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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.

A Kid in King Arthur's Court / Unidentified Flying Oddball (1995)

Director: Russ Mayberry, Michael Gottlieb
Starring: Jim Dale, Dennis Dugan, Ron Moody, Kenneth More, Joss Ackland, Thomas Ian Nichol...

'A Kid in King Arthur's Court' - Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee gets a contemporary updating in this live-action Disney romp, as a California Little... Read more

A Little Princess (1995)

7.7/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews

A magical gem of a movie about a young girl who is uprooted from India to a grim New York City boarding school. The story focuses on the power of imag... Read more

A Monkey's Tale (1999)

5.6/10
Director: Jean-Francois Laguionie
Starring: Voices Of, John Hurt, Rik Mayall, Michael York, Michael Gambon

A team of writers and artists from France, England and Germany came together to create this animated fantasy about a monkey who unwittingly confronts... Read more

A Monster Calls (2016)

7.5/10
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Felicity Jones

Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in co... Read more

A Monster Calls (Blu-Ray) (2016)

7.5/10
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Felicity Jones

Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in co... Read more

A Shine of Rainbows (2009)

7.2/10
Director: Vic Sarin
Starring: Aidan Quinn, Connie Nielsen, John Bell (II)

A heartwarming tale which looks at the struggles one orphan faces as he tries to find acceptance and belonging in his new home in Ireland. While he de... Read more

A Simple Wish (1997)

5.4/10
Director: Michael Ritchie
Starring: Martin Short, Kathleen Turner, Mara Wilson

In this updating of the classic fairy tale 'The Fairy Godmother', Martin Short is the clumsy wand welder who, while granting three wishes to a pre-tee... Read more

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

7.4/10
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Starring: Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Anthony Head

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his homeless shelter, he had no idea just how much his life was about... Read more

A Troll In Central Park (1994)

5.4/10
Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Starring: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Hayley Mills

This pleasant animated film from Don Bluth has a troll (who's too nice) being exiled from Troll Land to N.Y.C., where he meets and befriends a lonely... Read more

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

4.2/10
Director: Ava DuVernay
Starring: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Michael Pena, David Oyelowo, Zach...

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new... Read more