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City Gallery City Gallery Wellington

Past event

Ten of the Best: Holiday Movies for Kids Week One

30 September 2019

Free film screenings for kids every weekday during the Sept/Oct school holidays. Presented in partnership with Square Eyes Film Foundation and Aro Video.

These school holidays, in celebration of Aro Video’s recent 30th birthday, we’re thrilled to present ten of their all-time favourite titles for young audiences. Come along and see these much-loved all-ages and family films on the Gallery’s big screen!

All sessions are free, no bookings. These screenings are popular—we recommend arriving early to secure your seat. Doors open 10.45am (the Gallery opens at 10am).

Check out week two’s programme.

Monday 30 Sept, 11am | The Hunchback of Notre Dame
A Disney version of the classic tale, infused with genuine cartoon emotion.  Hunchback Quasimodo is exiled to a cathedral belfry high above Paris, and harbours his secret crush on gypsy Esmeralda with serious consequences.
Dir. Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | 1996 | G | 74min

Tuesday 1 Oct, 11am | Ponyo
A Little Mermaid-inspired adventure of a goldfish who longs to become human and be best friends with an inquisitive young boy. A cast of vividly drawn characters, from elderly grandparents to cheeky five-year-olds, also feature in this Studio Ghibli movie.
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki | 2008 | G | 100min

Wednesday 2 Oct, 11am | Babe
A clever, funny, original pig movie about Babe—a pig who has been raised by sheepdogs and shares his life with a hoard of farmyard animals as convincing as their human co-stars.
Dir. Chris Noonan | 1995 | G | 74min

Thursday 3 Oct, 11am | The Nightmare Before Christmas
An intricate animation which illustrates the musical tale of Halloween King Jack Skellington, who has a misguided plan to kidnap Santa and rule over Christmas himself. A treat for all ages.
Dir. Henry Selick | 1993 | PG | 74min

Friday 4 Oct, 11am | The Incredibles
Living up to its title, this Pixar animated film follows the life of a family of superheroes headed by Mr. Incredible, a 'retired' crime-fighter who has a hard time adapting to normal life and middle-age responsibility. It's not long before he's involved in a precarious mission that must call upon the super-powers of his wife Elasta-Girl, daughter Violet, son Dash, and a little infant too.
Dir. Brad Bird | 2004 | PG | 111min

In partnership with Square Eyes Film Foundation and Aro Video.

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