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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Free and Cheap Summer Movies for Kids in Tucson {2018}

Free and Cheap Summer Movies for Kids in Tucson

It's Summer in Tucson and it is hot!It is nice to have an indoor activity to do with the kids and on the cheap.  We have quite a few theaters that participate in low cost or even free for kids movies during our hottest summer months.  I know that there are lots of activities and some days, we just want to get out of the heat and watch a move.

Some of these movies we haven't even seen yet, so we are extra excited to see them at such a bargain.

All of the movies along with so many daily activities (many free) will be listed on the daily calendars that come out every day for Tucson HERE and Phoenix HERE you can also join the Summer Activities Group on Facebook HERE

1. Cinemark and Century Theatres and Films 50c-$1for everyone 

Theatre 1: El Con Theatre Printable Schedule and $1 coupon for snack pack HERE
Theatre 2: Century Gateway Kolb/Speedway Printable Schedule and $1 coupon for snack pack HERE  
Theatre 3: Oro Valley Printable Schedule and $1 coupon HERE
Theatre 4: Sierra Vista Printable Schedule and $1 coupon HERE

2. Harkins Summer Fun Films for Kids $1 for everyone

Films begin at 9:45am
Theatre 1: Arizona Pavillions Schedule HERE
Theatre 2: Tucson Spectrum HERE


Loft Jr. is a free monthly series showcasing great new and classic family-friendly films from around the world! Each screening at The Loft Cinema features fun pre-show activities hosted by Mildred & Dildred Toy Store starting at 9:15am!

4. The Loft Cinema Kids Festival

The Loft hosts the fabulous and free movies with free popcorn too!  The films will be on all our summer calendars. You can also check the Loft website 
Loft Kids Fest Kick-Off Party at Himmel Park, with a free screening of Trolls! July 20th  at 6:00pm, and the film starts at 8:00pm. Get ready for a troll-tastic good time under the stars, and remember … you can’t stop the feeling! This event will be held on the North side of Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Boulevard.

It will be from July 20-29 for 10am screenings

All movies show approximately 7-9pm starting at dusk

Despicable Me 3 Dive in Movie on Ora Mae Harn Pool on 6/16/18

6. Reid Park Demeester Free Movies in the Park INFO HERE

The SAACA Reid Park Movies

Cox Communications
Movies in the Park

  • Friday, June 22 - Jumanji
  • Friday, July 6 - Wonder Woman
  • Friday, July 20 - Star Wars The Last Jedi
  • First Fridays, Monthly

​May - September

Activities begin at 6:00pm
Movie at dusk (approx. 7:45pm)at Reid Park 

Time: Sunset
                May 19              Coco
                June 16            Despicable Me 3
                 July 21             Star Wars: The Last Jedi
                 Aug. 18           The Lion King

Oro Valley Community Center
10555 N. La CaƱada Drive
Oro ValleyAZ 85737
8.Oro Valley Aquatic Center Teen Movies

This FREE summer movie series is presented by the Youth Advisory Council and is a fun, safe and secure event for Oro Valley teens, ages 13-19. Join us for free fun pool games, food, and a movie!
• June 23          Black Panther
• July 28            Jumanji
• Aug. 25           Spider-man
• Sept. 8            Coco

Gates open at 7:30 p.m.
Oro Valley Aquatic Center
23 W. Calle Concordia
Oro ValleyAZ 85704

9.Cinema La Placita  at Tucson Museum of Art

Every Thursday evening at 7:30, May through August, hundreds of Tucsonans enjoy the cool summer evenings and a pleasant summertime event. $3 per person includes popcorn! RAINOUT PROCEDURE: We make the decision whether or not to cancel a movie at 7PM, but don't have a way to update this website from our location. So, after 7PM, call our hotline, 326-5282 to hear a recorded message. 

10. 2nd Saturday's Downtown

7:30pm! KIDS' EVENTS BEGIN AT 6:30!
At the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum in the Historic Train Depot, 414 E. Toole Ave

The next show is July 14

10. The Fox Theatre Tucson

The Fox Theatre always has a lot of great movies to take the family to and kids 12 and under are FREE. 
TUE. JUNE 26 • 10:00 am
The Fox Theatre Foundation invites Children and their parents to a FREE activity filled morning, Tuesday, June 26 at The Fox Theatre to celebrate youth literacy from 9am-12pm.
Doors open at 9am with kids activities, snacks, refreshments and giveaways in the lobby.
At 10am there will be a special screening of Disney’s, BFG. This magical film, developed from the story by Roald Dahl and directed by Steven Speilberg is rated PG.

There are also discount offers for different movie theatres in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona for all movies- info HERE

Get into 17 family fun attractions in Arizona including the Phoenix Zoo with this pass for only $39.98- a 60% discount with code AZFAM Check it out HERE

Taylor Made – James Taylor Tribute Unplugged at Gaslight Music Hall Oro Valley {Giveaway}

 Taylor Made – James Taylor Tribute Unplugged 
at Gaslight Music Hall Oro Valley 

Arizona Families is collaborating with Gaslight Music Hall for this giveaway 

WHAT:Taylor Made – James Taylor Tribute Unplugged

 Taylor Made, The James Taylor Tribute Band, consists of a group of musicians who are dedicated to bringing the uplifting, soulful and memorable sounds of the legendary singer-songwriter to be enjoyed in any setting. Paying close attention to the details of each song, we have crafted a sound that captures the live and recorded experience of listening to James Taylor in concert. As a full 6-piece or a 4 piece “unplugged” version, Taylor Made is truly the next best thing to JT himself!
Taylor Made “Unplugged” is: Stephen Bock on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Darryl Lieberstein on bass and vocals, Preston Gould on horns, vocals and percussion and Sheryl Braunstein on vocals and percussion, “We have gathered together an outstanding group of musicians and singers who remain true to the original qualities of the JT tunes we play, while adding a touch of our own unique style. It all adds up to a dynamic and amazing sound”, says lead singer and guitarist Stephen Bock. Taylor Made plays a wide variety of tunes from the Taylor songbook, which can be categorized from rock, soul and funk all the way to blues, folk and ballads. “It is really an incredible array of styles that we get to bring to life”, says bass player Darryl Lieberstein.
Folks are likely to hear Fire and Rain, How Sweet It Is and Mexico as well as Steamroller Blues, Your Smiling Face and of course You’ve Got A Friend. With such a wide array of musical styles to choose from, Taylor Made can ‘tailor make’ their set list to suite any occasion.

WHEN: Saturday, June 16 2pm and 6pm

WHERE: Gaslight Music Hall Oro Valley

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Piece of My Heart- A Tribute to the Music of Janis Joplin and Friends {A Giveaway}

Piece of My Heart- A Tribute to the Music of Janis Joplin and Friends {A Giveaway}  

 Join Katherine Byrnes and her all-star band as they pay tribute to the late, great Janis Joplin!  Piece of my Heart is a high energy rock show that gets packed houses singing along with hits from Janis, Jimi, Jefferson Airplane, and more!

"Piece of My Heart" A Tribute to the Music of Janis Joplin and Friends
Monday, June 18, 7PM
At The Gaslight Theatre
7010 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ  85710

Visit Las Vegas with Kids Post #1 Vegas for Families {Madame Tussauds}

 Visit Las Vegas with Kids Post #1 Vegas for Families {Madame Tussauds}

We are heading to Las Vegas, Nevada for a fun summer road trip. From Arizona, families can easily make the trip by car or by plane.  Its hot here and in Vegas but all the cool indoor attractions make for a great summer getaway. This is one of our posts of family travel series about Las Vegas with Kids and for Families.

Arizona Families is working with US Family Guide for some attractions like Madame Tussaud's
Having been to Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and Amsterdam, this Family Road Trip to Visit Las Vegas, we will make sure to get our selfie sticks ready! Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is the only place with no velvet ropes or barriers holding you back from getting photos with your favorite stars! 

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, under the Venetian Bell Tower, Madame Tussauds invites you to pose with countless figures of internationally renowned musicians, A-list celebrities, sports legends, world leaders, super heroes and more. With several newly renovated spaces, the world famous interactive wax attraction is bigger and better than ever!

Plus, don't miss your chance to fight crime alongside Nick Fury and your favorite Marvel Superheros, before immersing yourself in the wild Marvel Super Heroes 4D Cinema Experience, featuring high-impact special effects!

Save $5 Off - Show and save! Get $5 off your admission to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas when you present the box office with this coupon. *Present this coupon at the box office and receive $5.00 off each admission. Coupon valid up to 10 people. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. No cash value. Not for resale. Management reserves all rights. The images show depict wax figures created and owned by Madame Tussauds. 2017 Madame Tussauds. TM & Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. Promotional Code: USFAMILY…


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Baskin Robbins Discount Scoops of Ice Cream Today 5/31/18 {No Coupon Required}

 Baskin Robbins Discount Scoops of Ice Cream Today 5/31/18 {No Coupon Required}

Scoops for $1.50 on 5/31/18 

The Gaslight Theatre Tucson Tickets Available for the High Octane, "Rock-a-billy Raceway"

The Gaslight Theatre Tucson Tickets Available for the High Octane, "Rock-a-billy Raceway"

The Gaslight Theatre in Tucson and the Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley offer Tucson family-friendly shows season after season, show after show! The current melodrama at the Broadway and Kolb location is Rockabilly Raceway and is a Gaslight original theme and we all loved it from our 8 year-old to Nana.

Arizona Families visited the Gaslight to see a show with a media invite.

The story line is simple but what a fun era to recreate the Grease - like diner, car and bad boys and good girls. Will the rock n'rollers with the good hearts win the race and dance contest or will the no good cheaters take home the prize?

These guys think they deserve everything in their small Americana town but do they? Smooth and slick or sleazy?


Will he put a wrench in the plans for the big race?

If these cool guys in shades can stop him, they will!

 One of the best Olios ever- well, we also LOVED Disney but singing along to all The Beatles tunes was so much fun!

Raise your hand, if you feel the power of Greased Lightning!
Don't get left in the dust, make sure to see Rockabilly Raceway before it screeches outta the Gaslight Theatre Tucson. Tables still available for the last weekend!

Thursday, May 31 at 7pm
Friday, June 1 at 6pm and 8:30pm (8:30pm show will also have a special announcement of the upcoming season of shows)
Saturday, June 2 at 6pm and 8:30pm
Sunday, June 3 at 12:30pm

Where:The Gaslight Theatre Tucson on Broadway and Kolb

Tickets: Ask to see if there are any Buy One Get One Free tickets avaiable! Call for tickets:520-886-9428
More info:


Thursday, May 10, 2018

National Public Gardens Day May 11, 2018 {Free admission and offers in Arizona}

National Public Gardens Day May 11, 2018 
{Free admission and offers in Arizona}

This annual tradition of celebrating public gardens historically takes place on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend each year. The intent is to raise awareness of public gardens and the important role they play in their communities and on a global scale.

Many of the nation’s public gardens mark the day with special events and activities for schools, families and thousands of visitors to explore and support their local public garden.
Learn more in our National Public Gardens Day Toolbox!

$5 off admission and free tours :
2021 N. Kinney Road
Tucson AZ85743-8918
(520) 883-1380

101 Herring Hall University Of Arizona
Tucson AZ85721-0036
1833 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa AZ85202
(480) 461-7022

Desert Botanical Gardens $5 off admission May 11th COUPON 
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix AZ85008
(480) 941-1225

THE ARBORETUM AT FLAGSTAFF   Admission is FREE on National Public Gardens Day, May 11, 2018!
4001 S Woody Mountain Rd
Flagstaff AZ86005-8776
(602) 228-7437

TOHONO CHUL -  Enjoy free admission on National Public Gardens Day | May 11 COUPON

7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson AZ85704
(520) 742-6455

Tucson Botanical Gardens - free admission all day May 11th COUPON

2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson AZ85712
(520) 326-9686