Kids movies

Summer Children’s Movies Return to Newtown Theater

The Newtown Theater will screen a series of free summer movies for children at 10 a.m. on Wednesday mornings in July and August with a special sensory screening at 1 p.m.

Each of this year’s films will transport audiences to another part of the world. For the seventh year in a row, free movies are made possible thanks to sponsor Karen Ann Ulmer Attorneys at Law.

These screenings are for families, not summer camps. Summer camps interested in bringing campers to the theater for a movie should email [email protected] for details.

No reservations or tickets are required for the free screenings. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and doors open one hour before showtime.

This year’s summer lineup includes: “Madagascar” on July 6, “Kung Fu Panda” on July 20, “Happy Feet” on July 27, “Paddington 2” on August 3, “Hugo” on August 10 and “How to Train Your Dragon” on August 17.

During the 1 p.m. sensory screenings, the house lights will be turned up slightly and the movie sound turned down slightly. These screenings are a special opportunity for people with autism and others to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment.

The Newtown Theater is located at 120 N. State St. in the borough of Newtown. For information, visit