Events in the Valley: Movies for the Summer

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Spend some of those lazy summer days enjoying a movie on the big screen! The valley has tons of options if you want to catch a flick, free family movie nights, a old-fashioned drive in, you can even watch movies while you swim!

Regal Theatre $1 Movies

See recently run children’s movies (all G or PG) for only $1! Roanoke & New River Valley Theatres run slightly different schedules, be sure to check their showtimes!

Carmike Children’s Movie Series

For $4 you get to see a recently run children-friendly movie, a drink & popcorn!

Grandin Theatre Cartoon Saturdays

Introduce your children to the classic Looney Toons & Hanna Barbera Cartoons for FREE. (Don’t forget to stop by Viva La Cupcake for a free mini-cupcake and activity from Growing Up in the Valley!)

Star Light Drive In

See new movies in the comfort of your car! Open in Christiansburg every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Admission is $4/child and $10/adult.

Movies in the Market

A downtown Roanoke tradition continues! Enjoy children’s activities & free family movie once a month during the summer! This year’s line up is: “Big Hero 6” (June 12), “Despicable Me 2” (July 10) and the new “Cinderella”(Aug. 14). Children’s games & activities start at 6PM, film starts at dusk.

Longwood Park Movie Nights

Market too far for you in Salem? Longed Park also hosts free, outdoor movies on Saturdays. This year’s schedule is “Dolphin Tale 2” (June 6), “Million Dollar Arm” (June 27), “Earth to Echo” (Aug. 22), and “Hotel Transylvania” (Oct. 3). Concessions will be available & the first 50 families will receive a free bag of popcorn.

Flick N’ Float

Just can’t decide between swimming and movies? You don’t have to at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center’s weekly Flick-n-Float! The movies start at 6:30pm every Friday in June. Admission for Children (Ages 2-11): $2.00 Youth (Ages 12-17): $3.00 Adult: $5.00 Seniors (Ages 60+): $3.00

CineBowl & Grille

The newest theatre (and closest IMAX!) has speciality pricing every Tuesday this summer. Save a little cash  Tuesdays when movies are $6 all day (IMAX $12.50), burgers and fries meals are $5, and medium popcorns cost $2.50.

The Lyric

The Summer Arts Film Festival is showing  “To Kill a Mockingbird” for free on June 13 & June 17 at 3PM. See a classic movie on the big screen!


Tracy Fisher

Tracy Fisher is Growing Up in the Valley's head designer. She has been a part of the publication since March 2012. She is the proud mother of Charlotte, 6. She also eats too much chocolate.
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