Summer Movies for Free or Super Cheap in Columbia, SC

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Are you on the hunt for a fun, budget-friendly summer activity in Columbia? Do you have any movie lovers in your family? Both Regal Movies and the Town of Blythewood are hosting summer movie events that your whole family will love! Below we’ve got the details on where you can see movies for $2 or less this summer. 

Let’s Go to the Movies!  

It’s no secret that taking your family to the movies can be quite expensive – the tickets, popcorn, drinks, and candy all add up QUICK! Maybe you’ve even got a toddler or two that you’re just not sure are ready to make it through a whole movie in a crowded, evening theater, but taking them during the day or even to an outdoor venue might seem a little more manageable! This summer we found great options to not only make going to the movies cheap but also fun and memorable for your whole tribe. 

Doko Meadows Park: 2022 Movie in the Park 

Pack up the big field blankets, lawn chairs, pillows and snacks because Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood is hosting a 2022 outdoor summer movie series called “Movie in the Park”. Family-friendly movies are played once each month from now until October. And the best part is…they are FREE! You can follow “Doko Meadows Park” on Facebook for movie and event details as well as updates for potential weather interferences. The movies will each begin at 7:30 pm and are as follows:

  • July 23 – National Lampoon’s Summer Vacation
  • August 27 – High School Musical
  • September 17 – Madagascar 
  • October 15 – The Addams Family 
Find Your Summer Movie Express participating Regal location

2022 Regal Summer Movie Series in Columbia

Regal 2022 Summer Movie Series tickets are just $2 every Tuesday and Wednesday. This offer is running from now until August 10, 2022 and features family-friendly movies that kids of all ages are sure to enjoy. Not only is this a great way to spend time together as a family, but it is also a great excuse to escape the summer sun.

The two Regal theaters participating around Columbia are: 

  • Regal Sandhill – 450 Town Center Place, Columbia 
  • Regal Columbiana Grande – 1250 Bower Parkway, Columbia 

Each week there will be two different movies available. To purchase tickets in advance and to check movie times for each theater check out the Regal website. The $2 summer movie list is below: 

  • July 5 and July 6
    • Movies: Sing and Puss in Boots
  • July 12 and July 13
    • Movies: Sing 2 and Space Jam: A New Legacy 
  • July 19 and July 20
    • Movies: Despicable Me 3 and Tom and Jerry
  • July 26 and July 27
    • Movies: Minions and Trolls World Tour
  • August 2 and August 3
    • Movies: The Croods: A New Age and The Boss Baby: Family Business
  • August 9 and August 10
    • Movies: Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 
Kayla Simmons
About the Author
Kayla grew up right outside of Charleston, SC and is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. She has lived in Columbia for a combination of 5 years. Kayla has a background working with special needs children, but now enjoys nothing more than being a stay-at-home mom of two. She enjoys keeping her kids busy by finding unique play spaces and events, involving them in hands-on activities and watching them learn about the world through play. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercise and spending quality time with her family and friends.

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