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Movie theater chains and other venues of­fer up free and low­cost movies in sum­mer.

What’s bet­ter than catch­ing a fam­i­lyfriendly Hol­ly­wood flick on the big screen? Catch­ing a fam­i­lyfriendly Hol­ly­wood flick on the big screen for free.

Once again, na­tional movie theater chains, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and lo­cal arts venues are host­ing free (or su­per cheap) movie se­ries over the com­ing weeks. So, clip and keep this list and carve out a sum­mer of cin­ema fun.

Re­gal Cin­e­mas

The mega-chain’s Sum­mer Movie Ex­press fam­ily movie se­ries kicks off at Re­gal Cross­gates Sta­dium 18 & IMAX and Re­gal Clifton Park Sta­dium.

Ad­mis­sion is only $1. Tick­ets are avail­able for pur­chase at the box of­fice and all movies start at 10 a.m. Tues­days and Wed­nes­days. Each week both movies play on both days. You can also grab pop­corn for just $2. A por­tion of the pro­ceeds goes to the Will Rogers In­sti­tute. re­gal­cin­e­mas.com.

June 26-27: “De­spi­ca­ble

Me 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

■ July 3-4: “The LEGO Movie” and “Alvin and the Chip­munks” ■ July 10-11: “Sing” and “The Peanuts Movie”

■ July 17-18: “The LEGO Nin­jago Movie” and “Fer­di­nand”

■ July 24-25: “The Se­cret Life of Pets” and “Alvin and the Chip­munks: The Squeakquel”

■ July 31-Aug. 1: “The LEGO Bat­man Movie” and “Trolls”

■ Aug. 7-8: “Min­ions” and “The Boss Baby”

■ Aug. 14-15: “Padding­ton 2” and “Cap­tain Un­der­pants: The First Epic Movie”

■ Aug. 21-22: “De­spi­ca­ble Me 3” and “Alvin and the Chip­munks: Chip­wrecked”

■ Aug. 28-Aug. 29: “Dr. Seuss’ The Lo­rax” and “Kung Fu

Panda 3”

Bow Tie Cin­e­mas

Two of the three lo­cal the­aters — Wil­ton Mall Cin­e­mas & BTX and Movieland 6 in Sch­enec­tady — will host free screen­ings of fam­ily films at 10 a.m. ev­ery Tues­day and Wed­nes­day start­ing June 19. Tick­ets are is­sued on a first-come, first-served ba­sis. Seat­ing is lim­ited. bowtiecin­e­mas.com

■ June 19-20: “The An­gry Birds Movie”

■ June 26-27: “The Emoji Movie”

■ July 3-4: “Trolls”

■ July 10-11: “Fer­di­nand”

■ July 17-18: “Cap­tain Un­der­pants: The First Epic Movie”

■ July 24-25: “Boss Baby”

■ July 31-Aug. 1: “Smurfs: The Lost Vil­lage”

■ Aug. 7-8: “Kung Fu Panda 3”

■ Aug. 14-15: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meat­balls 2”

Movies in the Park

Wiswall Park, Ball­ston Spa; ball­ston.org; movies be­gin at dusk; rain dates are the fol­low­ing days:

■ July 6: “Padding­ton”

■ Aug. 3: “Coco”

Sum­mer in the City Free Movie Se­ries

Palace The­atre, 19 Clin­ton Ave., Al­bany; palaceal­bany.com; doors open at noon and movie be­gins at 1 p.m.

■ July 10: “Coco”

■ July 17: “Beauty and the Beast”

■ July 24: “The Lego Bat­man Movie”

■ July 31: “Night at the Mu­seum” ■ Aug. 7:

“Cap­tain

Un­der­pants:

The First

Epic

Movie”

■ Aug. 14: “James and the Gi­ant Peach”

■ Aug. 21: “The Lion King”

■ Aug. 28: “Moana”

Movies Un­der the Stars

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions; al­bany. com/event/movies-un­der-thes­tars-169552/; ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin at 7:30 p.m., movies start at 8:30 p.m.

■ June 15: “Black Pan­ther” (Washington Park)

■ June 22: “The Lion King” (Col­lege of St. Rose)

■ July 20: “Coco” (Col­lege of St. Rose)

■ Aug. 17: “The Last Jedi” (Sage Col­lege of Al­bany)

■ Sept. 7: “Won­der Woman” (Washington Park)

■ Sept. 21: “Beauty and the Beast” (Sage Col­lege of Al­bany)

Free Fam­ily Movie Se­ries

Proc­tors, 432 State St., Sch­enec­tady; proc­tors.org; all movies screen at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. ■ July 1: “Matilda”

■ July 15: “Stu­art Lit­tle 2”

■ July 22: “Open Sea­son”

■ Aug. 5: “Surf’s Up”

■ Aug. 12: “Ju­manji”

■ Aug. 19: “Dr. Seuss’ The 5,000 Fin­gers of Dr. T”

Here are a cou­ple of other com­mu­nity movies se­ries that did not have sched­ules avail­able at time of pub­li­ca­tion:

■ 2018 Sch­enec­tady County Fam­ily Movie Nights, var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. A free out­door fam­ily movie se­ries on even­ings in the lat­ter half of sum­mer. sch­enec­tady­county.com.

■ Art in the Pub­lic Eye, Glens Falls City Park, Glens Falls. Free fam­ily flicks will be shown on Fri­day nights in sum­mer start­ing at dusk. artinthep­ub­lic­eye. org.

■ Bites Cam­era Ac­tion, Times Union Cen­ter, South Pearl Street, Al­bany. down­tow­nal­bany.org. The six-week block party and film se­ries be­gins July 9. This year movies will be shown on the Times Union Cen­ter’s out­door flat screens.

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Shan­non Fromma

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