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Journey to the Center of the Earth
Kids Screenings

Family Flicks Film Series: Journey to the Center of the Earth

Sunday Sep 20, 2015 11:00 AM This is a past program

Recommended for ages 9+*

Few films provide the multigenerational appeal delivered by this 1959 landmark. Its in-camera special effects are a lesson for film students today. For those who were mesmerized by the original story, the film is a perfect way to share it with children. Catalyzed by a mysterious message from a missing explorer, a geologist and his motley team embark on a scientific expedition into the depths of the earth. Expect giant lizards, underground oceans, and lost cities. (1959, Dir. Henry Levin, DCP, color, 132 min.)


*All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby. 


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. 

Hammer Kids has also received funding from supporters and friends of the Hammer Museum’s Kids’ Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. 

Additional support has been provided by Resnick Foundation, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, and the Art4Moore Fund of the Tides Foundation.