Person wearing a large bug costume walks around a crowded movie theater.
Kids Screenings

Family Flicks: Matinee

Sunday Feb 20, 2022 11:00 AM This is a past program

Recommended for ages 10+*

Perfect for tweens, Matinee follows movie-obsessed teen Gene, who spends most afternoons huddled in a theater with his kid brother. On the same day in 1962 that President Kennedy takes to T.V. to warn of nuclear attack, B-movie producer Lawrence Woosley (John Goodman, modeled after legendary director-producer-screenwriter-actor William Castle) rolls into Gene’s town and decides the local atmosphere is ideal for the premiere of his latest over-the-top creature feature. (1993, dir. Joe Dante, 35mm, color, 99 min.)

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

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  

All 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 Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
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Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum are supported by The Hearst Foundations and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. 
Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, with additional funding from The Winnick 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.