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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