by Edie Moser
A night at the movies in Bucks County doesn’t have to cost you a thing. From local libraries to parks there are free family movies to enjoy almost every weekend and as a bonus, some even offer free popcorn. If you are viewing outside bring your own comfy chair or a blanket and lay out under the stars while you watch a flick.
MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY
The Warminster Township Free Library offers a series of free movies all summer long. Check out the line up here. You can view these at the library at 1076 Emma Lane in Warminster.
July 3 from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. – I can only Imagine
Free screening of this family drama that focuses on the relationship between father and son starring: Dennis Quaid & J. Michael Finley Popcorn will be provided! No registration required.
July 14 from 2:00-4:00pm – Every Day
A teenage romance in which 16- year- old Rhiannon falls in love with A, a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day.
No registration. Popcorn provided!
July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. – Peter Rabbit
Join Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-Tail as they enjoy cavorting in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. No registration. Popcorn provided!
August 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – Paddington 2
A clever bear named Paddington takes on a few jobs, so he can buy a present for his Aunt Lucy who is turning 100.
No registration. Popcorn provided!
SATURDAYS IN THE SUMMER
Movies in the Park Newtown will be sponsoring Summer Movies to be shown at Linton Park, South Lincoln and Penn Streets in Newtown.
July 11 at 8 p.m. – Annie, Free screening of the show based on the hit Broadway musical.
July 18 at 8 p.m. Coco – An animated film that speaks of multi-generational love and death and memory.
MOVIES ON MAIN Shops at Valley Square
The town center at the Shoppes at Valley Square will be the place for these movies and entertainment events. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the fun under the stars. There will also be a moon Bounce and DJ on hand. They will be shown at 1501 Main Street in Warrington. This event is free and open to the community. Seating in the grassy area is limited.
July 12th from 7 – 11 p.m.- Up!
The Pixar film features a senior man named Carl who was a balloon salesman. He embarks on a dream of flying to South America and discovers a stowaway named Russell onboard.
July 26th from 7 – 11 p.m. – Cars
Fast-paced animated cars come together for a race to the finish in this action-oriented film.
August 9th from 7 to 9 p.m. – Frozen
In this tale two princesses Anna and Elsa, the curse laid upon them by the Snow Queen, and the twists and turns it takes to bring warmth back to their homeland.
STORYTIME BOOK READING OF THE LITTLE MERMAID
Saturday, July 21st from 9 – 10 AM
This is not a film, but a rendering of the story behind the film.
Children will have such fun as they hear an “Ariel” Princess character read.
The Little Mermaid features the character of Ariel who decides to give up being a mermaid, so she can live on land.
STORYTIME BOOK READING OF PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE
Saturday, August 4th 9 – 10 AM
Young ones will love hearing a pirate character reading “Pirate Pete’s Giant Adventure.” In this story, the courageous Pirate Pete goes on an adventure to find the Sea-Fairy Sapphire and bring it to its rightful home
NEWTOWN MOVIES IN THE PARK
This outdoor family movie series debuted on June 13 at Linton Memorial Park. Movies are free and begin at 8 p.m. Linton Memorial Park is across the street from the CVS in Newtown Borough. There are two films that remain in July
7/11- Annie (original)
Everybody’s favorite redhead and her dog Sandy capture hearts in this classic musical.
This newer Disney feature is full of music, heart and beautiful imagery.
DOYLESTOWN MOVIES IN THE PARK
The beautiful venue Covenant Bank Amphitheater in Central Park, located at 425 Wells Road in Doylestown will be the location of these family-friendly shows. They will start at sunset. Keep an eye on the schedule as these nights are for fair weather only.
August 10 – Finding Dory
This not too old fish out of water story follows Dory from Finding Nemo on a new adventure.
September 28 – Paddington 2
Grab some marmalade and join this loveable bear on his latest adventure with the Brown family.
REGAL MOVIES FOR A BUCK
Go to the movies for a buck – Regal Cinemas is doing $1 movies all summer long. For nine straight weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they will be playing kid-friendly summer movies. You can watch these at the Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 at 140 Easton Road Warrington, PA. All movies are shown at 10 a.m.
July 3 and July 4 – The Lego Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks
July 10 and July 11 – Sing and The Peanuts Movie
July 17 and July 18 – The LEGO Ninjago Movie and Ferdinand
July 24 and July 25 – The Secret Life of Pets and Alivin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
July 31 and August 10 – The Lego Batman Movie and Trolls
August 7 and August 8 – Minions and The Boss Baby
August 14 and August 15 – Paddington 2 and Captain Underpants
August 21 and August 22 – Despicable Me 3 and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
August 28 and August 29 – Dr. Suess’ The Lorax and Kung Fu Panda