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Films for the Family

Sun 24 Jul — Tue 31 Dec 2024

Join us every Saturday & Sunday morning and on weekdays during the school holidays for some of our favourite family classics. For cinema lovers of all ages.

On Sundays the films are followed by free fun and creative activities for children.

The screenings are Pay What You Can, which means you’re free to pay as much or as little as you can afford.

We have an allocation of subsidised free tickets for each screening- please email info@thegardencinema.co.uk to enquire about booking a free ticket.

By paying for a ticket, you will enable us to keep offering Pay What You Can screenings to those who are struggling with the cost of living.

Suggested Prices:

I struggle to meet my basic needs: £0
I just about cover my basic needs: £3
I can cover my basic needs: £6
I comfortably meet my basic needs: £9
I have expendable income and financial security: £12

We sell bags of popcorn for £1. We kindly remind you that external snacks can not be brought into the cinema.

Have a childhood favourite you’d like screened at The Garden Cinema? You can propose a film in the Members’ Area, after logging into your members’ account.

Time Out: 101 best things to do in London with kids- Go to a family-friendly, pay-what-you-can screening at the Garden Cinema

Upcoming Screenings

The King and the Mockingbird (eng sub) U

Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time, and certainly a masterpiece of French animation, The King and… Read More
Paul Grimault, France, 1980, 83m.
Sat 25 May
11:00
Sun 26 May
11:00
Mon 27 May
13:00

Toy Story 2 U

Buzz, Woody, and their friends are back as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices.… Read More
John Lasseter, USA, 1999, 92m.
Fri 31 May
11:00
Sat 01 Jun
11:00
Sun 02 Jun
11:00

The Rescuers U

In this charming animated Disney classic, two brave mice from the international Rescue Aid Society - the sophisticated Miss Bianca and… Read More
Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Art Stevens, USA, 1977, 78m.
Sat 08 Jun
11:00
Sun 09 Jun
11:00

Hook U

A high-flying adventure from the magical mind of Steven Spielberg, Hook stars Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman… Read More
Steven Spielberg, USA, 1991, 142m.
Sat 15 Jun
11:00
Sun 16 Jun
11:00

A Bug's Life U

Journey inside the miniature world of bugs for bigger-than-life fun and adventure under every leaf. Embark on an incredible expedition with… Read More
John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, USA, 1998, 95m.
Sat 22 Jun
11:00
Sun 23 Jun
11:00

Bedknobs and Broomsticks PG

Hold on tight for a magical, musical, fun-filled journey in this Oscar-winning classic that mixes action and animation. When young Charlie,… Read More
Robert Stevenson, Ward Kimball, USA, 1971, 117m.
Sat 29 Jun
11:00
Sun 30 Jun
11:00

Robot Dreams- Family Screening PG

Oscar-nominated Robot Dreams is the first animated film from Pablo Berger. This dialogue free, hand-drawn delight invites audiences of all ages to explore… Read More
Pablo Berger, Spain, France, 2023, 102m.
Sat 06 Jul
11:00
Sun 07 Jul
11:00

The London International Animation Festival presents Awesome Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 16 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling… Read More
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 71m.
Sat 27 Jul
11:00
Sun 28 Jul
11:00

Past Screenings

The London International Animation Festival presents Amazing Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 14 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling joy… Read More
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 67m.
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Kung Fu Panda 4 PG

This spring, for the first time in almost a decade, comedy icon Jack Black returns to his role as Po, the… Read More
Mike Mitchell, Stephanie Stine, USA, 2024, 94m.
This screening has now passed.

Clermont-Ferrand: Short Films for the Family PG

Let your little ones discover cinema through short films. The Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival is one of the largest short film… Read More
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 66m.
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Mulan U

Brimming with daring adventure, hilarious characters and inspiring music, Disney’s animated classic Mulan celebrates honour, courage and a young girl’s quest to… Read More
Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook, USA, 1998, 92m.
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Where the Wild Things Are PG

Max is a little boy with a big temper. When his mother sends him to bed without his supper, he runs… Read More
Spike Jonze, USA, UK, Germany, 2006, 101m.
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Flubber U

College professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) is so absent-minded that he manages to miss his own wedding to colleague Sara Reynolds.… Read More
Les Mayfield, USA, 1998, 94m.
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Moana PG

Moana is a courageous teenager who seeks to follow in the footsteps of her ancestors by traversing the dangerous Oceanic seas.… Read More
Ron Clements, John Musker, USA, 2016, 103m.
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Peter Rabbit PG

Peter Rabbit and his three sisters -- Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail -- enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden.… Read More
Will Gluck, USA, UK, 2018, 95m.
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Ethel & Ernest PG

This film was proposed by one of the local primary schools, St Clement Danes. Based on the award-winning book by acclaimed… Read More
Roger Mainwood, UK, 2016, 94m.
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Song of the Sea PG

Join us in celebrating St Patrick's Day with this animated family adventure infused with Irish folklore and traditional Celtic design. Beautifully… Read More
Tomm Moore, Ireland , 2014, 92m.
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Fly Away Home U

After the death of her mother,  13-year-old Amy (Anna Paquin) moves in with her eccentric father (Jeff Daniels) in Ontario. One… Read More
Carroll Ballard, USA, Canada, 1997, 107m.
This screening has now passed.

Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave PG

A rare screening of Aardman Animations' three half-hour specials featuring the Oscar-winning duo - charming and eccentric inventor Wallace and his… Read More
Nick Park, UK, 1989, 1993, 1995, 85m.
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The London International Animation Festival presents Wondrous Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds PG

Like childhood, animation is full of wonder and simple pleasures. Come and take a mind-bending ride with us and watch 11… Read More
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various years, 63m.
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Charlotte's Web U

As soon as it was published in 1952, the novel Charlotte's Web by EB White became an instant children's classic. The movie… Read More
Gary Winick, USA, 2006, 97m.
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Charlotte's Web Screening with Miniature Pigs U

The screening on 17 February will be followed by the chance to meet three miniature pigs (Angel, GiGi and Smudge) from… Read More
Gary Winick, USA, 2006, 97m.
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Walking with Dinosaurs U

For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the… Read More
Barry Cook, Neil Nightingale, USA, 2013, 87m.
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Toy Story PG

Welcome to an astonishing world where toys play while their owners are away. Meet Woody, Buzz and all their friends in… Read More
John Lasseter, USA, 1995, 77m.
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The Red Turtle PG

Five years after Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit won an Oscar for his short Father and Daughter, he received an… Read More
Michaël Dudok de Wit, Belgium, France, Japan, 2016, 81m.
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The Jungle Book PG

On Saturday Celia, our very own professionally trained Disney singer, will start the film with a rendition of 'Trust in Me.'… Read More
Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1967, 98m.
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Wonka PG

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Roald Dahl’s 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Wonka tells the wondrous story of… Read More
Paul King, USA, 2023, 120m.
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The Emperor's New Groove U

Kick off the new year with The Emperor's New Groove. This lively and likeable animated film is set in a fictional… Read More
Mark Dindal, USA, 2001, 78m.
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Peter Pan U

Wendy, John and Michael Darling are three siblings who live in Edwardian London. In the evenings, Wendy, the eldest child, tells… Read More
Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, USA, 1953, 76m.
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Klaus PG

The son of a hardworking Norwegian postmaster, Jesper is too lazy to follow in his father’s footsteps. Nevertheless, he is sent… Read More
Sergio Pablos, USA, Spain, 2019, 97m.
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas PG

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin… Read More
Ron Howard, USA, 2000, 110m.
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The Muppet Christmas Carol U

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer… Read More
Brian Henson, USA, 1992, 86m.
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Arthur Christmas U

How does Santa deliver so many presents in a single night? The answer's revealed in this CG-animated fantasy that gives an… Read More
Sarah Smith, UK, USA, 2011, 97m.
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Paddington PG

An accident-prone bear from deepest Peru arrives in London searching for a home, but finds himself lost and lonely at Paddington… Read More
Paul King, UK, 2014, 91m.
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Happy Feet U

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song. A young penguin called Mumble is unable… Read More
George Miller, USA, 2006, 108m.
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Madeline U

The great books about the little orphan girl who lives in boarding school in Paris come to life in this terrific… Read More
Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, France, USA, 1998, 88m.
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The Borrowers U

Peter Hewitt directs this children's adventure based on the novels by Mary Norton. The Clock family are "Borrowers", four-inch-tall people who… Read More
Peter Hewitt, USA, UK, 1997, 90m.
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Over the Hedge U

After RJ the raccoon (Bruce Willis) accidentally destroys a pile of food belonging to a bear named Vincent, he is tasked… Read More
Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick, USA, 2006, 90m.
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Coco PG

In Disney Pixar’s extraordinary adventure, Miguel, a young boy in Mexico dreams of becoming a great musician. Desperate to prove his… Read More
Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina, USA, 2017, 109m.
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Hocus Pocus- 30th anniversay screening PG

Take some 90s Halloween magic, add a dash of talking cat, and a large helping of Bette Midler, leave to simmer… Read More
Kenny Ortega, USA, 1993, 97m.
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The Wizard of Oz U

One of the most enduringly enjoyable family musicals, The Wizard of Oz has enthralled generations of filmgoers. It remains the perfect cinema treat… Read More
Victor Fleming, USA, 1939, 102m.
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The Iron Giant PG

Bringing to life the much-loved story by British poet Ted Hughes, The Iron Giant takes place in a quiet American town in… Read More
Brad Bird, USA, 1999, 86m.
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Ernest and Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia U

Ernest and Celestine return in this delightful and joyous follow-up to their first Academy Award®-nominated adventure, which introduced a bear and… Read More
Julien Chheng, Hean-Christophe Roger, France, 2022, 80m.
This screening has now passed.

Isle of Dogs PG

In a not-too-distant dystopian future, an outbreak of ‘dog flu’ has caused havoc in Japan, leading to all dogs being quarantined… Read More
Wes Anderson, USA, 2018, 101m.
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Babe U

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs on a rural English farm, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer… Read More
Chris Noonan, Austrailia, USA, UK, 1995, 91m.
This screening has now passed.

Babe Screening with Miniature Pigs U

The screening on Saturday 23 September will be followed by the chance to meet two miniature pigs (Bambi and Kingsley) from… Read More
Chris Noonan, Australia, USA, UK, 1995, 150m.
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Finding Dory U

Forgetful blue tang Dory is living happily in the reef with Marlin and Nemo. When Dory suddenly remembers that she has… Read More
Andrew Stanton, USA, 2016, 97m.
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The Red Balloon U

This film was proposed by our member Mandy Russell. Albert Lamorisse’s exquisite The Red Balloon remains one of the most beloved children's… Read More
Albert Lamorisse, France , 1956, 34m.
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Monsieur Hulot's Holiday U

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another.… Read More
Jacques Tati, France, 1953, 83m.
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Surf's Up PG

Don't miss this major ocean picture. This clever and funny animated 'mockumentary' follows a young penguin who dreams of becoming a… Read More
Chris Buck, Ash Brannon, USA, 2007, 82m.
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The Illusionist PG

Made by Belleville Rendez-Vous director Sylvain Chomet from a script by the late legendary French comedian Jacques Tati.  Tatischeff is an old-fashioned illusionist,… Read More
Sylvain Chomet, France, 2010, 90m.
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Robin Hood U

Disney's brilliant retelling of the folklore legend of Sherwood Forest sees a fox in the leading role of Robin Hood, the… Read More
Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1973, 83m.
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Space Jam U

This wacky comedy is an exciting mix of live action and animation in the style of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The Looney… Read More
Joe Pytka, USA, 1996, 88m.
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Up U

A 78-year-old curmudgeonly balloon salesman, is not your average hero. When he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies… Read More
Pete Docter, USA, 2009, 98m.
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April And The Extraordinary World PG

Drawing from the style of animation gems Belleville Rendez-vous and Song of the Sea, comes this French animated  wonder. It's 1941, but… Read More
Christian Desmares, France, 2015, 102m.
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Finding Nemo U

The aquatic world is captured in all its colourful glory in this lovable Disney Pixar animation about loyalty, family and adventure.… Read More
Lee Unkrich, Andrew Stanton, USA, 2003, 96m.
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The Breadwinner 12A

Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, ‘The Breadwinner’ is an Oscar nominated animation celebrating the universality of family bonds… Read More
Nora Twomey, Canada, 2017, 89m.
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Fantastic Mr. Fox PG

Wes Anderson's delightfully funny feast for the eyes is family fun at its finest. Mr. Fox, who is cunning but sometimes… Read More
Wes Anderson, USA, 2009, 87m.
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Annie - family screening U

Director John Houston's musical extravaganza is an adaptation of the Broadway smash hit, Annie. Annie is a spirited young girl living… Read More
John Huston, USA, 1982, 126m.
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The Dark Crystal PG

In this immersive and fantastical adventure from the creators of the Muppets, a mystical planet has fallen under the barbaric rule… Read More
Frank Oz, Jim Henson, USA, 1982, 89m.
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Treasure Planet U

Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson classic, Treasure Island, this animated Disney film follows a treasure-hunting teen on his adventures -… Read More
Ron Clements, John Musker, USA, 2002, 96m.
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Matilda PG

Based on the beloved book from Roald Dahl, this film adaptation directed by Danny DeVito tells the story of Matilda, a… Read More
Danny DeVito, USA, 1996, 98m.
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The Sword in the Stone U

The legend of King Arthur gets the Disney treatment in this lively animated adventure. Young Arthur (known as Wart) is a… Read More
Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1963, 79m.
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Ratatouille PG

Remy and Linguini both want to get a start in the restaurant business, but they have problems. Linguini is clumsy and… Read More
Brad Bird, USA, 2007, 106m.
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WALL-E U

Winner of the BAFTA and Oscar for Best animated film, WALL-E is one of the most entertaining and lovable movies for… Read More
Andrew Stanton, USA, 2008, 103m.
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The NeverEnding Story U

A magical journey about the power of a young boy's imagination to save a dying fantasy land, The NeverEnding Story remains… Read More
Wolfgang Petersen, Germany, USA, 1984, 92m.
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Alice in Wonderland (1951) U

What you might think of as foolish behaviour in real life - following the instructions on a cake that says 'Eat… Read More
Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, USA, 1951, 75m.
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Chicken Run U

Aardman’s first full-length theatrical feature film was produced with DreamWorks Animation and Pathé and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park.… Read More
Nick Park, Peter Lord, UK/USA/France, 2000, 84m.
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Kubo and the Two Strings PG

Kubo is a young boy living in a small, seaside village in ancient Japan who enjoys telling stories to the local… Read More
Travis Knight, USA, 2016, 102m.
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James and the Giant Peach U

The strange world of Roald Dahl's book is perfectly rendered using the painstaking craft of stop-motion animation. Young orphan James (whose… Read More
Henry Selick, UK, USA, 1996, 79m.
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory U

The story of Charlie Bucket, a little boy with no money and a good heart, who dreams wistfully of being able… Read More
Mel Stuart, USA, 1971, 100m.
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Brave PG

We're hosting extra Pay What You Can Family Screenings during the Easter Holidays. Disney Pixar brings you the magical, mythical world… Read More
Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, UK, 2012, 100m.
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit U

It's time for the annual Giant Vegetable Fete, and it's vitally important that the extra large carrots are protected - so… Read More
Nick Park, Steve Box, UK, 2005, 85m.
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Clermont-Ferrand: Animated Shorts for the Family PG

Let your little ones discover cinema through short films. The Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival is one of the largest short film… Read More
Various, International, 2022, 90m.
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Labyrinth U

As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for, because it might just come true. Ask Labyrinth's Sarah -… Read More
Jim Henson, USA, 1986, 102m.
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The Amazing Maurice PG

Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of self-taught talking rats.… Read More
Toby Genkel, Florian Westermann, UK, 2022, 93m.
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The Secret of Kells PG

In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown… Read More
Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, Belgium/France/Ireland, 2009, 75m.
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The Muppet Movie U

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family weekend screenings. The first of the big-screen outings for the Muppets tells… Read More
James Frawley, USA , 1979, 91m.
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Mary Poppins U

Pay what you can pricing applies to the family matinee on Saturday 18 February. Join the "practically perfect" Mary Poppins (Julie… Read More
Robert Stevenson, USA, 1964, 139m.
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Fantasia U

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Film screenings. A magical journey through sound and vision, Disney's classic Fantasia consists… Read More
Various, USA, 1940, 120m.
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Kirikou and the Sorceress (French with eng subs) U

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Weekend screenings. A huge hit in France and joint winner (along with… Read More
Michel Ocelot, France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 1998, 70m.
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Ernest and Celestine (French with ENG SUBS) U

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family screenings. This beautiful animation, made by the same people behind A Town… Read More
Stephane Aubier, France, 2012, 79m.
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Bugsy Malone U

Pay what you can pricing applies to the Family screening on Saturday 21 January. Alan Parker’s BAFTA-winning ganster musical Bugsy Malone might… Read More
Alan Parker, USA, 1976, 89m.
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Matilda the Musical (family) PG

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Film screenings. Matilda, an extraordinary girl armed with a sharp mind and… Read More
Matthew Warchus, UK/ USA, 2022, 117m.
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The Addams Family PG

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family screenings. When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after 25 years in… Read More
Barry Sonnenfeld, USA, 1991, 99m.
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It's a Wonderful Life U

As a festive treat this Christmas, pay-what-you-can pricing applies to all our screenings of It's a Wonderful Life. Beset with personal… Read More
Frank Capra, USA, 1946, 130m.
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Home Alone PG

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family screenings. This is a film about one of the scariest things that… Read More
Chris Columbus, USA, 1990, 103m.
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Meet Me in St. Louis U

As a festive treat this Christmas, pay-what-you-can pricing applies to all our screenings of Meet Me in St. Louis. The well-off… Read More
Vincente Minnelli, USA, 1944, 113m.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas PG

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Weekend screenings. Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, a… Read More
Henry Selick, USA, 1993, 74m.
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The Goonies PG

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Weekend screenings. A gang of kids try to stop ruthless property developers… Read More
Richard Donner, USA, 1985, 114m.
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Queen of Katwe PG

Our family film strand returns with a screening to mark Black History Month. Pay what you can pricing applies to all… Read More
Mira Nair, USA, 2016, 124m.
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The Princess Bride PG

'The Princess Bride'is one of the most beloved films of all time, and has enchanted young and old alike for over… Read More
Rob Reiner , USA, 1987, 98m.
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When Marnie Was There (eng subs) U

A modern classic from Studio Ghibli. Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an… Read More
Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan, 2014, 103m.
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