Giveaway: Let’s go to the movies (and eat ice cream) — the sequel

We all know that when a movie is REALLY good, movie producers almost always make a sequel. This summer is proof, with lots of sequels (and prequels) at the theater, minionincluding Despicable Me 2, Man of Steel, Monsters University and lots more.

So we’re following that lead by doing a sequel on last month’s popular giveaway of four Malco movie passes, four kids’ Summer Film Fest passes and TWO free gallons of Hiland ice cream — winner chooses her favorite flavors. So if you’d love two free nights at the movies as well as a few free matinees with the kids — and ice cream to enjoy after the show — this is definitely a sequel you’ll want to check out.

You can use the movie passes for adults or for kids, but do be sure that you use them to see a movie that doesn’t have the “no passes” restriction attached to the listing. And don’t worry because most movies will allow passes, especially after they’ve been in theaters for a few weeks. It’s typically the brand new releases that are pass restricted.

The movie passes can be used at ANY Malco theater and there’s a Malco location in most of the major cities in Northwest Arkansas. You can check out where all the Malco locations are by clicking HERE.

As for the Kids Summer Film Fest passes, each pass will get two kids into one of the Summer Film Fest movies. These movies are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Fayetteville’s Razorback Cinema and Rogers’ Pinnacle Hills theater location during June and July. They’re not new movies, but they are definitely kid favorites. (And let’s face it. Kids LOVE watching their favorite shows over and over, especially if there is popcorn and candy involved.)

kids summer film festEven if you don’t have a free movie pass, the Kids Summer Film Fest movies only cost two dollars per kid so it’s definitely still affordable. A movie matinee is a great way to get out of the house, have some fun and still stay cool on the hottest summer days.

We don’t think we need to convince you of the merits of free ice cream. Kind of speaks for itself, right? But we can tell you that ice cream tastes even better when you take it home for free — any flavor you like. And two free gallons should keep you and your spoon busy for at least a few weeks, right? Some of our favorite Hiland Dairy ice cream flavors include Butter Pecan, Chocolate Moose Tracks, Cookie Overload and Cherry Vanilla. They’re SO good. See the rest of the Hiland Dairy flavors by clicking HERE:ice cream hiland

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win the movie passes and ice cream gift certificates, click the words “post a comment” below and tell us what your all-time favorite movie SEQUEL is and/or your favorite flavor of ice cream. You can also email your answers to

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR ODDS: To increase your odds of winning this summer fun package, email your friends and family to let them know about this giveaway. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

imagesBE SOCIAL: Spread the word via social media and we’ll give you extra chances as well. Just share the giveaway with your friends on Facebook (click here to go see the post on our Facebook page and share from there) or share about the giveaway on Twitter to increase your odds of winning. If you do either of these things, just let us know in your posted comment or send us an email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose the winner this Friday so be checking your inbox in case YOU get the great news!

Good luck and Happy Summer!


  1. Despicable Me 2 is my favorite sequel, and probably my favorite kids movie of all time. I laughed more than my kids did!

  2. Right now a big bowl of cookies and cream ice cream sounds heavenly to this pregnant mama! Put on one of our favorite sequels, Toy Story 2, and it would be a perfect evening with my kiddos.

  3. Am anticipating the Anchorman 2 movie this fall, more than any other sequel EVER! Cannot. Wait. And my fave ice cream is chocolate, plain and simple. Thanks!

  4. The kids and I love Madagascar 3! They can’t get enough of it lol… Favorite ice cream- definitely strawberry!:)

  5. Aliens….def my favorite sequel of all time!!! I like chunks of stuff in my ice cream, cookie dough, cookies, brownies, caramels, toffees…etc.

  6. Favorite movie would be Harry potter series. Ice cream pecans pralines and cream.

  7. My favorite sequel of all time is probably Ghostbusters II (random, I know). My favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough.

  8. Butter pecan is my favorite for 2 reasons: 1. It is sooo yummy 2. I am the ONLY one in my family that likes it;-)

  9. Personally really like the Hangover sequils! Love homemade vanilla ice cream!

  10. My favorite ice cream flavor is Rocky Road. I love chocolate anything, and with the addition of marshmallows and almonds, you can’t go wrong!

  11. First off, I love going to the movies!!! I have to say, I love the Iron Man/Avengers movies… don’t tell my husband 🙂 And I could eat chocolate chip cookie dough any day of the week.

  12. My favorite movie sequel is Toy Story 2, and my favorite ice cream flavor is oatmeal cookie dough.

  13. Shrek 2 is my fav – Puss N Boots made the second one so much better than the first.

  14. We absolutely loved Despicable Me 2, especially in 3D. The minions were hilarious as usual. As for our favorite ice cream, we are a family of many flavors. Daddy loves butter pecan, my twins love chocolate &I love vanilla with caramel and either snickers or heath bar, YUM!!!!

  15. I have 2 fave ice creams;) mint choc chip & homemade vanilla! Fave sequel…..Legally Blonde 2!

  16. We just went to see Despicable Me 2 and loved it……Mint Chocolate Chip is a favorite of ours ; )

  17. My all time favorite ice cream is Rocky Road in a waffle cone. I don’t know about my favorite movie sequel but I CANNOT wait to see the sequel for Finding Memo!

  18. Favorite sequel(s) are Toy Story 3 and the Harry Potter sequels!
    As for ice cream, Rocky Road and mint chocolate chip are faves!

  19. Dulce De Leche is sinful on all levels

    While I am sure the Avengers and Thor sequals might change my future votes, I love the Look Who’s talking sequals! Helps to be a John Travolta fan

  20. Monsters University is the favorite of the summer…Favorite ice cream: chocolate chip cookie dough.

  21. My favorite sequel was Iron Man 2! My fave ice cream is chocolate hot fudge brownie!

  22. I love all the Shrek movies, my kids love both Cars movies. I am really looking forward to taking them to Despicable Me 2. My all time favorite ice cream is Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough =)

  23. My favorite sequel is the second Star Trek movie. My favorite ice cream is blackberry cobbler!

  24. Chocolate chip cookie dough is my favorite ice cream! i love the harry potter and iron man series, and I can’t wait for Catching Fire to release.

  25. Any ice cream with caramel or chocolate is my favorites. I loved the Ice Age movies. Love watching movies with the girls

  26. Toy Story 2 is a favorite sequel at our house and I love, love, love coffee ice cream! Yummy! Chocolate and Strawberry are what my kiddos love.

  27. Iron Man Series – specifically Iron Man 3! I love me some Straight Up Vanilla!

  28. Toy story 2 is our favorite sequel!! Hands down! We watch it nearly everyday! And our favorite ice cream is Neapolitan!! We would LOVE to win!!

  29. Toy Story 3 was great! For the ice cream…butter pecan, cookies and cream, cherry vanilla…I can’t choose:)

  30. Alvin and the Chipmunks!!! Kids can’t get enough 🙂 I love Mint Chocolate Chip!!

  31. My favorite and my children’s favorite sequel would have to be Despicable Me 2!! We all laughed harder than we have at any other movie!

  32. I can not wait to see Grown Ups 2!!!! And my all time favorite ice cream is butter pecan! But during my current pregnancy I’ve been craving bubble gum ice cream and I can’t find it anywhere. : (

  33. I LOVED “The Black Stallion Returns” and watched it over and over as a kid…. Yeah, we probably wore out that video tape! I love Rocky Road ice cream. YUM!

  34. Our family’s favorite sequels are the Ice Age movies:) mint chocolate chip is a favorite ice cream flavor around our house!

  35. We just watched Monster’s University and LOVED it! Had us laughing the entire time! Our family favorite ice cream is Cookies and Cream

  36. Loved the star trek sequel that just came out & most of the star trek sequels. Am looking forward to hunger games & hobbit sequels in the fall.

  37. I’m anticipating the Finding Nemo sequel that’s coming out next year. Fave ice cream: Neapolitan

  38. My favorite sequel is all the X-Men movies. I’m a “comic book movie” finatic! And I love watching them with a scoop of chocolate & a scoop of vanilla!

  39. My favorite ice cream is Peanut Butter & Chocolate! My favorite sequel is Harry Potter. I’m looking forward to the next Hunger Games ooming out.

  40. Pecans, praline and cream from Braum’s is my all time fav ice cream.
    I love Spiderman 2 and Toy Story 3. Can’t decide which is better. 🙂

  41. I liked the American pie series. It’s a sign of my era/age. Kinda takes me back…..
    🙂 I love Strawberry cheesecake ice cream! Maybe with some pecans sprinkled on top!

  42. Love Key Lime Pie ice cream from Blue Belle!! Favorite movie sequel is Lord of the rings trilogy .. The 2nd and third do not disappoint!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  43. My fave movie sequel is Despicable Me 2! Took my youngest to see it last weekend for a Mother & Son date—we were cracking up laughing!! I’m a movie hound but I love taking my kiddos for family funny movies 😉

  44. My daughter and I love all the Harry Potter movies. We watch them pretty regularly. Her favorite “ice cream” is lime sherbet.

  45. Too many favorite movie sequels to try to choose from, but my favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.. or maybe butterscotch pecan… or no, mint chocolate chip… no, maybe… no, mint chocolate chip–that’s it… once and for all………….

  46. Back to the Fiture sequels were good and I can always go for cookie dough ice cream 🙂

  47. Favorite ice cream is Strawberry and favorite sequel is any of the Harry Potter series!

  48. Harry Potter, of course, but I’m kinda holding out for Finding Dory! And Toy Story 3 was great, too! As for ice cream, my favorite is homemade Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream with graham cracker crust mixed in. It’s SO good that I can’t make it, or I’ll eat it ALL!

  49. Father of the Bride 2! I will drop everything and watch it if it’s on. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, it never gets old!

    For ice cream – nothing’s better than good ‘ol Butter Brickle!! Yum!

  50. My favorite movie sequel would be a tie between the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter movies. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.

  51. Despicable Me 2 is by far our family’s favorite sequel and we love rocky road ice cream.

  52. I love all of the Harry Potter movies. I love the last one (split in 2 movies) the best. My favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.

  53. My favorite is lemon creme ice cream! Yum! And anything Harry Potter is awesome 🙂

  54. Favorite sequel set are the Die Hard movies. My husband and I have watched them so many times! and favorite ice cream flavor is Mint Chocolate chip!

  55. Can’t wait to see Grown ups 2…. And share a bowl of mint chocolate chip with the other grown ups my life! Mike, Abby & Chrystal ..

  56. my favorite ice cream is Baskin Robbins nutty coconut… so sad that there is not one in our area!

  57. My all time favorite movie sequel is….(wait for it)…

    Twilight breaking dawn. I know it may seem a little teenager of me, but they added a good twist in it–which made it well worth it.

    My favorite ice cream flavor–is the plain and simple cookie dough ice cream!

  58. I would love to take my son to Despicable Me 2. We could have ice cream first!

  59. Pirates of the Caribbean. Oh that Johnny Depp! 😉 As for ice cream, bunny tracks! It has all the right stuff. Yum!

  60. Favorite ice cream flavor is dark chocolate at Cold Stone Creamery especially when you mix in peanut butter and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Yum!

  61. I have been waiting to take my grandkids to see Descipable Me 2…..we lived the fist one! Absolutely a must see movie!

  62. Cappuccino Chunky Chocolate from Braum’s or any coffee or chocolate-mint ice cream.

  63. “The Lord of the Rings” series – I never get tired of them! As for ice cream: chocolate!!

  64. I love Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Just had a lemon ice box flavor (whpiped cream, lemon and graham crackers) that was outta this world!

  65. Shrek 2!! Better than the first!!!
    Love anything chocolate and Carmel ….yummy!!

  66. I’m going to say the Toy Story sequels were equally as clever as the first! We are fans of birthday cake ice cream and cookies and cream at our house….I am also quite partial to butter pecan!

  67. I thought the sequel to Harry Potter/Twilight were all good. I love Rocky Road ice cream.

  68. Toy Story 2!!! We love all the Toy Story movies!! And we love cookies
    And cream ice cream!!

  69. Strawberry ice cream and any of the Harry Potter movies sound like a relaxing evening!

  70. My all time favorite – INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE – Sean Connery and Harrison Ford! Ice cream – BlueBell Homeade Vanilla!

  71. Favorite sequel for a kids movie is Shrek 2 (although maybe I shouldn’t label it a “kid’s movie” since I’m a grown up and like it so much myself) and favorite adult movie sequel(s) are the Bourne Ultimatum and the Bourne Supremacy.

  72. I love the Madagascar, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Bourne sequels! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with just about any flavor of ice cream, but Rocky Road is probably my favorite!

  73. Empire Strikes Back is the best sequel – shown with Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream would be a great night!

  74. I would say Iron Man 2 is my favorite sequel and Cookies & Cream Icecream is my favorite ice cream. Thanks for having this giveaway!

  75. We ALL SCREAM for ice cream!! While watching the Cinderella Sequels 2 & 3, but really liked the new Wizard of Oz spin off that came out recently!!!

  76. Fav sequel are the Shrek movies – even better eating cookie dough ice cream!!

  77. I’m a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies because we just did a 15 hour car trip and those movies kept my kids quiet in the backseat! And I’ll eat cookies and cream ice cream any day.

  78. Just saw Monsters sequel and it was lots of fun. Ice crem is THE top choice for dessert at our house and we like to change it up with flavor combinations but our favorite is mint chocolate chip.

  79. My Favorite Sequel is Twilight, my favorite Highland Ice Cream is “Candy Bar Crunch”. Movie night with the family, followed by Ice Cream, yeah!!! Every moms guilty pleasure!!! I am excited!!! Thank you NWA Motherlode!!!!!!!!

  80. Not sure what my fatvorite sequel is but I am super excited for Finding Dory. Already scheduled a family movie night for Nov of 2014!

  81. Any of the National Lampoons vacation movie sequals and I love Mint Chocolate Chip!

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