CHILDREN'S FILMS

Playcentre Matinees

Halfterm Matinees

London Children's Film Festival

The Rio offers specially priced tickets – £1.50 children and £2.50 accompanying adults – for the Saturday Morning Picture Club and Tuesday afternoon Playcentre Matinees, to help children to enjoy great films at an affordable price.


THE FOX AND THE CHILDSat 4 Oct 11.00am

THE FOX AND THE CHILD (U)

(France 2007) dir. Luc Jacquet 94m. Dubbed.
Bertille Noël-Bruneau, Isabelle Carré, Thomas Laliberté.
Narrated by Kate Winslet.

In the beautiful French countryside, a young girl and a small fox become friends, sharing many adventures together over the course of one year. This heartwarming film comes from the director behind worldwide hit MARCH OF THE PENGUINS.

Approx end 12.40pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

KUNG FU PANDASat 11 Oct 11.00am

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (U)

(USA 2007) dir. Tim Hill 91m.
Voices of Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson.

When their home is destroyed, three musically inclined chipmunks, Alvin, Simon and Theodore, are sent to Los Angeles. There they meet a songwriter who leads them to musical success – but will they survive the pitfalls of fame and fortune?

Approx end 12.35pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

KUNG FU PANDASat 18 Oct 11.00am

KUNG FU PANDA (PG)

(US 2008) dirs. Mark Osborne & John Stevenson 93m.
Voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Michael Clarke Dunca, Ian McShane.

Can an overweight lazy panda become a Kung Fu Master? When an ancient prophecy indicates Po as the “chosen one” he gets the chance to train with the finest martial arts experts – but will they have the patience to whip this slacker panda into shape...

Approx end 12.40pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

THE UGLY DUCKLING AND ME!Sat 25 Oct 11.00am

THE UGLY DUCKLING AND ME! (U)

(France/Germany/Ireland/UK 2006)
dirs. Michael Hegner & Karsten Killerich 89m.
Voices of Morgan C. Jones, Paul Tylack, Anna Olson.

A comic cartoon twist on the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale. Ratso is a brash, brassy, fast-talking rat who takes charge of an unfortunate looking duckling, in the hope of making him a star – and making himself rich!

Approx end 12.35pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

MONSTER HOUSESat 1 Nov 11.00am Halloween Special

MONSTER HOUSE (PG)

(US 2006) dir.Gil Kenan 91m. Animation.
Voices of Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon.

DJ is a young boy obsessed with the creepy house across the road owned by the meanest man in town, 'Old Man Nebbercracker'. He manages to convince his pals Chowder and Jenny to help him solve the mystery of the Monster House. Get ready for this exciting animation full of adventure and scary bits!

Approx end 12.35pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

WALL-ESat 8 Nov 11.00am

WALL-E (U)

(US 2008) dir. Andrew Stanton 103m.
Voices of Ben Burtt, Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver.

Set 700 years in the future, Wall-E is the last remaining robot on planet Earth, long deserted by humans due to all the waste and pollution left by large corporations. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with human beings, can he convince them to fight for their long-forgotten planet? Pixar’s best animation yet!

Approx end 12.50pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

THE CAT RETURNSSat 15 Nov 11.00am

THE CAT RETURNS (U)

(Japan 2002) dir.Hiroyuki Morita 75m. Animation.
Voices of Anne Hathaway, Tim Curry, Cary Elwes.

Little Haru is suddenly getting lots of presents from the King of the Cats, to thank her for rescuing a helpless cat, who happens to be Prince Lune. Not only is Haru whisked into the world of the cats, but she's also expected to marry the Prince. Well, Haru's not so sure she wants to be a cat for the rest of her life, so she better get out of there before it's too late...

Approx end 12.20pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

ASTERIX AND THE VIKINGSSat 22 Nov 11.00am

ASTERIX AND THE VIKINGS (U)

(France/Denmark 2006) dirs. Stefan Fjeldmark & Jesper Møller 78m. Animation.
Voices of Roger Carel, Lorant Deutsch, Sara Forestier, Jacques Frantz, Pierre Palmade.

Asterix and Obelix are warriors who live thousands of years in the past. Their latest movie is about the wimpy nephew of their tribe leader, Justforkix, who comes to stay so Asterix and Obelix can teach him how to be a brave fighter. But he gets kidnapped by the invading Vikings and gets into all sorts of scrapes. Can Asterix and Obelix save him?

Approx end 12.25pm

 

 

Sat 29 Nov 11.00am

STARDUSTSTARDUST (PG)

(UK/US 2007) dir. Matthew Vaughn 128m.
Robert DeNiro, Sienna Miller, Michelle Pfeiffer, Charlie Cox.

The story of Tristan, whose quest to retrieve a fallen star takes him to a mysterious and forbidden land where he encounters a variety of magical and fantastical characters.

Approx end 1.15pm

£1.50 Children/£2.50 Accompanying Adults

 

STARDUSTPLAYCENTRE MATINEES

Tue 7 Oct 4.15pm – THE FOX AND THE CHILD (U)
Tue 14 Oct 4.15pm – ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (U)
Tue 21 Oct 4.15pm – KUNG FU PANDA (PG)
Tue 28 Oct 4.15pn – No Playcentre Matinee
Tue 4 Nov 4.15pm – STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (PG)
Tue 11 Nov 4.15pm – WALL-E (U)
Tue 18 Nov 4.15pm – THE CAT RETURNS (U)
Tue 25 Nov 4.15pm – ASTERIX AND THE VIKINGS (U)
Tue 2 Dec 4.15pm – STARDUST (PG)

TICKETS
£1.50 Children
£2.50 Accompanying adults

 

HALFTERM MATINEES

Mon 27 – Thur 30 Oct 11.30am daily
Fri 31 Oct 11.00am

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARSSTAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (PG)

(US, 2008) dir. Dave Filoni 98m.
Voices of Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor.

A new Star Wars adventure but this time it's a dazzling full-length cartoon. As the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace and more systems fall prey to the dark side, favourites such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda continue to fight back.

TICKETS
£5 – Under 15s
£6 – Adults
£5 – Concessions
£3.50 – OAPs (weekdays)

GROUP REDUCTIONS (weekday matinees only)
£4 – 10 or more children + 1 accompanying adult free with every 10 children

 

London Children's Film Festival

Sat 22 – Sun 30 Nov • London Children's Film Festival

LEAPS AND BOUNDS• Sat 22 Nov

LEAPS AND BOUNDS (PG) 1.30

(Sweden 2007) dir. Petter Næss 88m. Subtitles.
Age recommendation: 8+

Jump in!

Azad, a keen high jumper, and his brother are sent away from their home in Kurdistan and are supposed to travel to Germany. However, through a twist of fate, they end up in Sweden with no friends or family to help them. Little by little the boys learn to survive in a new country and Azad learns to follow his ambition, no matter how high he has to jump. Packed with uplifting moments and joyous triumphs, LEAPS AND BOUNDS is a festival winner!

+ DOT AND LINES (PG)
(Germany 2007) dir. Jess Pérez 6m.

£5 Adults/£4 Kids

 

London Children's Film Festival

MOZART IN CHINA• SAT 29 Nov

MOZART IN CHINA (PG) 1.30
(Austria/Germany/China 2008) dir. Bernd Neuburger 91m. Subtitles.
Age recommendation: 7+

East meets west in this tale of puppetry, music and unexpected friendships.

A collision on the school football pitch in Salzburg catapults Li Wei into Danny’s life and brings about a trip to China to stay with Li Wei’s grandfather. Like Danny’s parents who run a marionette opera theatre, Grandfather also likes puppets. But as he restores an old puppet theatre with his granddaughter Lin Lin, an unwelcome caller knocks at the door threatening its existence. Will Danny, Li Wei and Lin Lin be able to save the theatre and the beautiful stories it creates?

+ URBAN STORIES: REFLECTION (PG)
(UK 2007) King’s Corner Youth Group, LCFF07 7m.

+ Free puppet-making activity after film

£5 Adults/£4 Kids

 


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