Here's some great news for Illinois families; AMC Theatres is bringing back its popular "Summer Movie Camp" series featuring discounted movie passes for the first time since 2019, and several Illinois theatres are a part of it!

Taking Kids to the Movies Isn't for the Faint of Heart

Taking kids to the movie theater can be a major eye-opening experience. First of all, you're taking a major gamble on whether your children will sit still enough for any of your to actually enjoy the flick. Secondly, and most importantly, it costs a LOT more than it used to go to the movies. Tickets are more expensive, even for a matinee, and don't even get me started on the cost of concessions.


Despite those two issues, going to the movie theatre is definitely something every child should experience, so we parents need to find a way to do it as cheaply as possible. That's where taking advantage of special movie theatre programs comes in.

The Return of AMC's 'Summer Movie Camp'

On May 27, 2023, AMC Theatres across the nation welcomed the return of the popular Summer Movie Camp series that features $3 and $5 movie options on select dates at select theatres...

We may have missed the first few chances to save some dough, but there are still plenty more opportunities to enjoy a cheap day at the movies.

The lineup for AMC Theatre's 2023 Summer Movie Camp Series

  • June 7 - "DC League of Super-Pets"
  • June 10 & 14 - "Minions: The Rise of Gru"
  • June 17 & 21 - "PAW Patrol: The Movie"
  • June 24 & 28 - "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"
  • June 30 & July 5 - "Kung Fu Panda"
  • July 8 & 12 - "Trolls World Tour"
  • July 15 & 19 - "Mummies"
  • July 22 & 26 - "The Secret Life of Pets"
  • July 29 & August 2 - "The Boss Baby: Family Business"
  • August 5 & 9 - "Shrek 2"
  • August 11 & 16 - "Sing 2"
  • August 19 & 23 - "The Croods: A New Age"
  • August 26 & 30 - "Sonic the Hedgehog 2"

What AMC Theatres in Illinois Are Participating in Summer Movie Camp?

Lucky for us Illinoisans, 32 AMC Theatres throughout the state are offering the Summer Movie Camp series, including Showplace 16 and 14 in Rockford and Machesney Park.  Five different AMC Theatres throughout Wisconsin are participating too! (See the full list of participating theatres, here).

The only question we have left to answer now is; how can we save money on all those movie treats? If you know a good way that doesn't involve sneaking food in with your purse, send me a message on the app. LOL!

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