Beat the heat with these family movies coming to First Coast theaters

Mirtha Barzaga
Mirtha Barzaga
Published on July 16, 2019

As we enter the dog days of summer, we often seek indoor entertainment to escape the heat. Luckily there are plenty of choices at local movie theaters to keep everyone in the family entertained!

Check out some of the family-friendly flicks coming to theaters throughout Northeast Florida:

Opening July 19

The Lion King (PG) – Director Jon Favreau revisits a Disney classic in which young lion Simba must battle for Pride Rock, including dealing with his father Mufasa’s death, deception by his uncle Scar and lots of help from his friends. Voices are done by big names like Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogan and more.

Opening August 2

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13) – Two lawmen-turned-outcasts from the Fast & Furious world team up to take down a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist. True to the franchise, we are in for a giant helping of action with a generous side of comedy!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG) – High schooler Dora returns to her jungle roots to save her kidnapped parents and solve the mystery of the Lost City of Gold. She’s joined by monkey Boots, cousin Diego and several friends. An all-star cast (Michael Peña, Eva Longoria and more) ensures lots of fun!

Opening August 9

The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13) – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes – A Mark Twain style adventure meets a buddy comedy! A young man with Down syndrome runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and befriends a small time outlaw on the run.

Opening August 14

Blinded by the Light (PG-13) – 91% on Rotten Tomatoes – It’s 1987 and a Pakistani teenager discovers the soul-moving music of Bruce Springsteen. He sets out to follow his dream of becoming a writer despite his family’s opposition. The heart-warming story has a great soundtrack by The Boss himself!

Angry Birds Movie 2 (PG) – The flightless angry birds and green piggies are still at odds, but now must team up to take on a mysterious new bird planning to usher in a new ice age with cryokinetic technology. A star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader and many others.

Looking for something a little different? The IMAX Theater at World Golf Village features beautifully made nature documentaries designed for all ages. Check out Great Barrier Reef: An IMAX 3D Experience narrated by Eric Bana and Great Bear Rainforest narrated by Ryan Reynolds. Learn more and get tickets at

No matter where you are on the First Coast, there is a movie theater near you!



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