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Age recommendations and/or ratings are noted but please use your own best judgment — you know yourself and your children best. For relatively unbiased reviews check out Common Sense Media. You can also search the database to find out why a film got a particular rating.

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The Breakfast Club

Sat., March 24, 2018

Directed by John Hughes. US. 1985. 14+. 1 hour 37 minutes. Universal. Digital.
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On Saturday, March 24, 1984, five vastly different high-school students (wrestler Emilio Estevez, prom queen Molly Ringwald, overachiever Anthony Michael Hall, rebel Judd Nelson and outcast Ally Sheedy) must endure a day-long, in-school detention under the supervision of an arrogant assistant principal (Paul Gleason). Although uncaring and mean-spirited to each other at first, the five teens begin to share their stories as the day drags on . . .

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Sat., March 31, 2018

Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1982. 6+. 1 hour 55 minutes. Universal. Digital.

What can we say about this blockbuster family favorite that hasn’t already been said? Thirty-five years after its original release, Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming and awe-inspiring tale of a lonely boy (Henry Thomas) who befriends an alien stranded on Earth continues to make audiences laugh, cry and be full of wonder. Bring the whole family and experience E.T. the way it was meant to be seen . . .

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Sat., April 7, 2018

Directed by Steven Spielberg. US. 1981. Ages 8+. 1 hour 55 minutes. Paramount. Digital.

“From the first moments, when the star-circled mountain in the Paramount Pictures logo fades into a similarly shaped, fog-shrouded Andean peak, where who knows what awful things are about to happen, Raiders of the Lost Ark is off and running at a breakneck pace that simply won’t stop until the final shot, an ironic epilogue that recalls nothing less than Citizen Kane. That, however, is the only . . .

Top Secret!

Sat., April 14, 2018

Directed by Jim Abrahams. US. 1984. Ages 12+. 1 hour 30 minutes. Paramount. Digital.

“Top Secret! never achieved the popularity of the Airplane!, Hot Shots!, or Police Squad!series, but the rock ‘n’ roll spy spoof may be the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team’s most consistent work. The trio’s semi-revolutionary 1980 hit Airplane! owes its reputation to a barrage of gags so relentless and shameless that they don’t all have to hit their target, or even have anything to do with . . .

The Princess Bride

Sat., April 21, 2018

Directed by Rob Reiner. US. 1987. Ages 8+. 1 hour 38 minutes. Fox. DCP.

“Both a send-up and a salute to the storybook adventure, The Princess Bride mixes in all the essential ingredients—a beautiful heroine (Robin Wright), a simple farmhand who is much more than he seems (Cary Elwes), a friendly giant (Andre the Giant, who else?), a Spaniard out for revenge (Mandy Patinkin), an evil prince (Chris Sarandon), rodents of unusual size, a decrepit miracle worker (Billy Crystal) and much else . . .

The Wizard of Oz

Sat., April 28, 2018

Directed by Victor Fleming. US. 1939. Ages 6+. 1 hour 41 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.

Winner of two Academy Awards, The Wizard of Oz is an American classic. Starring Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley. A perfect score by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, highly imaginative sets and brilliant characterizations make this adaptation of the Frank Baum story a musical fantasy of the highest caliber. Audiences of all ages have been enchanted with The Wizard of Oz since it’s first . . .

Spring-Ford Student Film Festival

Tue., May 22, 2018

The 9th Annual Spring-Ford Film Festival highlights the creative endeavors of Spring-Ford High School’s Broadcasting Classes. The best of the best make it to the festival, from Stop Motion Animation and Music Videos, to Movie Shorts and PSAs. Admission is free and open to the public. Monetary donations accepted to support the Steve Bonetz Memorial Scholarship. Doors open at 6:15, show starts at 6:30.

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