With gas prices what they are, finding summertime entertainment in the Capital Region that will kids the kids happy on the cheap can be a daunting task. Fortunately for kids and parents, The Palace Theatre is bringing back its weekly Summer in the City movie series – offering free, family-friendly movies throughout July and August.

The Palace Theatre opened its doors in 1931, after being built by RKO Pictures to be Albany’s premiere movie house. RKO produced some of history’s biggest movies, from the original King Kong to Citizen Kane to It’s a Wonderful Life. The studio used its wealth and clout to build the impressive edifice and the ornate interior the Capital Region still enjoys today. Now you can soak up some history (and some air conditioning) with eight free films.

See These Eight Family Movies Free At Albany's Palace Theatre

This year’s Summer in the City lineup features a wide selection of movies for kids of all ages featuring dragons, robots, a certain large canine, and one movie your kids probably already know by heart. Tickets are now available to claim at the Palace Theatre’s website and are first come, first served.