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Here we are at the midpoint of summer vacation. Are the kiddos bored yet? Have you already drained half your savings on admission to Six Flags? Probably. So if you’re searching for something cheap, fun, and requiring minimal energy on your part, we’ve got just the thing – the movies! Seriously, you can practically take half the neighborhood with you for the cost of a standard ticket.

Here’s how: AMC Entertainment’s Summer MovieCamp takes place in 214 theaters nationwide and consists of showing a different family friendly movie every Tuesday for the wallet friendly price of just $1. All movies start at 10 a.m., and the summer’s remaining titles include: Hotel for Dogs (tomorrow), Kung Fu Panda (July 27), The Spiderwick Chronicles (August 3), and How to Train Your Dragon (August 10). Bonus: Kids get discounts on concession snacks, and all ticket and concession proceeds go to AMC’s charitable partners: Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. 
Check out to pre-order tickets and find a theater near you.
Know of any other cheap ways to keep kids busy over the summer? We’d love to hear them!