Big Screen Movie Experiences for Kids & Families Los Angeles

Big Screen Movie Experiences for Kids & Families Los Angeles This page is where the American Cinematheque posts news about family-friendly film screenings happening at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres, all year long!

This page began In 2013, when the American Cinematheque brought a selection of the most compelling recent films for kids to the West Coast for the first time in partnership with New York Int'l Children's Film Festival. We are no longer partnering on this festival. For info. please see http://www.gkids.com

01/16/2020
Whale of a Tale - Kirk Douglas - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Introduce your kids to Jules Verne adventures with this whale of a tale! 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA screens in 35mm at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday.

James Mason is Captain Nemo opposite Kirk Douglas’ salty dog Ned Land in this glorious adaptation of Jules Verne's novel. Land, a loudmouth harpooner sent to investigate a series of mysterious sinkings in the Pacific trade lane, comes face-to-face with Nemo after an explosive encounter with the captain’s high-tech submarine, the Nautilus. Tensions rise under Nemo’s bloodthirsty leadership, which ultimately leads to a spectacular battle with a giant squid. Featuring Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre.

Tickets and details: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/20000-leagues-under-the-sea-2

A Whale of a Tale is the only song to be featured in Disney's film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It is performed by Kirk Douglas, who plays Ned Land. It was ...

11/21/2019
Flight of the Navigator (1986) - HD Trailer

FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR will have a special cast and crew reunion at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday! Introduce your kids to this 1986 classic.

David Freeman (Joey Cramer) is an ordinary boy destined for a most extraordinary adventure aboard a spectacular, futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David returns, possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the farthest reaches of the universe. With these sudden navigational powers, David is able to take the fantastic flying machine anywhere he desires, accompanied by both its wisecracking robotic commander, Max (Paul Reubens), and an assortment of bizarre extraterrestrial creatures. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Hesseman and Veronica Cartwright.

Discussion following with director Randal Kleiser; actors Joey Cramer, Howard Hesseman and Raymond Forchion; producers Jonathan Sanger and Dimitri Villard; and digital effects supervisor Jeff Kleiser.

Tickets and info: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/flight-of-the-navigator-0

Flight of the Navigator - Starring Joey Cramer, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright, and Howard Hesseman Release date: July 30, 1986

We're just a few days away from the Egyptian Theatre's free screening of German family film ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD, par...
10/09/2019

We're just a few days away from the Egyptian Theatre's free screening of German family film ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD, part of the annual German Currents series!

Check out this inspiring statement made by the film's director, Katja Benrath.

"'Rocca' takes us back to the feeling of great children stories... They didn’t highlight the difference between people, but were brimming full of phantasy, ideas, the vision of justice and carried the conviction that children can change things in a big way for the greater good – in an unbridled, wild and wonderful way. What is needed is curiosity and courage. Both of these traits are found in Rocca, the strong and unconventional protagonist. Having been raised in a camp for astronauts, she moves to Hamburg and turns the world there upside down with her very own worldview. The solution is often closer and less complicated than adults make it out to be. And thus she shows everybody how easy life can be, when we stand up for each other and work together to get things done. And it’s lots of fun, too. It’s not a new idea to teach children to be nice to each other, but Rocca does it in a different way: she doesn’t dictate the ways in which we should act, but her questions will stay in your mind. And questions change the world. Just like Rocca."

Bring your family to this free matinee screening on Sunday! https://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/rocca-changes-the-world-0

Join us at the Egyptian Theatre on Oct. 13 for a matinee screening of German family film ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD!This is...
10/08/2019

Join us at the Egyptian Theatre on Oct. 13 for a matinee screening of German family film ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD!

This is a great opportunity to introduce your children to international cinema. And did we mention it's FREE?

This crowd-pleaser from director Katja Benrath follows an 11-year-old protagonist whose unshakeable optimism and nonconformist spirit make good on the film’s title. Rocca (Luna Maxeiner, adorable in her first film role) is practically an orphan for much of the year while her astronaut father is away on an orbiting space station. Her parentless lifestyle is hardly an obstacle, however, as she navigates school and bullies with ease and has a positive effect on every person (and squirrel) that crosses her path. Featuring Fahri Yardim as a tender homeless man named Caspar, the film took home the Outstanding Children Award from the German Film Awards and is guaranteed fun for the whole family.

This screening is free with RSVP to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rocca-changes-the-world-tickets-72568671851

Bring your family Sunday 10/13 for a FREE jolt of crowd pleasing optimism while also allowing your kids to learn about a...
10/02/2019

Bring your family Sunday 10/13 for a FREE jolt of crowd pleasing optimism while also allowing your kids to learn about another culture. ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD! A matinee that is part of our German Currents film series.

ROCCA VERÄNDERT DIE WELT (ROCCA CHANGES THE WORLD) follows an 11-year protagonist whose unshakeable optimism and non-conformist spirit make good on the film’s title. While her astronaut father is away on an orbiting space station, Rocca navigates school and bullies with ease and has a positive effect on every person (and squirrel) that crosses her path. Details in link
https://www.facebook.com/events/425474331409604/

This Saturday at the Aero, introduce your kiddos to Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts!See A BOY N...
08/22/2019

This Saturday at the Aero, introduce your kiddos to Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts!

See A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN at the Aero Theatre. Celebrating its 50th anniversary!

The Peanuts gang makes its big-screen debut in this gentle comedy about success, failure and resilience. After a Little League baseball loss, Charlie Brown fears he’ll never win at anything - until Linus encourages him to enter the school spelling bee, putting him on the path to the national championship in New York City. The creative team of Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson gives this animated hit a similar feel to their classic TV specials (though a late-1960s visual style crops up occasionally), and jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi earned an Oscar nomination for the score.

http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/a-boy-named-charlie-brown-0

Spend some time with the Peanuts gang at the Aero Theatre! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN o...
08/16/2019

Spend some time with the Peanuts gang at the Aero Theatre!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 2pm.

The Peanuts gang makes its big-screen debut in this gentle comedy about success, failure and resilience. After a Little League baseball loss, Charlie Brown fears he’ll never win at anything - until Linus encourages him to enter the school spelling bee, putting him on the path to the national championship in New York City. The creative team of Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson gives this animated hit a similar feel to their classic TV specials (though a late-1960s visual style crops up occasionally), and jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi earned an Oscar nomination for the score.

Info and tickets: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/a-boy-named-charlie-brown-0

Aug. 24 at the Aero Theatre, we'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN with a 2pm screening!A BO...
07/27/2019

Aug. 24 at the Aero Theatre, we'll celebrate the 50th anniversary of A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN with a 2pm screening!

A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN
1969, CineLife Entertainment, 86 min, USA, Dir: Bill Melendez
The Peanuts gang makes its big-screen debut in this gentle comedy about success, failure and resilience. After a Little League baseball loss, Charlie Brown fears he’ll never win at anything - until Linus encourages him to enter the school spelling bee, putting him on the path to the national championship in New York City. The creative team of Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson gives this animated hit a similar feel to their classic TV specials (though a late-1960s visual style crops up occasionally), and jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi earned an Oscar nomination for the score.

Info and tickets: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/a-boy-named-charlie-brown-0

⚾️  Save the date for our baseball double feature! 7/7 at the Aero Theatre, see THE SANDLOT and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN ba...
06/21/2019

⚾️ Save the date for our baseball double feature! 7/7 at the Aero Theatre, see THE SANDLOT and A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN back to back!

35 mm! Archival Print!
THE SANDLOT
1993, 20th Century Fox, 101 min, USA, Dir: David Mickey Evans
Like THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and A CHRISTMAS STORY, this is a great film, largely ignored upon release, that found life on television and DVD. Here’s your chance to see it on the big screen the way it was meant to be seen. David Mickey Evans (RADIO FLYER) directs his first feature film and knocks it out of the park. It’s sandlot baseball set in the summer of 1962, with Babe Ruth-autographed baseballs, best buddies and giant demon dogs named the Beast that live beyond the rickety home run fence. Geeky kid Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) moves to the San Fernando Valley with his parents and is unable to make friends until sandlot baseball hero Benny Rodriguez adds him to the team. Made up of all the magic little moments of childhood, when scary things really were over the fence and crazy drawn-in-the-dirt battle plans actually worked. Patrick Renna ("Ham") stands out in one of the best kid casts since THE BAD NEWS BEARS. "You're killing me, Smalls!" has become a catch phrase to many since. Also stars James Earl Jones.

35 mm!
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
1992, Sony Repertory, 128 min, USA, Dir: Penny Marshall
“There’s no crying in baseball!” Professional sports were pitched a curveball by WWII, when many players were pulled from the field for military duty; the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created to fill the void. Penny Marshall’s affectionate look back at the game and the women of the Rockford Peaches stars Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, Lori Petty and Madonna, with Tom Hanks as the team’s initially skeptical manager. Named to the United States National Film Registry in 2012. “Though big of budget, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is one of the year’s most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It’s a serious film that’s lighter than air, a very funny movie that manages to score a few points for feminism in passing.” - Vincent Canby, New York Times

Info and tickets: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-sandlot-a-league-of-their-own

Tomorrow at 2pm, THE FLINTSTONES- lovingly brings live action scope to the original 60s cartoon's style & visual in joke...
06/01/2019

Tomorrow at 2pm, THE FLINTSTONES- lovingly brings live action scope to the original 60s cartoon's style & visual in jokes. The cartoon often had take offs on real celebrities & singers (remember Ann Margrock singing? Stoney Curtis?). In this film the "BC-52s" perform at "Cavern On The Green", as the Flintstones have a fancy night out. It's totally in keeping with the original cartoon since music & song were regular features. Did you know that Hoagy Carmichael, James Darrin, The Beau Brummels had singing appearances in animated form? Also songs by the stone age family themselves- Rockenschpeel jingle, Bedrock Twitch (which also appears in the film), Softsoap jingle, The Wayouts, Listen to the Rocking Bird, & the Car Hop Jingle just to name a few. So bring the family out and sing along!
https://www.facebook.com/events/442788039626326/

THE FLINTSTONES is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Join us on June 2 at the Aero Theatre for a 35mm screening of this ...
05/22/2019

THE FLINTSTONES is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Join us on June 2 at the Aero Theatre for a 35mm screening of this comedy, plus a Q&A with its director!

Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) is in the hot seat after being framed for embezzlement by his conniving boss, but wife Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) and neighbors Barney (Rick Moranis) and Betty Rubble (Rosie O'Donnell) come to the rescue in this live-action adaptation that became an international box-office hit. Director Brian Levant and executive producers Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg bring Hanna-Barbera’s prehistoric cartoon world of Bedrock vividly to life with a cast of comedic legends and outstanding sets, costume and production design. Kyle MacLachlan and Halle Berry co-star as scheming villains, and Elizabeth Taylor’s cameo would prove to be her final big-screen appearance. Colorful dinosaur effects by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop round out this family-friendly gem.

Tickets and more: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-flintstones-0

This Sunday at the Aero Theatre, see director Jean-Pierre Jeunet in person after a screening of his 3-D film THE YOUNG A...
05/03/2019

This Sunday at the Aero Theatre, see director Jean-Pierre Jeunet in person after a screening of his 3-D film THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET!

This beguiling big-screen adaptation of Reif Larsen’s popular novel follows Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet (Kyle Catlett), a 10-year-old inventor who travels on his own from his family’s Montana home to Washington, D.C. to accept a prize from the Smithsonian Institution. Helena Bonham Carter and Judy Davis costar in the film, which earned a César Award winner for best cinematography. “THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET is the perfect 3-D vehicle and Jeunet takes full advantage, offering a feast of amusing visual flourishes suited to the book's playfulness.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety.

Info and tickets: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-young-and-prodigious-ts-spivet-0

This Sunday at the Aero Theatre, get to know T.S. Spivet!In the delightful 3-D family adventure THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS...
04/30/2019

This Sunday at the Aero Theatre, get to know T.S. Spivet!

In the delightful 3-D family adventure THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET, a 10-year-old scientist meets some interesting characters when he sneaks away from his family home in Montana to accept an award at the Smithsonian Institute. Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis and Callum Keith Rennie star.
Discussion following with director Jean-Pierre Jeunet!

Tickets and info: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-young-and-prodigious-ts-spivet-0

Do you have your tickets for Sunday's screening of MARY POPPINS yet? This event will be entertaining AND educational for...
04/26/2019
Mary Poppins-Spoon Full of sugar

Do you have your tickets for Sunday's screening of MARY POPPINS yet?

This event will be entertaining AND educational for you and your kiddos! Julie Andrews stars as the practically perfect nanny who brings a bit of magic to the lives of a family in turn-of-the-20th-century London. Panel discussion following with design consultant Tony Walton, Harrison Ellenshaw and Theodore Thomas, moderated by Thomas A. Walsh of the Art Directors Guild.

Sunday, April 28 at 5:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Tickets and info: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/mary-poppins-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftxnr28LDXc

The sun will come out this Sunday at our screening of ANNIE at the Aero Theatre!Young hotheaded orphan Annie (Aileen Qui...
04/25/2019

The sun will come out this Sunday at our screening of ANNIE at the Aero Theatre!

Young hotheaded orphan Annie (Aileen Quinn) is rescued from a cruel orphanage by a wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks (the wonderful Albert Finney), but the wicked orphanage supervisor (Carol Burnett) tries to profit from the situation. A family musical with lots of movement, color, dance and music with sumptuous production numbers.

4pm on 4/28! Tickets: https://www.fandango.com/american-cinematheque-at-the-aero-theatre-aacpd/theater-page?date=2019-04-28

This Sunday, take your pick of family favorites!ANNIE plays at the Aero Theatre at 4pm! Rescheduled screening! In this m...
04/22/2019

This Sunday, take your pick of family favorites!

ANNIE plays at the Aero Theatre at 4pm! Rescheduled screening! In this musical favorite, Aileen Quinn stars as the plucky ANNIE, rescued from a cruel orphanage by wealthy industrialist Albert Finney as wicked orphanage supervisor Carol Burnett tries to take advantage of her.
Tickets: https://www.fandango.com/american-cinematheque-at-the-aero-theatre-aacpd/theater-page?date=2019-04-28

MARY POPPINS plays at the Egyptian Theatre at 5:30pm! The classic Disney musical stars Julie Andrews as the practically perfect nanny who brings a bit of magic to the lives of a family in turn-of-the-20th-century London. Panel discussion following with design consultant Tony Walton, Harrison Ellenshaw and Theodore Thomas, moderated by Thomas A. Walsh of the Art Directors Guild.
Tickets: https://www.fandango.com/egyptian-theatre-hollywood-aaofx/theater-page?date=2019-04-28

Address

1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA
90403

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Big Screen Movie Experiences for Kids & Families Los Angeles posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Big Screen Movie Experiences for Kids & Families Los Angeles:

Videos

Category

Nearby cinemas


Other Movie Theaters in Santa Monica

Show All

Comments

All Families in Studio City and the San Fernando Valley and ALL of California, it’s finally here…… KIDS DANCE SOCIETY COMES TO YOUR TOWN Kids Dance Society - Come celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us Saturday March 16th at 2pm until 4pm Location Rain Bar and Lounge 12215 Ventura Boulevard #211 Los Angeles, CA 91604