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Wichita Summer Movies Events & Discounts: $2 Movies & More

Take a break from the heat by taking in a movie. Below is a round-up of the most budget-friendly summer movies in or near Wichita.

If you’re looking for inexpensive movie options year-round in Wichita, click here.

Have I missed any? Please share it in the comments section below! Keep scrolling to see a list of upcoming summer movie events in the Wichita area.

Summer Movie Events and Deals

Kids Summer Movie Specials 2023:

Free Movie at OJ Watson Park – May 28th

Tunes & Tallgrass Free outdoor movie – June 16th 

Encanto at Riverfront Stadium – June 16th 

CapFed Amphitheater in Andover FREE outdoor movie – June 25

CapFed Amphitheater in Andover FREE outdoor movie – July 30

Botanica’s Dino’s at Dusk outdoor Movie – August 5th 

CapFed Amphitheater in Andover FREE outdoor movie – August 27

Regal Summer Movie Express: $2 Family Movies

Summer movie express tickets are just $2 every Tuesday and Wednesday at Regal East and West. This is one of our family favorites. They will post the times a week in advance, so click HERE to see the times and reserve your seat. 

May 30 & 31

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Shrek Forever After

June 6 & 7

  • Puss in Boots
  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

June 13 & 14

  • Sing
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

June 20 & 21

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

June 27 & 28

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold

July 4 & 5

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

July 11 & 12

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • The Paw Patrol

July 18 & 19

  • The Bad Guys
  • Playing with Fire

July 25 & 26

  • Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank
  • Sing 2

August 1 & 2

  • The Boss Baby: Family Business
  • Dolittle

August 8 & 9

  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Curious George

August 15 & 16

  • Minions
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

August 22 & 23

  • Shrek
  • Kung Fu Panda

Derby Plaza Theaters: $2 Summertime Movies

Another great deal is at the Derby Plaza Theater. Showtime begins at 10:30 am and admission is $2.00 for all ages. There will be $6.00 kiddie combo which includes: a small popcorn, drink, and candy. 
Location: 1300 N Nelson Dr, Derby, KS 67037

More Ways to Save on Movies this Summer 2023: 

Summer at the Starlite Drive-In Theater

We love our Starlite Drive-In Theater here in Wichita and for good reason! It’s something the whole family and a tassel of your kids’ friends can enjoy together, and throughout the summer, you get three first-run movies for one low ticket price, in an outdoor movie experience, very few in the country get to experience. They won’t have carload pricing regularly, but the owner told me there will be a few special carload pricing events so stay on the lookout for that. I advise making the drive-in part of your summer plans, even if you can only go once.  (Pro tip: Don’t plan anything early the next day, especially if you stay for all three movies.)

Starlight WOTC Tips & Info: 

  • Per-person prices are $9 for ages 12 and older, $4 for ages 3 through 11 years old, and free for ages 2 and younger.
  • Carload pricing will only be offered on special occasions and posted on our website and social media accounts.   Follow us on Facebook HERE. 
  • Starlite does NOT offer speakers. All sound is through FM radio
  • The box office opens one hour before the earliest movie 

Starlight Location: 3900 S Hydraulic St Wichita 

Starlight Phone Number: (316) 524-2424.

Northrock AMC 14

Great matinee pricing & DiscountTickets on Tuesdays
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Warren Old Town Theater 

$5 movie night
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Warren Theaters

$5 Movies
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Augusta Historic Theater

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Matinee Pricing

In general, matinees (movies that start before 6 p.m.) have the lowest ticket prices. Don’t forget to take advantage of any military, senior citizen, or student discounts theaters may offer.

Student Specials

Many theaters offer student discounts. Be sure to check a theater’s website or ask at the box office before you pay full price. Bring your student ID.

New Release/First-Run Movie Bargains

Find cheap seats at local theaters showing new release movies:

Summer Movies in Wichita

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Specialty Theaters: 

Orpheum Theatre’s annual Film Series shows an older favorite movie one Thursday every month. Movies begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door; $6 for students, military, and seniors.

Download the Sunflower Summer App to get into over 100 different attractions around Kansas, including Exploration Place. Checkout The Dome at Exploration Place

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