Free and cheap summer movies; outdoor movies in Myrtle Beach

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By MyrtleBeach.com
June 17, 2013

Summer blockbusters are great, but if you're looking to catch a show on the cheap, check out these free or low-cost family movie options this summer around the Myrtle Beach area. Choose from kids movies shown weekday mornings at several theaters around town, or watch a movie under the stars on several outdoor screens this summer.

Free, Cheap Summer Kids Movies

Grand 14, 4002 Deville Street at The Market Common, Myrtle Beach
Catch a family flick for free at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer at Grand 14 Cinemas at The Market Common. Popcorn and kids' soft drinks are just $1 each.

  • June 18, 19, 20 – The Smurfs
  • June 25, 26, 27 – Rise of the Guardians
  • July 2, 3, 4 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • July 9, 10, 11 – Despicable Me
  • July 16, 17, 18 – Madagascar 3
  • July 23, 24, 25 – Paranorman
  • July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • Aug. 6, 7, 8 – Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Aug. 13, 14, 15 – Hotel Transylvania
  • Aug. 20, 21, 22 – The Pirates: Band of Misfits

Frank Theatres, 10125 Highway 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet
Admission is just $1 for Franks Theatre's summer movie series. Family movies are shown at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout summer. (Check the movie hotline for schedules in case of changes)

  • June 18, 20 – Despicable Me
  • June 25, 27 – The Lorax
  • July 2, 4 – The Smurfs
  • July 9, 11 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • July 16, 18 – Kung Fu Panda
  • July 23, 25 – Madagascar
  • July 30, Aug. 1 – Puss N Boots
  • Aug. 6, 8 – Rise of the Guardians

Cinemark Myrtle Beach, 2100 Coastal Grand Circle at the Coastal Grand Mall, Myrtle Beach
Check out Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse with kids' movies at 10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays this summer. Admission is $1, or pay $5 for all 10 movies.

  • June 10, 11, 12 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)
  • June 17, 18, 19 – Horton Hears a Who (G)
  • June 24, 25, 26 – The Smurfs (PG)
  • July 1, 2, 3 –  Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG)
  • July 8, 9, 10 – Dolphin Tale (PG)
  • July 15, 16, 17 – Happy Feet (PG)
  • July 22, 23, 25 – Oceans (G)
  • July 29, 30, 31 – Rio (G)
  • Aug. 5, 6, 7 – Chimpanzee (G)
  • Aug. 12, 13, 14 – Alvin and the Chipmunks (PG)

Rivertowne Stadium 12, 220 Rivertown Blvd., Conway
The Summer Movie series at Rivertowne Stadium 12 in Conway includes a kid-friendly movie at $1 admission. Movies are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer.

  • June 18, 20 – How to Train Your Dragon
  • June 25, 27 – Despicable Me
  • July 2, 4 – Monsters vs. Aliens
  • July 9, 11 – Hotel Transylvania
  • July 16, 18 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • July 23, 25 – Rise of the Guardians

Outdoor Summer Movies

Valor Park, The Market Common

Check out Movies Under the Stars at 9 p.m. Wednesdays this summer in Valor Park at The Market Common. Beer and wine will be for sale along with gourmet snacks and popcorn. Bring a chair or blanket, but please do not bring alcohol to this event.

  • June 19 – Sister Act (PG)
  • June 26 – Father of the Bride (PG)
  • July 3 – E.T. – The extra-terrestrial (PG)
  • July 10 – Despicable Me (PG)
  • July 17 – Goonies (PG)
  • July 24 – The Lion King (G)
  • July 31 – Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G)
  • Aug. 7 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG)
  • Aug. 14 – Three Men and a Baby (PG)
  • Aug. 21 – City Slickers (PG-13)
  • Aug. 28 – Jurassic Park (PG-13)

McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach
Join the fun in North Myrtle Beach at Movies @ McLean on select Friday nights through the summer. Movies start 15 minutes after sundown. Bring a chair or blanket and get cozy with concessions from the North Myrtle Beach Lions Club.

  • July 12 – Escape from Planet Earth (PG)
  • Aug. 9 – Here Comes the Boom (PG)
  • Sept. 13 – Brave (PG)
  • Oct. 11 – Frankenweenie (PG)

Riverfront Park, 1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway
The Movies in the Park series in Conway features family friendly movies shown on a giant 15' by 25' inflatable screen. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Popcorn, snacks and drinks are available for sale. Shows begin at dusk.

  • July 12 – Skyfall
  • July 26 – The Sandlot
  • Aug. 9 – Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Oct. 27 – Monster House

Martin Field, corner of Dogwood Drive South and Sixth Avenue South, Surfside Beach
Relax with the family at Surfside Beach's Movies After Dark at 9 p.m. Thursdays this summer at Martin Field. Admission is free, and concessions will be sold. Bring a blanket or chairs.

  • June 20 – We Bought a Zoo
  • June 27 – Horton Hears a Who
  • July 11 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • July 18 – Bee Movie
  • July 25 – Parental Guidance
  • Aug. 1 – Kung Fu Panda
  • Aug. 8 – Hotel for Dogs
  • Aug. 15 – Madagascar 2
  • Aug. 22 – Cocoon
  • Aug. 29 – The Sandlot

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