FREE and Cheap Summer Movies In New Orleans

With it being summer in New Orleans, it’s finally the perfect time of year for a movie. Take advantage of these family-friendly events around New Orleans to have some family time.  Here is a list of FREE and Cheap Summer Movies in New Orleans sponsored by Greater New Orleans YMCA Summer Camps. 

Flick and Float Movies at the East Jefferson YMCA

Come swim while you watch a movie at their Flick N Float events all summer long! Outdoor movies by the pool will start at sunset, around 8:00. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the pool, or just hang out on the deck. Concessions will be available.  Cost: FREE for members | $5 for non-members. Call (504) 888-9622  to register. 

  • June 28th – The Incredibles  2
  • July 26th – Capitan Underpants
  • August 9th – The LEGO Movie

Jefferson Parish Library

The Jefferson Parish Libraries show FREE movies through out the summer at various locations.

  • Teen Sci-Fi Afternoon Movie – June 7th, July 12th and July 26th from 2-4pm at the East Bank Regional Library Teen Center.
  • Muppets From Space – June 8th from 2-4pm at the River Ridge Library
  • Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse – June 11th from 2-4 pm at the Live Oak Library
  • Zathura – June 11th from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • E.T – June 15th from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World –  June 15th from 2:30-4:30 pm at Lakeshore Library
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness – June 17th from 4:30-6:30 at Rosedale Library
  • Star Wars: A New Hope –  June 17th from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • Bubblebee –  June 18th from 2-4 pm at the Live Oak Library
  • Zathura –   June 19th from 2:30-4:30 pm at Rosedale Library.
  • A Dogs Way Home –  June 20th from 2-4 pm at the Live Oak Library
  • Wall – E –  June 22nd from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • Space Jam – June 25th from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – June 27th from 2-4 pm at the Live Oak Library
  • The LEGO Movie: The 2nd Part –  June 29th from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World –  July 1st from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • Treasure Planet –  July 6th from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • Hidden Figures –  July 9th from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • Planet 51 – July 13th from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • Wonder Park – July 13th from 2:30-4:30 pm at Lakeshore Library
  • The Cat From Outer Space – July 15th from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • Monsters vs Aliens – July 20th from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet – July 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – July 27th from 2-4 at the River Ridge Library
  • Dumbo – July 27th from 2:30-4:30 pm at Lakeshore Library
  • A Wrinkle In Time – July 29th from 5:30-7:30pm at Wagner Library
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Regal Summer Movie Express

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1 at The Grand Theater in Kenner. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays all summer long!

  • June 11th and 12th –  Despicable Me and Turbo
  • June 18th and 19th – LEGO Batman Movie and The House With the Clock in its Walls
  • June 25th and 26th – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and Paddington 2
  • July 2nd and 3rd – Despicable Me 3 and Dr. Suess The Grinch
  • July 9th and 10th – LEGO Movie 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 16th and 17th-  Small Foot and Secret Life of Pets /animals ,for a 909ol

Dinner and Zoovie at Audubon Zoo

Movie admission is $6 per person (under two years of age free). Add Cool Zoo/Gator Run admission for an additional $7 per person for a total of $13 per person when you purchase your tickets online. You can bring your own picnic dinner or purchase dinner on site!

  • June 14th – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • June 21st – Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse
  • July 12th – Captain Marvel
  • July 26th –  How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Prytania Kids Summer Movie Series

The Prytania Theater is showing both new and classic kids movies all summer long on Friday and Saturday mornings at 10am. Cost is $6.50 per person and includes a kiddle drink and popcorn.

  • June 7 & 8 – Muppets Take Manhattan
  • June 14 & 15 – The Dark Crystal
  • June 21 & 22 – Toy Story 4 (Only 10am show includes popcorn & drink)
  • June 28 & 29 – Labyrinth
  • July 5 & 6 – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
  • July 12 & 13 – Wizard of Oz
  • July 19 & 20 – The Lion King (Only 10am show includes popcorn & drink)
  • July 26 & 27 – The Goonies
  • Aug 2 & 3 – Willy Wonka
  • Aug 9 & 10 – Space Jam
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Kids Canteen

The National WWII Museum has WW2 themed kids movies, crafts and theater snacks for kids ages 5-13 at the Stage Door Canteen through out the summer. Kids are free and adults are $7. Registration is required. Doors open at 10:30am and showtime is at 11am.

  • June 29th – Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • July 20th – Captain America: The First Avenger

Looking for more free and cheap fun this summer? We’ve got you covered! 

ABOUT Greater New Orleans YMCA Summer Camps

Website | East Jefferson YMCA | Belle Chasse YMCA | West St. Tammany YMCA 

The YMCA of Greater New Orleans began in 1852 to assist in the yellow fever epidemic. More than 165 years later, we are still more than just a gym — we’re a cause. As one of the nation’s largest and most trusted non-profits we work with individuals and families, organizations and communities, to help people live well, reduce their risk for chronic disease, and reclaim their health.

We are the 5th oldest YMCA in the country, and for more than a century, our mission has been to provide critical programs that build a healthy body, mind, and spirit for all.

With a focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility, the Y responds to society’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions, and uniting people from all walks of life to work for positive social change.

Our 5 branches serve as wellness centers, family centers, and community centers in Belle Chasse, Lower Plaquemines (Port Sulphur and Buras), East Jefferson and Covington. Beyond these community campuses, our Y’s mission-critical programs include: the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, which helps individuals with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes; YMCA Educational Services (YES!), our adult literacy and workforce development program; YMCA Children’s Unified Benefits and Services (Y CUBS), which works to improve the lives of children living with autism; the Car Seat Safety Outreach program, our vehicle-occupant, safety-education program that provides car seats to low-income families within our Hispanic, immigrant, and refugee communities; and H2Geaux, the Y’s free, mobile, water-safety and –survival course.

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Annually, our Y gives over $1 million in financial assistance to nearly 10,000 lower-income families, members, and program participants, including 600 children and youth. Across our association and community programs, we have work with over 40,000 people each year, including 4,000 seniors and 12,000 children.

 

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Cara
Cara was born in Florida but raised in New Orleans. After living in New Orleans for over 30 years, the beach called her back home. She now lives in Pensacola, FL in her almost beach house. Cara is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 2 kids and 3 dogs. Cara loves all things Disney, the British Royal Family and photography. When she's not working or driving her dancer to 50000 dance classes a week she can be found at the beach!

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