Family-friendly Film SeriesOur annual series featuring monthly family-friendly movies. Free for kids 12 & under!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Sunday, January 12 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan
Gene Wilder stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. The mysterious candy maker extraordinaire Willy Wonka hides a Golden Ticket inside five of his famous candy bars. The kids who find them are invited on a grand tour of the wondrous, wacky Wonka factory, and a chance for an even grander prize – if they can resist temptation.
1971. 99 min. Fantasy/Comedy/Music. G.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Sunday, February 9 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan
Based on the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, the live-action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. Invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. At Hogwarts, he finds the home and the family he has never had.
2001. 152 min. Fantasy/Fiction. PG.
How to Train Your Dragon
Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan
This Academy Award®-nominated DreamWorks Animation film rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and big laughs into a captivating, fun and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition and befriends one of his deadliest foes – a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes fight against the odds to save both their worlds in this wonderful, feel-good hit.
2010. 97 min. Animation. PG.
Sunday, October 20 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan
MATILDA is the story of a remarkable girl with extraordinary intelligence. Unfortunately, her stupid parents barely notice her and when they finally send her to school, it’s to Crunched Hall, which is ruthlessly ruled by a sadistic principal. Matilda’s fortune changes when she discovers within herself the most unusual powers.
1996. 98 min. Fantasy/Comedy. PG.
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan
The story of Aladdin and the Princess Badr al-badr’s adventures as told through child actors in this silent film from 1917. Based on one of the tales from The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.
1917. 45 min. Silent Film Fantasy. NR