Friday, June 12, 2009 | 11:30 a.m.
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Between a movie ticket, popcorn, soda, candy and a babysitter, a night at the movies can end up costing a fortune. But luckily this summer, a few locations in the valley are offering more reasonable (and even free) options for movies with the family.
The District hosts an outdoor movie show every Friday at dusk from now until the fall on the lawn adjacent to Whole Foods and the carousel. The Outdoor Picture Show hosts family-friendly films like “"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Marley and Me" and "Harry Potter." Just bring a chair or blanket and the District will provide the popcorn.
Rave Motion Pictures at Town Square started its Free Family Film Festival Tuesday. Movies are free for all every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Titles include "Kung Fu Panda" and "The Tale of Despereaux."
For those looking for movies without the kids, Dive-In Movies are back at Mandalay Bay Beach this summer. Hang by the pool or in the pool and catch titles like "Role Models" and "Tropic Thunder." The cost is a $10 cover that includes two free cocktails.