Free kid-friendly summer movie series are about to start at Shamrock Park & Regal Cinema


It’s free summer movie time again!

The annual Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park series hosted by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance kicks off tomorrow, June 11. Every other week through August 20, family-friendly movies will be shown on a large screen in the Shamrock Park amphitheater. Gather under the starts tomorrow to watch “Paul Blart Mall Cop.” The event starts at 7 p.m. with entertainment provided by the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and share a picnic dinner with your family. Main Street Tower and Smoothie King are providing refreshments and the alliance will sell popcorn for $1. The movie starts as soon as it gets dark. And these days, that can be rather late for some of the little ones. If you want to keep to your kids’ bedtime, it’s fun to go early and enjoy the early entertainment and the recently renovated Shamrock Park playground and then head home before the movie starts.

This summer’s movie schedule at Shamrock Park includes:

I found a good website that reviews movies based on their appropriateness for children. Where possible, I linked the above listed movies to their reviews on so you can decide which movies are right for your kids. (I think the Grinch movie must go by a slightly different title, I’ll have to check on that.)

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance isn’t the only place offering free movies this summer. I saw on the Talking About Abingdon blog that Regal Cinema Bel Air is once again offering kid-friendly free summer movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer. Tickets and seating are first-come, first-served and are limited to theatre capacity. Click here for details.

Here’s the Regal free movie schedule: (And, again I linked each movie to its review where possible.)

06/22/2010-06/23/2010 Charlotte’s Web (G)
Astro Boy (PG)
06/29/2010-06/30/2010 Doogal (G)
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (PG)
07/06/2010-07/07/2010 Horton Hears A Who (G)
Aliens In The Attic (PG)
07/13/2010-07/14/2010 Rugrats The Movie (G)
Planet 51 (PG)
07/20/2010-07/21/2010 Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (G)
Bandslam (PG)
07/27/2010-07/28/2010 Wallace and Gromit (G)
Night At The Museum II (PG)
08/03/2010-08/04/2010 Tale of Despereaux (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)
08/10/2010-08/11/2010 Space Chimps (G)
Hotel For Dogs (PG)
08/17/2010-08/18/2010 Muppets From Space (G)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)