Kids fun at the movies and mall (Free to $1)

Above: You can escape Tuesday and Wednesday’s heat at $1 movies feature the popular minions and Peanuts crew. Plus Kidgits is offering free fun activities after the show.

Last week I shared some tips on where you can escape the heat. One was the Solomon Pond Mall, which has a playspace for kids. Turns out there are more reasons to take kids there this summer.

As in past years, the Regal Cinema is holding it’s special $1 movie mornings for tots. What I didn’t know was that the mall is also hosting free a “Summer Fun Lab” those mornings, following the showings.

Calling all junior scientists, artists and chefs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August for an interactive, entertaining and hands-on experience with Simon Kidgits Club. Weekly activities feature exciting themes like crafting, weather, mask-making and even ice cream!

Both events take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through mid-late August. The special matinees take place at 10:30 am. Summer Fun Labs take place from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the food court.

More good news is that the Simon Kidgits club is now free to join – so their events are truly free. (Well, except for what you end up spending in the food court or concession stand! But that’s optional.) 

This Tuesday and Wednesdays are forecast to be HOT again. The library is offering entertaining science on Tuesday. But no kids activities are scheduled in town during the day on Wednesday. So, it looks like a good time to swing over to Marlborough. (Especially if your kids love the Minions or Snoopy.)

Below is the list of upcoming activities and movies by date. 

Tuesday, July 26 & Wednesday, July 27

  • Movie choices: “Minions” and “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Fun Lab Activities: Personalize an amazing sand art creation and enjoy taking it home

Tuesday, August 2 & Wednesday, August 3

  • Movie choices: “Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip” and “Curious George”
  • Fun Lab Activities: Create a Curious George pinwheel craft and explore the concept of wind

Tuesday, August 9 & Wednesday, August 10

  • Movie choices: “The Book of Life” and “Hotel Transylvania 2”
  • Fun Lab Activities: Design a mask to become the colorful creature of your choice

Tuesday, August 16 & Wednesday, August 17

  • Movie choices: “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and “Shaun The Sheep”
  • Fun Lab Activities: Make your own delicious ice cream sundae

Tuesday, August 23 & Wednesday, August 24

  • Movie choices: “The Croods” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

COST: FREE – Not a Kidgits Club member yet? Sign up at the event or mall management office on level two
across from the Food Court. Members are invited to events and get discounts and surprises throughout the year.


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