Summer Family Movie Fun


Summertime is all about family fun and trying new things! And, who doesn’t love a good family film? At the same time, movies can be expensive and loud. Plus, who knows what you’ll see in the previews. If you’re looking for some summer movie fun that is family-friendly, check out these great options.

The Tivoli Theater offers a free kid-friendly movie series featuring movies released in 2016. Movies will start at 10:30am, with doors opening at 10:00am. Please note that this theater only seats 286 guests and the free summer movie series is very popular. Please plan to arrive early to ensure a seat.

The 1:30pm show time is reserved for local daycares by appointment only. 

The Tivoli Theater is located at 24 N. Washington Street, Spencer, IN 47460. For general movie information, visit their website.

  • June 14: Secret Life of Pets
  • June 21: Ice Age: Collision Course
  • June 28: Trolls
  • July 5: Storks 
  • July 12: Sing
  • July 19: Monster Trucks
  • July 29: The Lego Batman Movie


Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series offer a summer series of movies in the park. Bring your favorite food, picnic blanket and bug spray, and have fun! Admission is free and open to the general public. More info

  • August 18: Pete’s Dragon (PG)9:00 PM, Bryan Park
  • August 25: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13), 8:15 PM, Butler Park
  • September 1: Secret Life of Pets (PG)8:45 PM, Bryan Park
  • September 8: Double Indemnity (NR), 8:35 PM, Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park
  • September 15: Tomorrowland (PG), 8:30 PM, Bryan Park

The drive-in tends to start late and go late into the night, but it’s still a ton of fun and a summer rite of passage for many. 

Starlite Drive-In Theater

7640 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, Indiana 47403

Showings updated weekly on the Facebook page and website
Gates open at 8:00pm, rain or shine.

Age 13 and older $9.00
Children (5-12) $5.00
Children under 5 are free

Cinema 67 Drive-In Theater

2037 State Highway 67, Spencer, IN 47460

Showings updated weekly on the Facebook page and website 
Gates open at 7:30pm, rain or shine.

Adults $9.00
Children (5-11) $5.00
Children under 5 are free

Centerbrook Drive-In Theater

6735 State Road 67 North, Martinsville, IN 46151

Showings updated weekly on the Facebook page and website
Gates open at 8:00 pm, rain or shine
**Cash only for admission**

Adults $10.00
Ages 6-12 $5.00 
Ages under 5 are free

What free/cheap summer movie fun do you enjoy?

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