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By Miriam Raftery

Looking for some affordable family entertainment?  On Tuesday and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. all summer long, 350 Regal Entertainment group cinemas (including theaters in East County) are offering $1 movie showings. 

East County theaters include Edwards Rancho San Diego Stadium 15 and Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX, both in El Cajon. Click here to find the schedule for a theater near you.

Dollar days at the movies were a bargain back when I was in college a few decades ago, and an even bigger savings today, with inflation, especially for families with kids off for summer vacation in need of some entertaining options on a limited budget.

Films to be shown are listed below.

  • Week 1

    Hotel Transylvania

    The Smurfs 2
  • Week 2

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

    The Pirates: Band of Misfits
  • Week 3

    Arthur Christmas

    Despicable Me 2
  • Week 4

    The Lego Movie

    Free Birds
  • Week 5

    The Adventures of Tintin

    Rise of the Guardians
  • Week 6

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Madagascar 3
  • Week 7

    The Croods

  • Week 8


    Walking with Dinosaurs
  • Week 9

    Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Rio 2

Tickets for Summer Movie Express films must be purchased at the theater. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.


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