Every Saturday morning Rosie brings out her secret stash of pipe cleaners, glitter, glue, paper plates and other inedibles, in preparation for our Saturday Morning Kids’ Club.
Brilliantly inventive craft activities themed to that day’s film, so the 5-11 year olds can exercise the creative half of their brain, while the adults wake up theirs with a cup of strong Colombian (or a bucks fizz or a bloody mary – or whatever it takes).
Now at an earlier time – 10:30 – because we know that you will have been up since the crack of dawn already!
The marvellous London International Animation Festival are back with a fab selection of short animated films from around to world to delight, entertain, amuse and surprise you! A 79 minute programme of some of the most exceptional and entertaining animation aimed at young children.
Happy half-term! A treat for children and carers alike, all at £5.
My Neighbor Totoro is a heart warming, sentimental masterpiece that captures the simple grace of childhood. We have two versions showing: dubbed for our half-term matinees on May 24, 29 and 31: and sub-titled on Sun 26 May when it is showing with Grave of the Firefliesas a special 25th anniversary double feature.
This superbly animated children’s tale is directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan’s most beloved animators. The story follows Satsuke and Mei, two young girls who find that their new country home is in a mystical forest inhabited by a menagerie of mystical creatures called Totoros. They befriend O Totoro, the biggest and eldest Totoro, who is also the king of the forest. As their girls’ mother lies sick in the hospital, O Totoro brings the sisters on a magical adventure but also helps them to understand the realities of life.
Like most films released by Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, this family-oriented feature has a powerful ecological theme. The English-language version of this film wasn’t dubbed until many years later, explaining the presence of actors such as Dakota Fanning in the cast (who wasn’t even born until 1994).
This one is far too good to restrict to Kids Club! The Princess Bride is beloved by many; pick up a coffee at Aubrey’s or Minkies en route, hunker down in our comfy seats and just let it all go…
The Princess Bride offers a tongue-in-cheek, post-modern fairy tale depicting stable boy-turned-pirate Westley’s journey to rescue Buttercup (Robin Wright), his true love, away from the evil prince (Chris Sarandon), whom she had agreed to marry five years after learning of what she had believed to be news of Westley’s death. With help from Prince Humperdinck’s disgruntled former employee Miracle Max (Billy Crystal), swordsman Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), and a very large man named Fezzik (Andre the Giant), the star-crossed lovers are reunited.