Family-Friendly and Budget-Friendly Fun at Marcus Theatres

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While we wait for those sunny springtime days, Marcus Theatres has affordable options for indoor family fun during these cold winter months!

A big thanks to Marcus Theatres for sponsoring this post!

Family-Friendly and Budget-Friendly Fun at Marcus Theatres

As we power through the final weeks of winter, it can feel as though spring sunshine may never come. While we wait for those sunny springtime days, Marcus Theatres has affordable options for indoor family fun. The local Marcus Crosswoods Cinema in Columbus and Marcus Pickerington Cinema in Pickerington both feature cozy DreamLounger recliners, premium large format screens and family-friendly dining options, Take Five Lounge and Zaffiro’s Express.  

Kids Dream Film Series:

Marcus Theatres is bringing back your favorite family-friendly flicks for just $3 at the Kids Dream Family Film Series presented by American Family Insurance from February 21 to April 5. Hungry? No worries— popcorn and fountain drinks are $2.75 each.

You can save even more by visiting an American Family Insurance agency owner or the Kids Dream website to receive two FREE tickets courtesy of American Family Insurance. Visit to get yours.

If you are a Magical Movie Rewards member, you can save even more by purchasing a Kids Dream Passport. This is a great deal if your little ones enjoy the movie-going experience. The passport allows you to see 5 different Kids Dream movies for $10 and gets you 20% off concession purchases during the film series. If you aren’t a member yet, it’s free to sign-up! To become a member, sign-up online or at your local box office. 

Here is the full line-up for the Kids Dream Series:

Free Family Parties:

The Crosswoods Cinema hosts FREE family parties to celebrate the release of new family-friendly films. Enjoy complimentary snacks, crafts, and activities before (or after) the movie and stay for the featured film. Movie tickets for each film are sold separately. More details and showtimes will be available soon at

Mark your calendars for these upcoming parties:

  • March 7: Onward Free Family Party from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • April 18: Trolls World Tour Free Family Party from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • May 23: Spongebob The Movie Free Family Party from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Value Days at All Locations:

Going to the movies with the whole family doesn’t have to break the bank. Both Crosswoods Cinema and Pickerington Cinema offer value days that allow you to see the latest releases (we can’t wait for Mulan and Peter Rabbit 2!) on a discount. 

  • $5 Movie Tuesday*: All movie tickets are only $5. Showtimes sell-out quickly, so we recommend purchasing them online in advance. If you’re a Magical Movie Rewards member you’ll receive a complimentary-sized popcorn plus members-only food and beverage specials, like $2 hot dogs, $8 cheese pizza, and $5 pretzel bites. 
  • Student Thursday*: Every Thursday, students and faculty can enjoy a movie for $6, plus receive a complimentary-sized popcorn. Get your tickets online in advance and show your student or faculty ID when you arrive to receive this great deal!

*Ticket prices are subject to tax where applicable. An additional charge applies for 3D, SuperScreenDLX and UltraScreenDLX showings. 

Keep the winter blues away and head on over to your local Marcus Theatre for affordable family fun!


*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities.  Enjoy what you do today!*

Related: 25 Free Things to do with Kids in Columbus, Ohio this Winter

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Disney Favorites Return to Marcus Theatres January 24-February 17

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Mark your calendars and get ready for some big screen magic: All your Disney favorites are returning to Marcus Theatres January 24-February 17!

Thanks to Marcus Theatres for sponsoring this post.

Looking for a fun and affordable cure for cabin fever? Our friends at the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema in Columbus and Marcus Pickerington Cinema in Pickerington can help. That’s because they’re bringing back the Enchanted Tales Film Series January 24-February 17!

Enchanted Tales Film Series Returns to Marcus Theatres this Winter:

This season’s line-up features a collection of beloved favorites including “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “Pocahontas” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Enchanted Tales is the perfect way to introduce your family to the magic of classic Disney films the way they were originally meant to be seen — on the big screen! Better yet, admission to any film in the series is just $6 per person — get your tickets online or in theatre!

(Pro tip: Click here to download a coloring sheet, have your kids color in their favorite character, then bring it to Marcus Theatres during your Enchanted Tales show to receive a FREE complimentary-size popcorn!)

$6 Movie Line-up

All movies play at 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. each day.

January 24-26: “Aladdin”
January 31-February 2: “The Lion King”
February 7-9: “Sleeping Beauty”
February 14-17: “Pocahontas”

(Pro tip: Kids out of school on President’s Day? “Pocahontas” is also playing on Monday, February 17…it’s the perfect day off activity!)

Why These Classic Disney Movies are Even Better on the Big Screen

As if you needed even more convincing, we’ve compiled a list to make your decision to see one — or all four — films even easier.

1. Seeing where it all began with the original animated movies that inspired last year’s hit live-action remakes.
2. Sharing the experience watching beloved favorites from “Disney’s renaissance” in the theatre — just like you did — with your kids. And have you EVER seen 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty” on the big screen?!
3. THAT MUSIC. These films feature three award-winning songs, from “A Whole New World” to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to “Colors of the Wind” — and you’ll want to hear them with dynamic movie theatre sound, surrounded by your fellow Disney fans.

What are you waiting for? Get your tickets, download your coloring sheets and we’ll see you at the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema or Marcus Pickerington Cinema soon!

Mark Your Calendars: Kids Dream Returns with $3 Family Films

And stay tuned for more information about the return of recent family favorites like “Abominable” and “The Secret Life of Pets 2” during the Kids Dream Family Series! The fun kicks off February 21 and runs through April 5 at both local Marcus Theatres. All films will be just $3 per person!


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Your Guide to the Best Family Movies & Deals with Marcus Theatres 

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It’s the most wonderful moviegoing time of the year! Whether catching a new release, finding the perfect gift or looking forward to the return of Disney classics in the New year, Marcus Theatres is your family entertainment headquarters.

Thanks to Marcus Theatres for sponsoring this post!

Your Guide to the Best Family Movies & Deals with Marcus Theatres: 

Keep reading to learn about all the fun in store, then make sure to visit the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema in Columbus and Marcus Pickerington Cinema in Pickerington! 

Must-see Family Films

The holiday movie slate offers something for everyone. Not sure what to see? This guide is for you! Click the links to check out the trailers for each film.

Animated Films: 

  • “Frozen 2” (PG) — Out now: If you haven’t seen this Golden Globe-nominated flick yet what are you waiting for?!  
  • “Spies in Disguise” (PG) — Out December 25: An adorable comedy about a spy turned into a pigeon who must rely on his nerdy tech office to save the world — voice actors include Tom Holland and Will Smith!

Action Films:

Drama/Musical Films:

  • “Cats” (PG) — Out December 19: Introduce your family to the beloved musical in a way like never before.
  • “Little Women” (PG) — Out December 25: The newest version of Louisa May Alcott’s coming of age novel that is packed with an all-star cast — a true Christmas Day gift!

Planning to take multiple trips to the movies this winter break? Make sure to take advantage of $5 Movie Tuesday featuring $5 movies, plus free popcorn for all Magical Movie Rewards members! (Tip: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve both fall on a $5 Movie Tuesday this year!) And don’t forget about $6 Student Thursday featuring $6 movies and free popcorn for students and school faculty.

Gifts that Entertain

Looking for a gift that’s perfect for friends, family, teachers, babysitters and more? Try a Marcus Theatres gift card! They’re perfect for family outings and date nights alike. Now through January 5, receive $5 in FREE Snack Cash with every $25 gift card purchase in theatre or online. (Tip: pair a gift card with an Ultimate Popcorn Tub for the gift that keeps on giving!)

Gifts that Give Back 

While you’re busy checking everyone off your list, Marcus Theatres is also giving you the opportunity to gift a Magical Movie Experience to a Make-A-Wish Ohio child battling critical illness. Visit to learn more and spread some joy to a local family.

Mark Your Calendar for the Return of Disney Classics!

Once you’ve had your fill of “Frozen 2,” introduce your family to timeless classics with the return of the Enchanted Tales Series featuring classic Disney films at both the Marcus Crosswoods and Pickerington Cinemas! Kids and adults alike will agree that there’s something even more magical about seeing Aladdin race through the sky or Sleeping Beauty wake from her slumber on the big screen. Best of all, admission is just $6 per person! 

  • “Aladdin:” January 24-26
  • “The Lion King” (original): January 31-February 2
  • “Sleeping Beauty:” February 7-9
  • “Pocahontas:” February 14-17 


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