Free Summer Movies at Bow Tie Cinemas

Take the Kids to a Free Movie This Summer at Bow Tie Cinemas

The front of a Bow Tie Cinemas.
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Check back later to see info on the Bow Ties Cinemas summer movies for 2020.

Bow Tie Cinemas (formerly Clearview Cinemas before acquisition in 2013) is showing a ton of free summer movies for kids! If you're in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, or Virginia, you won't want to miss out on sending your kids to the movies for free this summer.

Summer of 2019's Bow Tie Cinemas free summer movie program is called Summer Kids Series 2019. Keep reading for a list of the free movies they're showing this year plus a complete list of the theaters that are participating.

When You Can See Free Summer Movies at Bow Tie Cinemas

You can start seeing the free summer movies at Bow Tie Cinemas on June 25, and they'll wrap up on August 21.

The free summer movies at Bow Tie Cinemas are shown each week during that time frame, on Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM.

A List of the Free Summer Movies Playing at Bow Tie Cinemas

You can find the full schedule for these free summer movies on the Bow Tie Cinemas website. Also on that page is a list of theater locations with links to their addresses and phone numbers.

Here's a list of the free summer movies playing at Clearview Cinemas this summer:

  • June 25 & 26: Trolls
  • July 2 & 3: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • July 9 & 10: Penguins of Madagascar
  • July 16 & 17: Sing
  • July 23 & 24: Shrek
  • July 30 & 31: Minions
  • August 6 & 7: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  • August 13 & 14: The House with a Clock in Its Walls
  • August 20 & 21: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

A List of Participating Bow Tie Cinemas Theaters

The movies listed above are shown at 12 different Bow Tie Cinemas theaters this summer. Although Bow Tie Cinemas has theaters in six states, they're only offering this free summer movie deal in four locations, excluding Colorado and Maryland but including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Connecticut.

Here are the specific locations within those states that are participating in Summer Kids Series 2018:

New York:

  • Wilton Mall Cinemas & BTX – Wilton, NY
  • Movieland 6 – Schenectady, NY
  • Franklin Square - Franklin Square, NY

New Jersey:

  • Hoboken 5 – Hoboken, NJ
  • Warner - Ridgewood, NJ
  • South Orange 5 – South Orange, NJ


  • Reston Town Center 11 – Reston, VA
  • Movieland at Boulevard Square – Richmond, VA


  • Palace 17 – Hartford, CT

Remember that these theaters are reserving their schedules between June 19 and August 15 in order to show the movies listed above, but they do still have regular scheduling for the other days in those months.

If you need directions to these theaters, a list of features offered by the theaters (like if they support assisted listening devices), or the phone numbers to contact them, be sure to click through the Bow Tie Cinemas website.

Limits to Be Aware Of

Seating is first-come, first serve so arrive early to secure your seat. Seating starts an hour before the film starts, at 9:00 AM.