When the kiddos are craving popcorn and watching flicks on the big screen, it's time to check out what's playing in cinemas around NYC. These kids movies in theaters are just the ticket with superheroes, dazzling ponies, heartfelt stories and loads of adventure. Once you've landed back home from your movie night out, keep the fun going with picks from the best family movies on Netflix, kids' movies set in New York City and the 50 best kids' movies to watch as a family.
Great new kids' movies in theaters
Félicie and her best friend Victor run off to Paris where he'll pursue his dream of being an inventor and she a ballerina. With the help of a school custodian, Félicie has a chance at shining bright in the prestigious Opera Ballet School. But while she's ready to take on the arduous training, she must also face her competitive classmates. Now in theaters. Rated PG.
My Little Pony: The Movie
When evil forces threaten their homeland, Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6 must travel to the end of Equestria to defend their village. Get ready for some fierce friendship and meeting new friends along the journey. Now in theaters. Rated PG.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
These young ninjas tackle schoolwork during the day and then bad guys at night. When Ninjago City falls under attack by the warlord Garmadon, it’s up to the newbie ninjas to summon their inner Spinjitzu force and fend him off for good. Now in theaters. Rated PG.
This film will tug at heart strings as they follow the true story of adorable stray, Pluto, and the profound effect he had on a family that was falling apart at the seams. Pluto seems to appear in the Davis’ life out of nowhere, but soon finds his way into their hearts. It’s a sweet story in which the rescued becomes the rescuer. Now in theaters. Rated PG.
Earth: One Amazing Day
If your kids were mesmerized by the beautiful film that was Earth, then they’ll enjoy this sequel. Travel around the world as it makes one revolution around the sun. Get ready for breathtaking scenery, animals and fascinating facts about our Mother Earth. Now in theaters. Rated G.
The high-flying hero returns and he has a lot to prove. Eager to show his mentor Tony Stark, also known as Ironman, that he has what it takes to join the Avengers, Peter Parker must juggle his high school responsibilities while honing his powers as Spider-Man. Too bad a new nemesis, named the Vulture, has another plans for the teen. Now in theaters. Rated PG-13.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Children have been enchanted by Winnie-the-Pooh and his animal friends for decades and this film gives audiences a dramatized glimpse into the life of creator A.A. Milne. His son, Christopher Robin, and his stuffed animals served as the inspiration for the stories, but the young boy often found himself feeling neglected by his father, whose rise to fame only distanced him even further from the boy who sparked his success. Opens October 13. Rated PG.
All Miguel wants to do is grow up to be a great guitar player, but when his family opposes the idea thanks to their ban on all music, Miguel and his dog Dante travel to the Land of the Dead and discover the true story behind his ancestry. Opens November 22. Rated PG.