Screenings Kids

Family Flicks Film Series: Matilda

  • This is a past program

Recommended for ages 9+*

Based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel, Matilda tells the story of a remarkable girl born into a family of self-absorbed brutes, played by the deliciously campy Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, who fail to recognize the pint-size wonder in their midst. When she finds a kindred spirit in her teacher, they take on their tormentors in this charmingly offbeat—and slightly dark—fairy tale. (1996, dir. Danny DeVito, 35mm, color, 102 min.) 

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

Family Flicks Film Series

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: This program is not ticketed.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only.
Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

The Hammer is dedicated to providing a comfortable and engaging experience for all ages. Children under 12 are welcome to visit with adult companions.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

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

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