Movie Matinees for All Ages


Treat the family to an afternoon at the movies.

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  • Tomm Moore: Song of the Sea

  • Carroll Ballard: The Black Stallion

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Past

Upcoming Films

  • Song of the Sea

    Tomm Moore
    Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Denmark, 2014

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    • Saturday, June 22 3 PM

    The director behind The Secret of Kells returns with a gorgeous animation inspired by Irish legends and Celtic folk art. This Miyazaki-like wonder is “one of the most blissfully beautiful animated films ever made” (Toronto Review).

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  • The Black Stallion

    Carroll Ballard
    United States, 1979

    Digital Restoration
    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    • Saturday, July 27 3:30 PM

    A young boy’s friendship with a wild stallion anchors this mesmerizing adaptation of the classic novel. “May be the greatest children’s movie ever made” (Pauline Kael).

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  • The White Balloon

    Jafar Panahi
    Iran, 1995

    Imported Print
    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    • Saturday, August 31 3:30 PM

    A seven-year-old girl navigates the busy streets of Tehran while trying to buy a goldfish in the utterly charming debut of Jafar Panahi (3 Faces). Cowritten by Abbas Kiarostami, it’s “a reminder that the simplest forms of filmmaking can be the most satisfying” (Los Angeles Times).

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Past Films

  • March of the Penguins

    • Saturday, May 4 3 PM
    Luc Jacquet
    France, 2005

    Recommended for ages 6 & up

    Follow the exploits of emperor penguins as they migrate, search for food, raise their young, and waddle about the ice in this documentary, one of the biggest nonfiction hits of the 2000s. Presented with English narration by Morgan Freeman.

  • Work and Play: Three Charlie Chaplin Shorts

    • Saturday, March 16 3 PM

    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Spend an old-fashioned afternoon at the movies with three shorts that find Charlie Chaplin’s character at work and at play: Sunnyside, A Day’s Pleasure, and Pay Day.

  • Alamar

    • Saturday, February 16 2:30 PM
    Pedro González-Rubio
    Mexico, 2009

    Recommended for ages 10 & up

    This effortlessly beautiful film follows a Mayan father and his young son as they spend a summer working (and playing) along the Mexican Caribbean coast.

  • The Gold Rush

    • Friday, December 28 2:30 PM
    • Saturday, January 19 3:30 PM
    Charlie Chaplin
    United States, 1925, reedited 1942

    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    A hapless prospector tries his luck in the frozen north in a film that glitters with some of Charlie Chaplin’s most memorable nuggets of comedy.