Children's & Family Theatre

Enjoy your journey down the yellow brick road and into the wondrous world of family films. Children's and family-oriented films are often suitable for all age groups, and cover a wide range of genre categories (comedy, adventure, fantasy, musicals, etc.). There are several category choices with something to entertain the little ones or the whole darn family. For the younger ones click on 'Pre-School Entertainment' in green on the left. 'Disney Animation', 'Family Animation' and 'Classic Animation' can be accessed via the 'Animation' link further up the menu. Pictured: 'The Wizard of Oz', one of the best-loved family films of all time.

101 Dalmatians (1996)

Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson

Glenn Close plays the perfectly wicked Cruella De Vil, the fur-loving fashion maven who's obsessed with obtaining dalmatian pelts for her new line in... Read more

101 Dalmatians (Disney) (1961)

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Wolfgang Reitherman
Starring: Rod Taylor, Lisa Davis, Cate Bauer

The Walt Disney charmer concerning a family of Dalmatians which run afoul of the deliciously evil Cruella De Vil. In keeping with the jazzier soundtra... Read more

101 Dalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure (2002)

Director: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Starring: Voices Of, Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short

This follow-up to the animated classic '101 Dalmatians' finds little Patch longing to stand out from the other puppies and dreaming of being like his... Read more

102 Dalmatians (2000)

Director: Kevin Lima
Starring: Glenn Close, Gerard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

After a spot of therapy Cruella De Vil is released from prison a changed woman. Devoted to dogs and good causes, she is delighted that Chloe, her paro... Read more

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

The great Disney version of Jules Verne's famous adventure/fantasy about a sailor (Kirk Douglas) and a scientist who get involved with Captain Nemo, (... Read more

A Bear Named Winnie (2004)

Director: John Kent Harrison
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Stephen Fry

During the early days of World War I, veterinarian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn purchased a small bear cub, naming her Winnie after his hometown of Winn... Read more

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)

Director: Bill Melendez
Starring: Charlie Brown, Snoopy

The first full-length 'Peanuts' cartoon. Charlie has won his schools' spelling bee and, accompanied by Linus and Snoopy is off to New York for the Nat... Read more

A Bug's Life (1998)

Director: Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter

Pixar Animation Studios follow up to "Toy Story" is this imaginative adventure about a misfit ant who recruits an assemblage of other insects to help... Read more

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright

Director Robert Zemeckis uses the techniques developed for 'The Polar Express' and 'Beowulf' for this computer animated retelling of Charles Dickens'... Read more

A Christmas Story (1983)

Director: Bob Clark
Starring: Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley

Christmas is approaching and 9 year-old Ralphie wants only one thing: a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his... Read more