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Free or Cheap Summer Movie Guide

Summer 2021

May 27, 2021

Free (or cheap) movie showings of kid-friendly films make for great fun during the summer months without breaking the bank. Not only is it refreshing to escape the heat in an air-conditioned theatre, who doesn't love seeing a movie on the big screen? Or how about an outdoor movie, watching the moving pictures while stars shine above in the evening sky?

There are plenty of movie showings to choose from this summer in the Western Piedmont.  Here are the schedules for Summer 2021... and we'll be adding more as they are released! You'll find all of these showings on our calendar under the appropriate dates. If you know of any other programs not mentioned here, please email me.  Please keep in mind that while every effort is made to provide the most up-to-date information, events are not confirmed after being added and are subject to change. We always suggest checking with the host prior to heading out.


Summer Vacation Movie Series at Golden Ticket Cinemas Twin Lenoir
1966 Morganton Blvd SW in Lenoir, (828) 394-0277
Now you can buy your tickets online. 

$1 Showings, $5 Movie Plus Drink and Popcorn




Summer Movies 2021 Marquee Cinemas Mimosa 7, Morganton
101 South Green Street Morganton, 828-437-4640 
Free Admission



Summer Movie Nights at Municipal Park
950 Malcolm Blvd, Rutherford College, (828) 874-0333
Free Admission 



Drive-In Movies at Statesville Leisure Pool
1877 Simonton Rd, Stateville
Admission $5 Per Person, under 1 Year free

Free Willy, May 30th
Moana, June 25th
Raya and the Last Dragon, July 30th
Tom & Jerry, August 27th


Movies in the Park Series
Statesville Parks and Recreation
Free Admission


June 11th | The Goonies | Stateveille Soccer Complex
July 9th | The Karate Kid | MLKJ Park Amphitheater
August 13th | Little Giants | Harris Park
September 10th | The Little Rascals | Stateville Soccer Complex


Summer Movies in the Park
City of Claremont
Free Admission

June 10th - Trolls World Tour



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