One of my fondest summer memories from childhood was sitting in a dark, cool movie theater, usually with my siblings, every Wednesday afternoon, watching a matinee and trying to find something weird to eat from the concession stand, just because you could.

My choice, (for no particular reason, which I can remember) was usually a giant garlic dill pickle, weighing nearly a pound. I would gnaw on the savory cuke throughout the movie, annoying my sisters and anyone within inhaling distance of my garlicky delight.

It was a summer program offered to elementary school kids through our local schools and movie theatre. Every Wednesday you'd get to see an age-appropriate movie from multiple genres, comedy, mystery, drama.

I still remember one of our favorites was Island of the Blue Dolphins, a true story of a young girl's solitary life on an island in the Pacific. It was based on a wonderful, award-winning children's book, which was equal parts adventure and inspiration.

But I digress. The reason for this winding journey into my past is because Cinemark Theatres are bringing back their Summer Movie Clubhouse. This 10-week series allows your kids to see a really fun movie every week throughout the summer. So you'll have a least a few hours a week, when you won't hear, "I'm bored!"

Both Sioux Falls Cinemark Theatres (Century 14 westside and Century East at Dawley Farms) are offering this program. Movies are $1 per movie at the box office or $5 for all ten. You can get the 10-week punchcard at the box office, while supplies last.

Here are the movies your children will enjoy this summer:

  • Despicable Me 3
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Dr. Seuss's The Grinch
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Small Foot
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Sponge Bob Movie - Sponge Out of Water
  • Sherlock Gnomes
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 - Summer Vacation

For more information and to buy tickets online see Cinemark Theatres. Or stop by your neighborhood Cinemark theatre box office to purchase the punchcard.

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