Take your kids to the movies this summer. Seriously. Forget the Redbox, the Netflix, the On-Demand for once and go to an actual theater. Don’t worry about the cost…I’m not kidding. Scavenge the loose change out of the cushions and car floor and you will have enough moolah to hit the theaters. Kids love it, and I promise it won’t break the bank. I love it too- getting out of the house on a hot (or rainy) day and going to the movies is just fun!

blue ridge theater

Just minutes past the Cary border you will find the Carmike Cinemas Blue Ridge 14 movie theater. Located at 600 Blue Ridge Rd in Raleigh, every movie shown here is only $2! Sure, they are a few months behind new releases, but honestly, who cares? They are only $2!

If you go a lot throughout the year, you may also want to invest in their Popcorn Buckets. Basically, you buy a huge bucket of popcorn for around $20+, but then you get to bring that bucket back anytime and refills are only $2.50! Its a great deal- especially one bucket can feed a huge heard of kids- just bring some brown paper lunch bags to help divvy it up.

Another great movie deal can be found this summer in Apex. Check out the Regal Theaters 2012 Summer Movie Express:

The Regal Beaver Creek Stadium, 1441Beaver Creek Commons Drive in Apex, will host kids movies every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am, for only $1! Get there early, cuz the lines are loooong. Here’s this summer’s line-up:

6/12-6/13 (10am):      JOURNEY 2                                            KIT KITTREDGE: AMER GIRL
6/19-6/20 (10am):    DOLPHIN TALE                                     HAPPY FEET TWO
6/26-6/27 (10am):    LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS         YOGI BEAR
7/3-7/4 (10am):         CATS & DOGS: REVENGE                   HUGO
7/10-7/11 (10am):     ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN                 PUSS IN BOOTS
7/17-7/18 (10am):     KUNG FU PANDA 2                               RANGO
7/24-7/25 (10am):   RIO                                                              SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME
7/31-8/1 (10am):      CHIMPANZEE                                         HOODWINKED TOO
8/7-8/8 (10am):       ARTHUR CHRISTMAS                          SMURFS
Plus, if you are a Regal Crown Club member you can get discounts on concessions, including $2 popcorns on Tuesday!
Of course, our own Koka Booth Ampitheatre still has its summer movies going full swing. Price is $3 for 12 years plus (kids under 12 are Free!), and you can bring your own food and beverages! (don’t forget chairs, blankets, and bug spray)
Yes, some of these movies aren’t for kids…but maybe from all the money you’ve saved from these deals, you can afford a babysitter and, gasp, actually go on a date! How romantic!