If you’d like to see where and when you can catch a summer show, check out our guide to free or cheap summer movies in the Wabash Valley! Dive-ins, drive-ins, and sensory-friendly shows–this guide has a little bit of everything! The best part? Many of the showings are FREE! (Times and titles subject to change.)
Every Tuesday night this summer, Moonlite Drive-In Theater will show a different classic film. Admission is free! Check their facebook page for updates!
6/25 “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”
7/2 “Top Gun”
7/16 “16 Candles”
7/23 “Christmas in July” Featuring FREE Admission to “The Grinch!” Special Appearance by the Jolly ol’ Elf himself!
7/30 “The Back to the Future Trilogy”
Bring your family, friends, blankets and chairs and join us for Vigo County Parks & Recreation Department’s Movie in the Park summer series with DeeJay Danny Wayne!
Summer films include: JUNE 21st: Homeward Bound the Incredible Journey (G) /
JULY 19th: Angels in the Outfield (PG)
AUGUST 16th: Richie Rich (PG)
SEPTEMBER 20th: Little Giants (PG) .
Activities begin at 7:00 p.m. Movie starts at sundown (times will vary). Popcorn, candy, drinks & glow bracelets will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department.
FREE movie showings at the Vigo County Public Library
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Moon Lite Drive-In Theater
Summer Movie Camp at AMC
Get admission to a kid-friendly movie and a KidsPack (popcorn and drink) for just $4+tax, every Wednesday all summer long! Tickets available soon at box office only. Find details on the AMCTheatres website.
2019 FREE Summer Movie Series. FREE admission for all ages. Seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will not be available in advance. All movies begin at 10am on listed days. Doors will open at 9am. Concessions available for purchase
- June 5 Teen Titans Go!
- June 12 Paddington 2
- June 19 Peter Rabbit
- June 26 Hotel Transylvania 3
- July 3 Sherlock Gnomes
- July 10 Small Foot
- July 17 The Lego Movie 2
- July 24 The Grinch
FREE Summer Kids Films. Tues, Wed & Thurs. Show time is 10am CENTRAL. (Remember–Terre Haute is on EST!)
Our Tuesday showings of the FREE Summer Kids Films Will now be “Sensory Friendly” Showings! At Sensory Friendly showings, we leave the lights up and lower the sound. Children are welcome to clap, sing, dance and just be themselves! Perfect for first time movie goers and our friends on the autism spectrum!
Show time is 10am. Admission is FREE for everyone!
Wed & Thurs screenings will remain standard lights down and sound up.
2019 Free Summer Movies
6/11 – 6/13 “Goosebumps 2”
6/18 – 6/20 “Hotel Transylvania 3”
6/25 – 6/27 “A Dogs Way Home”
7/2 – 7/4 “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero”
7/9 – 7/11 “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden world”
7/16 – 7/18 “Wonder Park”
7/23 – 7/25 *Christmas in July* “The Grinch”
7/30 – 8/1 “The House with the Clock in its Walls”
8/6 – 8/8 “LEGO Movie 2”
2019 shows include Incredibles 2, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, and Dumbo. You can find more about the Marshall Summer Reading Program (including movie showings) on their facebook page.
Sensory-Friendly Shows in Terre Haute
Are you familiar with the sensory-friendly shows at select AMC theaters? They’re great for kids, because it’s perfectly acceptable for audience members to get up, walk around, dance, and sing. 2019 includes new shows such as Aladdin and Secret Life of Pets 2.
Summer Shows at Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Terre Haute
There’s something lovely and idyllic about watching a movie at a drive-in theater.
The Tibbs Theater (where you get two shows for the price of one) is in Indianapolis, if you’re up for a little drive.
There’s also a drive-in theater slightly closer in Spencer, Indiana! You can find more info about Cinema 67 HERE.
The Moon Lite Drive-In Theatre in Terre Haute is open! Stay tuned! In addition to their Retro Tuesday events, they’ll show new movies all summer long.
Did we miss any great free or cheap summer movies in the Wabash Valley? If so, shoot us an email or leave a note on our Haute Happenings facebook page so that we can update the list!
This information has yet to be confirmed for 2019:
FREE Movie Showings at the Vermillion County Public Library in Newport, IN
Meet in the gym every Wednesday at 1:00 PM in June and July for big screen showings of great new releases (to be announced)! Free popcorn, air conditioning, and great family flicks are sure to help ease boredom during the week, all summer long!