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Young Audiences

Film Tickets: $5. Children <3 are free!
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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 FilmRatings.org database to find out why a film got a particular rating.

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Science Fair

Fri., October 5, 2018 thru Thu., October 18, 2018

Directed by Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster. US. 2018. PG. 1 hour 30 minutes. National Geographic. Digital.

Ends Thu, Oct 18.

Science Fair follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at The International Science and Engineering Fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair.

Access reviews at Metacritic.

“This immensely likable Sundance audience award-winning documentary . . .

The Iron Giant

Sat., October 20, 2018

Directed by Brad Bird. US. 1999. Ages 7+. 1 hour 26 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.

The animated classic is back on the big screen! A giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near a small New England town in 1957. While exploring the crash site, a 9-year-old boy discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a government agent becomes determined to destroy the robot, the boys sets out on an adventure to save his new friend.

The 11 . . .

The Goonies

Sat., October 27, 2018

Directed by Richard Donner. US. 1985. PG. 1 hour 54 minutes. Warner Bros. blu ray.

While attempting to save their homes from demolition, a group of misfit kids from the “Goon Docks” (led by Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) discover a pirate’s treasure map that may lead them to a fortune in buried treasure. Unfortunately, they run afoul of a family of bumbling criminals also in pursuit of the loot . . .

Way Out West

Sat., November 3, 2018

Directed by James Horne. US. 1937. Ages 6+. 1 hour 59 minutes. 35mm.
Presented by Sonar Entertainment

When was the last time that you laughed, really laughed, out loud at a movie? Well, on November 3, at our Fourth Annual Laurel and Hardy Film Fest we will provide kids of all ages a chance to laugh themselves silly at the antics of two of the funniest film comedians ever. The Colonial, and the Downingtown chapter of the International Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society are proud to present . . .

The Last Unicorn

Sat., November 10, 2018

Directed by Jules Bass. US. 1982. Ages 6+. 1 hour 32 minutes. Park Circus. Digital.

In this animated classic, an evil king (Christopher Lee) plots to destroy all the world’s unicorns. When a young unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that may soon be the last of her kind, she leaves the safety of her protected forest and enlists the help of a sorcerer (Alan Arkin) to defeat the king and save the unicorns from extinction. Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury and Robert Kline provide additional voices . . .

The Last Starfighter

Sat., November 17, 2018

Directed by Nick Castle. US. 1984. PG. 1 hour 41 minutes. Universal. Digital.

After a lonely teen Alex (Lance Guest) beats the new arcade game Starfighter, he’s whisked away to a far off planet by the game’s creator (Robert Preston) – an alien who is using the game as a recruitment tool for talented pilots to fight an epic space battle. Now Alex must use his video game skills to the save the day from evil forces . . .

Back to the Future

Sat., November 24, 2018

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. US. 1985. Ages 10+. 1 hour 56 minutes. Universal. Digital.

After an experiment by an eccentric scientist (Christopher Lloyd) goes haywire, high schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels back in time to the ’50s – and meets the teenage versions of his parents! In the next few days, Marty must make sure his teenage parents fall in love, figure out a way to make the time machine work again, and travel back to the future – before he ceases to exist . . .

Home Alone

Sat., December 8, 2018

Directed by Chris Columbus. US. 1990. Ages 8+. 1 hour 43 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Sponsored by Paul and Janice Hartmann

One of the biggest comedy hits is back on the big screen – and right in time for the holidays! In a rush to catch their flight to Paris, the McCallister family forgot something really important – eight-year-old son Kevin (Macaulay Culkin). Initially enjoying his new-found freedom, Kevin begins to miss his family and suspect that their home may be the next target of a pair of bungling burglars . . .

Firebird Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Fri., December 14, 2018 thru Sat., December 15, 2018


Presented by Firebird Theatre

Join us for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performed by the very talented local young actors of Firebird Theatre Company, ages 7-18. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this popular Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice musical reimagines the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song, the musical follows preferred son Joseph who, after being sold into slavery by . . .

A Christmas Story

Sat., December 22, 2018

Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. Ages 6+. 1 hour 38 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
Sponsored by Valley Forge Eye Care

The holidays aren’t complete without a screening of this classic comedy. All nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. But his request for the toy is met with the same warning from his mom, his teacher and Santa: “You’ll shoot your . . .

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sat., December 29, 2018

Directed by Elia Kazan. US. 1945. PG. 2 hours 9 minutes. Fox. Digital.

Growing up in the tough world of a Brooklyn tenement isn’t easy for a young girl (Peggy Ann Garner). Although she loves her hard-working mom (Dorothy McGuire), irresponsible dad (James Dunn) and rambunctious kid brother (Ted Donaldson), Francie yearns to break free from her dreary existence and live a better life. Based on the classic novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn marks the directorial debut of Elia Kazan . . .

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