There will be plenty of new movies opening in theaters during the traditional blockbuster month of July. But there are also plenty of places to watch fascinating documentaries or second-run films, often at low prices. Some include water fun!
Here’s a roundup of cool summer movie events for kids and families:
This film uses cutting-edge macroscopic technology to bring viewers face-to-face with the insect world. Shows twice daily on the Irene P Flinn IMAX Theater’s 5-story screen. Continues through Oct. 6. $9; $8 ages 3-17; does not include general admission. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St., Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org.
Children’s Summer Series
All ages will enjoy these G-rated movies. 11 a.m. weekdays. $3. Studio Movie Grill, 15515 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale. 480-991-3106 or studiomoviegrill.com.
- July 4-8: “Horton Hears a Who”
- July 11-15: “The Peanuts Movie”
- July 18-22: “Chicken Run”
- July 25-30: “Rio”
Dive ‘n’ Movies
Catch a movie while floating under the stars at the wave pool. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday. Free with admission: $19.99 after 4 p.m.; free ages 2 and younger. Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix, 4243 W. Pinnacle Park Road, Glendale. 623-201-2000 or wetnwildphoenix.com.
- July 7-8: “Goosebumps” (PG)
- July 14-15: “Ant Man” (PG-13)
- July 21-22: “Inside Out” (PG)
- July 28-29: “The Good Dinosaur” (PG)
Harkins Theatres Summer Movie Fun
Family-friendly films with a PG rating. 9:45 a.m. weekdays (doors open at 9am). $2 per movie or $7 for 10 movies. Harkins Theatres Valleywide. harkinstheatres.com/smf.
- July 4-8: “The SpongeBob Movie”
- July 11-15: “Hotel Transylvania 2”
- July 18-22: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
- July 25-29: “Walking with Dinosaurs”
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean
The son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean. Shows twice daily on the Irene P Flinn IMAX Theater’s 5-story screen. Continues through Oct. 6. $9 adults ($6 members), $8 ages 3-17 ($5 members); does not include general admission. Arizona Science Center, 600 E Washington St, Phoenix. 602-716-2000 or azscience.org.
Summer Movie Marathon
All ages. Enjoy newly released G- or PG-rated movies. Noon to 2 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in July (except July 4). Free. Peoria Main Library, 8463 W Monroe St, Peoria. 623-773-7562 or library.peoriaaz.gov.
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