Where to Find Free Indoor Movies in NJ this Summer

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In addition to popular free outdoor movie screenings across NJ, free indoor movies at NJ theaters will help you beat the heat and save those hard-earned bucks!. Here are some places you can go.

Bow Tie Cinemas

Stop by at select Bow Tie Cinemas theaters in Ridgefield, South Orange or Hoboken to attend the Summer Kids Series every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am. The series runs from June 25 through August 21 on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • June 25-June 26 – Trolls
  • July 2-3 – Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation
  • July 9-10 – Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 16-17 – Sing
  • July 23-24 – Shrek
  • July 30-31 – Minions
  • August 6-7 – The Grinch
  • August 13-14 – The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  • August 20-21 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

City Plex 12

Free Kids Summer Films Series in Newark provides gratis family-friendly movies every Wednesday and Thursday. Admission opens at 9 am on a first-come, first-served basis and movies begins at 10 am.

  • June 25-June 26 – Peter Rabbit
  • July 3-4 – The Smurfs
  • July 10-11 – Despicable Me 3
  • July 17-18 – Ferdinand
  • July 24-25 – The Boss Baby
  • July 31- August 1 – Wonder
  • August 7-8 – Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • August 14-15 – Mr.Peabody & Sherman
  • August 21-22 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • August 28-29 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Marquee Cinemas

Toms River Marquee Cinemas hosts a free summer movie series at 9:30 am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays featuring two recently released (G and PG rated) films each day. Ask about drink and popcorn details.

  • July 9-10 – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation or The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 16-17 – Sherlock Gnomes or Shrek
  • July 23-24 – Kung Fu Panda or Peter Rabbit
  • July 30-31 – Smallfoot or Early Man
  • August 6-7 – Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch or Despicable Me 2
  • August 13-14 – Despicable Me 3 or Happy Feet
  • August 20-21 – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part or Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
  • August 27-28 – Wonder Park or How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The State Theatre 15

Take your kids to State Theatre as they host free summer movies every Tuesday at 10:30 am and 7 pm. Check out movies including ranging from Marvel flicks to deep down in the ocean blue with Nemo.

  • July 3 – Captain America: The First Avenger (6:30 pm)
  • July 9 – Finding Nemo
  • July 16 – Ernest & Celestine
  • July 23 – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • July 30 – Mary Poppins Returns
  • August 6 – Incredibles 2

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Catch a free indoor movie with your kids as Captain Marvel takes over the Mayo Performing Arts Center screen. The movie has two showings: 10:30 am and 7 pm.

  • July 25 – Captain Marvel

And if you’re willing to spend a little bit of change, these low-cost movie options are available, too.

AMC Theatres Summer Movie Camp

The fun starts at 10 am at AMC Loews Seacourt 10 in Toms River for just $4. The kids pack offers kids drink, popcorn and candy.

  • June 19 – Hotel Transylvania: Summer Vacation
  • June 26 – Rascal Rebel Rabbit
  • July 3 – Smallfoot
  • July 10 – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
  • July 17 – Teen Titans Go! To The Movies
  • July 24 – The House With A Clock In Its Walls
  • July 31 – Trolls
  • August 7 – How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • August 14 – Wonder Park

Harvey Cedars Fire House

Harvey Cedars offers a free movie night every second and fourth Tuesday from June 12 through August 28 from 7-9 pm. Admission is $1/kids and $2/adults, plus popcorn and soda are available. Titles are still TBD.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday in June, July, August

Regal Summer Movie Express

An (almost) free indoor summer movie experience is being offered in Burlington, Hamilton, May’s Landing, Phillipsburg, Vineland, Turnersville and Manahawkin. If you’re willing to spend $1, you can see a fun flick with your family on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am from July 9 through August 29.

  • June 18-19 – BONUS WEEK in Burlington and Phillipsburg only. The LEGO Batman Movie and The House With a Clock In Its Walls
  • June 25-26 – The House With a Clock In Its Walls and Paddington 2
  • July 2-3 – Despicable Me 3 and Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)
  • July 9-10 – The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 16-July 17 – Smallfoot and The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 23-July 24 – The LEGO Movie and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
  • July 30-31 – Sing and How To Train Your Dragon 2
  • August 6-7 – Penguins of Madagascar and The Boss Baby
  • August 13-14 –  Kung Fu Panda 3 and The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • August 20-21 – Trolls and Minions
  • August 27-28 – Madagascar and Shrek 2
  • September 3-4 – How To Train Your Dragon and Storks

Looking for free outdoor movies this summer? We’ve got those, too!