Family-Friendly Movie Theaters In Boston

Whether you need to beat the summer heat or come in from the winter cold, the Boston area offers a few extra-special movie options for local families. Below, find theaters that welcome babies, encourage kids to read, and even offer sensory-friendly movie experiences. If you know of a great family-friendly movie offering that we haven’t included - tell us about in the comments!

1. AMC Sensory-Friendly Films

AMC partners with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where the lights turn up, the sound turns down, and folks can get up, dance, walk, shout, or sing! This program runs on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) each month. Double-check local theatre listings for specific showtimes.

AMC Theatres, Various Locations

2. Coolidge Corner Theatre Box Office Babies

Every other Friday at 1pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, new parents are invited to check out the latest in international, independent, and documentary filmmaking while stretching out and relaxing with baby.

Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, Tel: 617-734-2500

3. Capitol Theatre Monday Matinees

On Monday afternoons, the Capitol offers a baby friendly matinee for parents and caregivers, during which nursing, bottle feeding, fussing, crying, and changing diapers is never frowned upon. There is an area in the lobby to park strollers. Subscribe to their email list to vote for the movie you’d most like to see. Democracy clearly exists in the entertainment industry.

Capitol Theatre, 204 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, Tel: 781-648-4340

4. CinemaSalem Baby and Me Shows

Enjoy first-run movies each Monday morning at 10 am, when CinemaSalem presents the “Baby and Me Show,” especially designed for moms, dads, grandparents, nannies, and anyone else caring for a infant and/or toddler. The lights stay brighter, the sound quieter, and little ones can be as loud as they need to be. There is even a complimentary changing table in the theater, so no one needs to miss any of the movie.

CinemaSalem, One East India Square, Salem, 978-744-1400

5. Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays

During the summer months, Bookworm Wednesdays offers kids free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating Showcase Cinemas box office. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Summers only.

Showcase Cinemas, Various Locations

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