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The Family-Friendly Film Series

The Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series, presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation.

FREE for kids 12 & under – Sundays at 1:30 pm.

Check back for upcoming additions to the rest of the film series! 

Ponyo

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Family Friendly Films, Films, Ghibli, state-theater | Comments Off

Ponyo

Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series and the Studio Ghibli Series at the State. Free for kids 12 & under! Special support from Gretchen’s House.  Welcome to a world where anything is possible! Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki and legendary filmmaker John Lasseter together with Disney bring to life a heartwarming and imaginative telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on...

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Family Friendly Films, Films | Comments Off

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Saturday, November 8 at 1:30 PM. FREE for kids 12 & under! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation. One of the stars of Walt Disney‘s Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke, is re-united with that film’s composer and lyricist, Richard M.Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, in this big budget children’s fantasy musical, based on the children’s book by James Bond author Ian Fleming. Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children...

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My Neighbor Totoro

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Family Friendly Films, Films, Ghibli, state-theater | Comments Off

My Neighbor Totoro

Sunday, November 30 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series and the Studio Ghibli Series at the State. Free for kids 12 & under!  This superbly animated children’s tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As...

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Elf

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Family Friendly Films, Films, Holiday, Holiday Classics | Comments Off

Elf

Sunday, December 14 at 1:30 pm. FREE admission! Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series, presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation and part of the Holiday Classic Film Series.  For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf. When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York...

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