If you are looking for alternatives or additions to kids family movies, check out the Tribeca Cinema Kids Club Movies for March. They just opened on February 20 and are offering a slew of great movies in March. The purpose of the Tribeca Cinema Kids club series, is to exposed children to a wide variety of film genres ranging from classical film favorites to foreign films to timeless animation shorts.
The best part of the series, is that after the screening, children are invited to participate in an exciting activity related to the movie. In addition, there are healthy and kid -friendly snacks available.
Movies, activities and snacks. Who could ask for more?
March 6, 2010
Loveable Creature Features
10:30am CLASSIC ANIMAL TRACKS and CREATURE FEATURES shorts collection, 42 min
Produced by the BBC and presented in conjunction with Cinemuse, CLASSIC ANIMAL TRACKS is like a jungle video jukebox! The world’s favorite songs by the original artists are combined with beautiful images and thoughtful captions on a variety of animals. Beaks, eyes, feathers and scales, lumps, bumps, legs and tails! CREATURE FEATURES is an outrageously fun collection of shorts highlighting the good, the bad, and sometimes the very ugly features of our favorite animals.
1:30pm THE MUPPET MOVIE d. James Frawley, 95 min, 1979
When Kermit the Frog’s talents are discovered while singing in a swamp, he decides to test his luck in Hollywood. Along the way, he picks up the very funny, Fozzie the Bear and the very eager, Miss Piggy. THE MUPPET MOVIE was the first and arguable the best in a series of live-action musical features starring the Muppets. In 1992, the creator, Jim Henson was posthumously awarded the Courage of Conscience Award for being a "Humanitarian, muppeteer, producer and director of films for children that encourage tolerance, interracial values, equality and fair play.”
After each screening, construct your favorite animal puppet (or Muppet!!) in a special paperbag arts & crafts project.
March 20th, 2010
Rabbits and Spiders and Pigs, Oh My!
10:30am THE BIG GREEN RABBIT, 26 min
The latest Public Television craze, the BIG GREEN RABBIT follows Charlie and Isabelle as they take the world’s 3-6 year olds on health- and environmentally-focused adventures! Join us as we present Emmy-award winning episodes on film, with animation clips, dancing and singing.
Activity: Participants will be invited to a sing-along and dance-along with The Big Green. Bring your cameras – The Big Green loves taking photos with little kids!
1:30pm CHARLOTTE’S WEB d. Charles A. Nichols and Iwao Takamoto, 94 min, 1973
E.B. White, author of the 1952 best-selling novel, CHARLOTTE’S WEB describes the story as a tale of ‘friendship and salvation, a story of miracles – the miracle of birth, the miracle of friendship, the miracle of death.” Join us as we present the classic animated musical about a sweet pig named Wilbur and a brilliant spider named Charlotte that every child can’t help but fall in love with.
Activity: Once you’ve seen the movie, put your creativity to work in an animation workshop hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Arts.
54 Varick Street
Morning screenings - ages 3+
Afternoon screenings - 7+
Tickets - 14 and under $7/per ticket and $12/double feature
Tickets - 14+ $10/per ticket and $18/double feature
Group packages are available.
Tickets are available for purchase in advance at www.tribecafilm.com/kidsclub or on the day of event, between 9am and 2pm, at the Tribeca Cinemas Box Office, 54 Varick Street.
(For day of tickets, it is advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of screening to avoid sell outs.)