Pickford Family Matinees

Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring friends or a date and catch a classic Saturday matinee for only $1 followed by an optional group discussion. Learning creative ways to discuss what we see on the screen is a great way to span the generations and clarify what we ourselves think. Pickford Film Center encourages people of all ages to take a minute to process what you see and plans to equip you with good questions to ask each other after watching any film.

Admission for Pickford Family Matinees is only $1 – thanks to our generous sponsors Peoples Bank!

The Secret Garden

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.
The 1993 remake of The Secret Garden is a rendition of the classic Frances Hodgon Burnett novel about a young girl (Kate Maberly) who discovers an abandoned garden on her uncle's large Victorian country estate, as well as an invalid cousin she didn't realize she had. With the help of a local boy, the girl sets out...
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Classic UPA Cartoons

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.
Originally distributed by Columbia Pictures, the cartoon shorts produced by UPA (United Productions of America) from 1949 to 1959 were revolutionary, adopting the contemporary graphics of Modern design and offering non-traditional, provocative storytelling. The cartoons were popular with the public and the leading critics of the day praised them to the skies. Giving the animators at Disney,...
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Whale Rider

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and male. Many generations...
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March of the Penguins

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.
Emperor penguins overcome daunting obstacles in order to return to their breeding grounds for mating season. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock -- focusing on one couple in particular -- as they trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience: from birth...
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From Up on Poppy Hill

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.
The story centers on an innocent romance beginning to bud between Umi and Shun, two high school kids caught up in the changing times. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the 1964 Olympics - and the mood is one of both optimism and conflict as the young...
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Tatu & Patu

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.
Tatu and Patu is a comedy based on the bestselling Finnish children’s book series. Tatu and Patu are clever brothers form Oddsville, where things are usually done a bit differently. In the movie, Tatu and Patu are invited to the big city to experience the Christmas time with their best friend, 9-year old Veera.
Things get complicated...
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