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 Bank of the Pacific!

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Admission is only $1 thanks to our sponsors Bank of the Pacific. Stick around after the films for an optional, casual discussion.

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups....
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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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