Movies. I love them, love taking my kids there but hate the cost. What ever happened to $1 shows? Well, they're $2.50 shows now. I've just discovered that many of the national theatre companies offer special summer showings. The days of dollar theatres are gone and now you can see movies for a reduced price at your neighborhood theatre.
AMC has a program called "AMC Summer Movie Camp" that allows you to get tickets 8 days before their show for free. Their movies show on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. You can check out their site for upcoming movies.
Dickinson's Summer Vacation Movie Series has a lot more viewing options and time options than AMC. Their selections are not free but the flexibility it lends to mothers is worth it. They have 2 showing of 1 or 2 movies at least 4 days a week. And at the small price of $2.50 a ticket (children 3 & under are free!) it is well worth it.
Other Inexpensive Summer Fun:
-Focus on the Family's ideas: http://www.focusonyourchild.com/entertain/art1/A0001011.html
-More ideas: http://www.thebanner.org/magazine/article.cfm?article_id=58
Have fun this summer!!!