One excellent feature that our movie theaters offer during the summertime is a weekly cheap movie. These vary by theater, but all are in the mornings and all are very reasonably priced. They are first-come, first-served so don't wait until 5 minutes before starting time and figure you'll always get in. We have actually hit a couple of times where they were full (daycare groups love these!). Most of the time they'll play the movie in multiple theaters, so if you're meeting people there, have a plan in place (we've frequently missed our friends and run into them out in the parking lot afterwards) The concession stands are always open for drink/popcorn/snack sales, and since you are getting such a great deal on your tickets, consider supporting them (believe me, we don't EVER do this except in the summer).
We've attended these for several summers and you can bet we'll hit a few this year as well. These are a great rainy or too-hot day activity, and a nice way to have a playdate with your kids' friends. Here's this year's run down....
Cinemark Theater (Davenport)- Wednesdays. movies begin at 10 AM, Doors open at 9:30. Movies are $1/person OR $5/person for all 10 if you buy your pass in advance at the theater or www.cinemark.com
6/11--Ice Age The Meltdown
7/16--Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
7/23--Walking With Dinosaurs
7/30--The Lego Movie
8/6-- Rio 2
Regal Theater (Moline)- Tues & Wed. movies begin at 10 AM, doors open at 9:30. Movies are $1/person. Choose either movie or see one each day. Tuesdays are a bonus concession day for club members. Get a small popcorn for only $2, or upgrade for a couple dollars more.
6/10-6/11-- The Pirates: Band of Misfits or Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
6/17-6/18--Despicable Me 2 or Arthur Christmas
6/24-6/25-- The Lego Movie or Free Birds
7/1-7/2--Adventures of TinTin or Rise of the Guardians
7/8-7/9-Kung Fu Panda 2 or Madagascar 3
7/15-7/16--The Croods or Epic
7/22-7/23--Turbo or Walking with Dinosaurs
7/29-7/30-- Mr. Peabody & Sherman or Rio 2
Nova 6 Theater (Moline) has closed as of 5/27/14