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Theaters offer cool matinees to keep kids busy

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Student-produced public service announcements that focus on raising awareness of problem-gambling, tobacco and drug use and other issues faced by teens premiered on the big screen at Maya Cinemas Thursday.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Keeping the kids entertained during the summer can feel like a full-time job. Local theaters are doing their part to help you be the cool parent (or baby sitter) with a season of movies geared for young audiences.

Reel Kids Summer Movie Series

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., June 18 through Aug. 14, Reading Cinemas Valley Plaza 16, 2000 Wible Road. 833-2230. $1.

June 18 and 19: "Despicable Me," PG.

June 25 and 26: "The Neverending Story," PG

July 2 and 3: "Kung Fu Panda," PG

July 9 and 10: "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," PG

July 16 and 17: "Fantastic Mr. Fox," PG

July 23 and 24: "Chimpanzee," G

July 30 and 31: "How to Train Your Dragon," PG

Aug. 6 and 7: "Labyrinth," PG

Aug. 13 and 14: "Ice Age: The Meltdown," PG

Kids Summer Film Festival

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., through Aug. 14, Maya Cinemas, 1000 California Ave. 636-0484. $1.

June 18 and 19: "Chimpanzee," G

June 25 and 26: "The Smurfs," PG

July 2 and 3: "Rio," G

July 9 and 10: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," PG

July 16 and 17: "Parental Guidance," PG

July 23 and 24: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," G

July 30 and 31: "Ice Age: Continental Drift," PG

Aug. 6 and 7: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," PG

Aug. 13 and 14: "Hotel Transylvania," PG

Regal Summer Movie Express

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m., through July 31, Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14, 9000 Ming Ave. 663-3042. $1.

June 18: "Mr. Poppers' Penguins," PG

June 19: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked," G

June 25: "Monte Carlo," PG10 a.m.

June 26: "Rio," G

July 2: "Coraline," PG

July 3: "ParaNorman," PG

July 9: "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," PG

July 10: "Big Miracle," PG

July 16: "Yogi Bear," PG

July 17: "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," PG

July 23: "Racing Stripes," PG

July 24: "Happy Feet Too," PG

July 30: "African Cats," G

July 31: "Chimpanzee," G

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