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Summer is heating up, so come cool down with our Summer Matinee series! Spread out over July, August, and September, this fun new series will bring 12 classic and family-friendly films back to the big screen for early afternoon screenings. From modern animated blockbusters to old Hollywood favorites, there’s something for everyone in the family to appreciate. Here’s looking at you, kid, we’ll see you at the movies all summer long!
King Kong – Jul 3 – 6
Directed by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack | 1933
Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and his first mate John “Jack” Driscoll (Bruce Cabot), they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man, but known only as Kong.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Jul 10 – 13
Directed by Joel Crawford | 2022
Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: He has burned through eight of his nine lives, leaving him with only one life left. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives, all before his last remaining one is consumed by a mysterious wolf.
Modern Times – Jul 17 – 20
Directed by Charlie Chaplin | 1936
The Tramp (Chaplin) struggles to live in modern industrial society. From stumbling through work at an assembly line to accidentally encountering a jailbreak, he eventually finds the help of a young homeless woman in order to proceed through an uncertain future.
The Land Before Time – Jul 24 – 27
Directed by Don Bluth | 1964
An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot (Gabriel Damon) sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.
Casablanca – Jul 31 – Aug 3
Directed by Michael Curtiz | 1942
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate named Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) runs a nightclub and gambling den. Coming across a former lover named Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman), unforeseen complications ensue between them that could reignite the spark they once had.
Minions: The Rise of Gru – Aug 7 – 10
Directed by Kyle Balda | 2022
A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre – Aug 14 – 17
Directed by John Huston | 1948
Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Bob Curtin (Tim Holt), both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard (Walter Huston) and decide to join with him in search of gold in the wilds of central Mexico. Through enormous difficulties, they eventually succeed in finding gold, but bandits, the elements, and most especially greed threaten to turn their success into disaster.
The Muppet Movie – Aug 21 – 24
Directed by James Frawley | 1979
A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!
Singin’ in the Rain – Aug 28 – 31
Directed by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen | 1952
Taking place during the rise of the “talkies”, we meet Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) who have risen to stardom during the silent-film era of Hollywood. Beautiful, charismatic and influential, the two combine to make a great on-screen pair. The introduction of talking pictures poses a threat to the powerful duo, however, when it is discovered by audiences that Lina has an excruciatingly shrill voice. Enter young studio singer Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), a woman who lacks the stardom of Ms. Lamont but possesses the beautiful voice of which Lina is in dire need.
Sing 2 – Sep 4 – 7
Directed by Garth Jennings | 2021
Buster (Matthew McConaughey) and his new cast now have their sights set on debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City. But with no connections, he and his singers must sneak into the Crystal Entertainment offices, run by the ruthless wolf mogul Jimmy Crystal (Bobby Cannavale), where the gang pitches the ridiculous idea of casting the lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono) in their show. Buster must embark on a quest to find the now-isolated Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.
The Searchers – Sep 11 – 14
Directed by John Ford | 1956
After a long three-year absence, the battle-scarred Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) turns up on the remote and dusty Texan homestead of his brother, Aaron (Walter Coy). In high hopes of finding peace, instead, the taciturn former soldier will embark on a treacherous five-year odyssey of retribution, when the ruthless Chief Scar’s murderous Comanche raiding party massacres his family, burns the ranch to the ground, and abducts his nine-year-old niece, Debbie. Driven by hatred of Indians, Ethan and his young companion, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), ride through the unforgiving desert to track down their lost Debbie.
Casper – Sep 18 – 21
Directed by Brad Siberling | 1995
Casper (Malachi Pearson) is a kind young ghost who peacefully haunts a mansion in Maine. When specialist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) arrives to communicate with Casper and his fellow spirits, he brings along his teenage daughter, Kat (Christina Ricci). Casper quickly falls in love with Kat, but their budding relationship is complicated not only by his transparent state, but also by his troublemaking apparition uncles and their mischievous antics.