Now that school is officially done with for the year, parents may be scrambling to find activities for the kids. While we were out buying prizes to add to the Mix VIP prize vault for this month, we made a stop at Carmike Cinemas on S. Broadway in Tyler and purchased a $40 movie gift card and refillable popcorn bucket that you can win right now as a Mix VIP, but I ran across this very inexpensive summer activity that you might want to consider.

Carmike Cinema on South Broadway in Tyler is hosting a summer kids series which is very affordable at $4 each and not only includes movie admission but comes with a kids popcorn, drink and snack. So if you're on a tight budget but looking for something entertaining for the kids this summer, this might be a great option for you.

The summer kids series will feature the following shows at 10 a.m.:

  • Thursday, June 13th - Despicable Me
  • Thursday, June 20th - The Smurfs
  • Thursday, June 27th - Hotel Transylvania
  • Thursday, July 4th - Ice Age
  • Thursday, July 11th - Rio
  • Thursday, July 18th - Dr. Suess' Horton Hears A Who
  • Thursday, July 25th - Madagascar 3
  • Thursday, August 1st - Happy Feet 2
  • Thursday, August 8th - Yogi Bear
  • Thursday, August 15th - Chimpanzee