deals: Greenville, Spartanburg & More
Anderson, SC 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 beginning in June 2022! Regal offers these showings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $2. All movies have either G or PG ratings.  Two movies are available each day. Some of the movies being shown include Sing 2, Penguins of Madagascar, The Lego Movie, and The Lego Ninjago Movie. Regal Cinema has two Greenville locations, two Spartanburg locations, and theaters in Anderson, Simpsonville, and Asheville.

Summer Movie Titles at Regal Cinemas

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.

June 7 and 8: The Lorax and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
June 14 and 15: Abominable and The LEGO Batman Movie
June 21 and 22: Despicable Me and Pokemon Detective Pikachu
June 28 and 29: Despicable Me 2 and Space Jam
July 5 and 6: Sing and Puss in Boots
July 12 and 13: Sing 2 and Space Jam: A New Legacy
July 19 and 20: Despicable Me 3 and Tom & Jerry
July 26 and 27: Minions and Trolls World Tour
August 2 and 3: The Croods: A New Age and The Boss Baby: Family Business
August 9 and 10: Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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 7, 2022, and will run until August 10, 2022. Schedule is below:

June 7 and 8: An American Tail
June 14 and 15: Despicable Me
June 20 and 21: Curious George
June 28 and 29: Pets
July 5 and 6: Sing 2
July 12 and 13: The Land Before Time
July 19 and 20: The Lorax
July 26 and 27: The Tale of Despereaux
August 2 and 3: Despicable Me 3
August 8 and 9: Minions

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

$5 Movies In Gaffney, SC at The Big E

The $5 Summer Movie Series at The Big E in Gaffney returns in May 2022. The promotional series will begin on May 30, 2022. Movies showings occur Monday-Saturday at 10:30 am. The 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

Schedule is below:

May 30 – June 4: Spirit Untamed
June 6 – June 11: Clifford the Big Red Dog
June 13 – June 18: Paw Patrol: The Movie
June 20 – June 25: Tom and Jerry
June 27 – July 2: Scoob!
July 5 – July 9: Sing 2
July 11 – July 16: The Boss Baby 2
July 18 – July 23: Space Jam
July 25 – July 30: Sonic The Hedgehog
August 1 – August 6: The Addams Family 2

$6 Tickets Every Tuesday at NCG Cinema in Spartanburg

Tickets for most 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

Cheap 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.

June 15 and 16: Sonic
June 22 and 23: Clifford the Big Red Dog
June 29 and 30: Paw Patrol
July 6 and 7: Spongebob
July 13 and 14: The LEGO Movie
July 20 and 21: Scoob
July 27 and 28: Tom & Jerry
August 3 and 4: Space Jam

Have you been eagerly awaiting these Summer movie deals?

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8 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?

8 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!

7 years ago

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

7 years ago
Reply to  shannon

Thanks, Shannon. We have lots of great posts and information planned. If you subscribe via email, you will get a newsletter each week that contains links to all our new content.

Kenneth Greenwood
6 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.

6 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
3 years ago

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

Cheri Stow
6 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.

6 years ago
Reply to  Cheri Stow

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

5 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
5 years ago

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

Sarah Hopper
3 years ago

What location is the Greenville listing? Hollywood 20?

3 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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago
Reply to  Sydney

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

Rebecca Buchanan
3 years ago

What times do they start

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

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