Any mom with kids knows this mantra: if it's free, it's for me!

With that in mind, check out the Count Basie Theatre's Free Summer Film series kicking off next month with a June 3 screening of the 1996 flick, :"Space Jam."  Why free? It's a gift from the Friends of Film!

In the movie, basketball star Michael Jordan assists Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of your favorite Looney Tunes characters play a game against alien "slavers" to earn their freedom! Bonus: the cast includes Bill Murray!

Other free films on tap include "Jaws" on June 15.

The tickets are free, but you have to get them at the Count Basie box office.The Count Basie Theatre is located at  99 Monmouth St, Red Bank. Call (732) 224-9778 for details.