Modern Times

Family Flicks Film Series: Modern Times

Recommended for ages 6+*

This comic masterpiece marks Charlie Chaplin’s swan song as the Little Tramp, an iconic character, as well as his first use of a recorded soundtrack. Modern Times takes aim at the dark side of technology and mass production, all with Chaplin's signature wit and style. (1936, dir. Charlie Chaplin, 35mm, 87 min.)


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

Family Flicks Film Series

Copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.


Ticketing: This free program is not ticketed.
Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends ($7 beginning on February 1, 2019). Cash only. 


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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, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

Public programs advancing social justice are presented by the Ford Foundation.

Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.

Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. Hammer Kids also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum's Kids Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser. Additional funding is provided by The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, GRoW @ Annenberg, and The Winnick Family Foundation.