Free Spring Movies at Quality 16

Each spring and fall Quality 16 offers FREE Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. The Spring 2015 Matinees start on Saturday, February 28 and run through April 26. Movies are shown at both 9a and 10a on Saturdays and Sundays.

Quality 16 Free Spring Matinees

Even thought the shows are in the morning, my daughter still enjoys having a snack. Quality 16 offers a Kids Combo for $5. The Combo includes popcorn and their choice of Drink (soda, water, chocolate milk) and their choice of snack (Welch’s Fruit Snacks or Granola Bar).

We haven’t seen many of the movies on this spring’s Free Spring Matinee list. My daughter and her friends really enjoyed Rio 2 when I showed it to them over the summer. We saw Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb in January on one of the snow days and my daughter really enjoyed it. Since then, she has watched the first movie several times.

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The schedule is below with links to the movies on Amazon:

All of the movies are currently available on home video with the exception of Penguins of Madagascar which is released on March 17 and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which will be released on March 10.

We haven’t made it to a spring matinee in a few years. Our weekend schedules tend to be fairly busy. Even when we’re not otherwise occupied, my daughter and I aren’t morning people. When we have a free day, we usually prefer to take a slow morning at home.


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Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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  • Avatar Angela M.

    Do you know if these free movies are baby friendly? Meaning, is it the type of event that babies and kids can make occasional noise and it is not a big deal?

    • Avatar Anna Mae

      The movies are marketed to families. We haven’t been in a few years, but as a preschooler my daughter would often laugh loudly or exclaim during the movie (heck, she still does that sometimes at 9). It was not out of place. A baby crying should still be taken out to the hall. I also remember them having an intermission even in a 90 minute cartoon. The intermission actually worked against my daughter because it would take her out of the movie & then she had a hard time settling back down.

    • Avatar Shannon C

      We went to the 10am movie on Sunday with our 4 year old, 2 year old, and 3 month old. My 3 month old made the occasional noise, cried a bit, and nursed throughout most of the movie. We also saw other infants in carseats being carried in. It’s definitely family friendly!

    • Avatar Shannon C

      One more thing — the intermission that the previous person mentioned no longer happens. They play the movie from beginning to end like any other movie.

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