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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Family event: Budget-friendly movies beckon from many places

Sometimes you just need to chill out with a little screen time.

Free and low-cost movie options abound during the summer at local theaters, libraries, parks and pools.

Here are some movie highlights for the coming week. Check out for more options throughout the summer.

Garland Theater: The Garland offers free movies at 9:30 a.m. summer weekdays. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” is showing through Friday. Starting Monday: “Shaun the Sheep Movie.” Regular shows are $5 ($2.50 on Wednesdays) and usually include at least one family-friendly option. The theater is at 924 W. Garland Ave. Info:

Liberty Lake parks: The city kicks off July Fourth celebrations a night early with “Kung Fu Panda 3” on Sunday at Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Later in the summer, catch such movies as “Spaceballs,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Pinocchio” and “The Sandlot,” as various city parks. Movies start at dusk. Info:

Spokane Valley Regal Theater: Two movies to choose from each week at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Shows are $1, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Will Rogers Institute. Next up: “Pan” or “The Smurfs 2.” The Valley Mall is at 14740 E. Indiana Ave. Info: Movies/Summer-Movie-Express.

Riverfront Park: The Lilac Bowl turns into an outdoor theater a few times each summer. Coming Wednesday: “The Goonies,” the 1985 film set in Astoria, Oregon. Seating opens at 7 p.m., and movies start at dusk, with entertainment and trivia before the show. Admission is $5, free for children 5 and younger. Info: spokane-outdoor-movies.

Spokane Public Library: Catch “Field of Dreams” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Downtown Branch, 906 W. Main Ave. On Wednesday, there are two options: “Minions” at 2 p.m. at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St., or “Shaun the Sheep Movie” at 3 p.m. at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Info:

Hayden Discount Cinema: During the summer, 10 a.m. shows on Tuesdays and Thursdays are $1. Regular shows are $3. The theater is at 300 Centa Drive in Hayden. Info:

Mirabeau Meadows Park: Spokane Valley Parks and Recreation kicks off its summer movies with “Jurassic World” on July 8 at the park, 13500 E. Mirabeau Point Parkway. Movies are free and start at sunset, with activities for children one hour before showtime. Info: moviesinthepark

Kimberly Lusk

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