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New movie series for families at Film Forum kicks off on January 6

Introduce little cinéphiles to classic flicks like The Red Balloon and Singin' in the Rain at the Film Forum's brand-new movies series for kids.

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    Pascal Lamorisse in Albert Lamorisse's "The Red Balloon" (1956). Playing 1/6

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    Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950). Cartoon screens with "The Red Balloon" 1/6

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    Buster Keaton in "Sherlock, Jr." (1924). Playing 1/13

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    Harpo Marx in Norman Z. McLeod's "Horse Feathers" (1932). Playing 1/20

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    The Creature in Jack Arnold's "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (1954). Playing 1/27

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    Tomio Aoki (Tokkan-Kozou), Hideo Sugawara, & Tatsuo Saito in Yasujiro Ozu's "I Was Born But..." (1932). Playing 2/3

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    Gene Kelly in Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen's "Singin' In The Rain" (1952). Playing 2/10

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    Boris Karloff in James Whale's "Frankenstein" (1931). Playing 2/17

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    Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin's "The Circus" (1928). Playing 2/24

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    King Kong in Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's "King Kong" (1933). Playing 3/3

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    Todd Armstrong (as Jason) fighting off the skeleton army in Don Chaffey's "Jason and the Argonauts" (1963). Playing 3/10

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    Tommy Rettig in Dr. Seuss's "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" (1953). Playing 3/17

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    Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in Mel Brooks's "Young Frankenstein" (1974). Playing 3/24

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    Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in Charles Walters's "Easter Parade" (1949). Playing 3/31

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Pascal Lamorisse in Albert Lamorisse's "The Red Balloon" (1956). Playing 1/6


This winter, even the littlest cinéphiles will be able to get their pop culture-fix at Film Forum—a space usually reserved for the adult crowd. The city staple will host a new kid-friendly movie series, Film Forum Jr., showcasing cinematic classics in a wide range of genres every Sunday through March at 11am. Foregoing Blu-ray and DVDs, the theater plans to present the films in 35mm prints or DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for an authentic cinematic feel. Kicking off the series on Sunday, January 6, is The Red Balloon, the Academy Award–winning French short shot in Belleville section of Paris, about a boy and his balloon. (We also voted it one of the best films for families.) Sharing the bill is Dr. Seuss’s Gerald McBoing Boing, about a two-year-old named after his phrase of choice, and Le Poulet, about a boy who tries to convince his parents his pet rooster is really a chicken. Tots with a knack for impersonations can even stick around for a Gerald McBoing Boing sound-alike contest. The best part: Tickets are only $7 each, which is a lot cheaper than a trip to the regular movie theater. Scroll down to see a full list of films playing at Film Forum Jr.—everything from Singin' in the Rain to the Little Rascals.


January 6

The Red Balloon (1956)

Gerald McBoing Boing (1950)

Le Poulet (1966)

 
January 13

Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Koko’s Earth Control (1928)

 
January 20

The Marx Brothers in Horse Feathers (1932)

Betty in Blunderland (1934)

 
January 27

Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D (1954)

The Unicorn in the Garden (1953)

 
Februrary 3

Ozu’s I Was Born But… (1932)

Little Rascals (1930s)


February 10

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Dancing on the Moon (1935)


February 17


Frankenstein (1931)

The Tell-Tale Heart (1953)

 
February 24

Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus (1928)

 
March 3

King Kong (1933)

 
March 10

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Date with Duke (1947)

 
March 17

Dr. Seuss’s The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1944)

 
March 24

Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein (1974)

 
March 31

Easter Parade (1948)

Merry Mannequins (1937)


The Film Forum Jr. series runs through Sunday, March 31 at Film Forum. Most programs are appropriate for kids ages 5 and up.


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