Kendall’s movie theaters making it easy for families to return amid summer blockbusters

Families are finally returning to movie theaters as the nation continues to break out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it appears to be the perfect time.

Summer blockbuster movies such as “Minions: The Rise of Gru” have led a resurgence at the box office, and it’s not just the die-hard moviegoers. Families have been in focus as well and several South Florida theaters have transitioned into a great environment to explore.

In the Kendall area, for example, AMC Sunset Place 24, AMC Tamiami 18 and Regal Kendall Village all have deals for families this summer and have renovated theaters with newer chairs and screens. Both AMC theaters also offer a promotion that allows you to watch movies for $5 on Tuesdays if you are a member of their moviegoer club, Stubs.

The AMC options also feature accessibility for everyone, with closed-captioning availabilities as well as a special sensory friendly film option. The company partnered with the Autism Society to provide friendly films with sensory accommodations, such as lower sounds and keeping the lights on, and they air those films every second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Regal Kendall Village reopened recently and has been heavily renovated. With new seats and a new arcade, this theater is ready for families to return. The theater did also add a new bar for adults, so parents can have fun if you attend a later showing. Regal is offering screenings of older family movies for $2. There is a limited number of movies in that space, but you can find the entire list here. This summer series runs through August 10, and Regal also offers extensive deals for tickets and even half off popcorn on Tuesdays.

The theaters aren’t just trying to cash in on “Minions.” It is the summer season, after all, and “Lightyear” and “Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” are out now, and “DC League of Superpets” opens tomorrow, July 29. With all these deals and great new releases, now is the perfect time to take your families back to the silver screen.

Christopher Rodriguez was born and raised in Miami and is a Digital journalism major and a senior at FIU. Rodriguez loves film and entertainment in Miami and hopes to pursue those passions through journalism.