Movie Matinees for All Ages 2016


Introduce young people to the joys of the big-screen cinematic experience with Saturday afternoons at the movies.

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  • The Red Shoes

    • Saturday, November 26 3 PM
    • Wednesday, December 28 1 PM
    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
    United Kingdom, 1948

    Digital Restoration

    Recommended for ages 10 & up

    Ballerina Moira Shearer must choose between love and art in this ravishing melodrama. “No flatscreen TV will ever do it justice—see it in the theater” (New York).

  • I Know Where I’m Going!

    • Sunday, November 20 4:45 PM
    • Saturday, December 3 3:30
    Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
    United Kingdom, 1945

    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    Powell and Pressburger’s most romantic, lyrical film sets a love affair against the vast beauty of Scotland’s Hebrides islands. “One of the finest of all screen romances” (Village Voice).

  • Safety Last!

    • Saturday, October 15 3:30 PM
    Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
    USA, 1923

    Recommended for all ages

  • Singin' in the Rain

    • Saturday, September 17 3:30 PM
    Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
    United States, 1952

    Recommended for ages 6 & up

  • North by Northwest

    • Saturday, August 13 8 PM
    • Saturday, August 20 3 PM
    Alfred Hitchcock
    United States, 1959

    Recommended for ages 10 & up

    Hitchcock dubbed this exhilarating thriller “my final word on the chase film.” Cary Grant plays the fast talking adman who is mistaken for an assassin by the police and for a double agent by an international spy ring.


  • Ponyo

    • Saturday, August 6 3:30 PM
    • Saturday, August 13 3:30 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Japan, 2008

    English-language version 
    Recommended for ages 5 & up

    In this ecstatic fairy tale inspired byThe Little Mermaid, a five-year-old boy finds a goldfish that transforms into a little girl, the irrepressible Ponyo.


  • M. Hulot’s Holiday

    • Saturday, July 23 3:30 PM
    Jacques Tati
    France, 1953

    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    This masterpiece of gentle slapstick about the vacation of a clumsy fellow at a French seaside resort abounds in brilliantly choreographed sight gags that will amuse the whole family. 

  • The Black Stallion

    • Saturday, June 4 2 PM
    Carroll Ballard
    United States, 1979

    New Digital Restoration!
    Recommended for ages 7 & up

    Carroll Ballard in Person
    The Walter Farley story about a boy's friendship with a magnificent Arabian horse becomes a visual fantasy, from the opening shipwreck, to lyric scenes on a desert island, to the exciting racing championship.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    • Saturday, May 7 2 PM
    Robert Mulligan
    U.S., 1962

    Recommended for ages 12 & up

    This award-winning adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. On BFI's list of films you must see before age fourteen.

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    • Saturday, April 2 3:30 PM
    • Sunday, April 3 2 PM
    Hayao Miyazaki
    Japan, 1998

    English-language version

    Recommended for ages 5 & up

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    The thirteen-year-old witch Kiki leaves home and discovers a soaring independence as she masters her mother’s broom.

  • Kirikou and the Sorceress

    • Saturday, March 19 3:30 PM
    Michel Ocelot
    France, Belgium, 1998

    Free for BAMPFA members. RSVP to

    Recommended for ages 6 & up 

    English-Language Version

    This gorgeously animated modern classic recounts the tale of little Kirikou, a brave newborn toddler who takes on an evil sorceress in order to save his village. Soundtrack by Youssou N’Dour.

  • Modern Times

    • Saturday, February 13 3:30 PM
    Charlie Chaplin
    United States, 1936

    Recommended for ages 8 & up

    Chaplin’s politically outspoken film also contains some of his funniest scenes, in which Charlie causes complete chaos simply by being human.