Kids Fest has been a huge hit and we’re bringing it back again this year! After the $1 family movies at Lars Hockstad Wednesday-Saturday at 9:30 am, join us on the beautiful lawn outside for games, arts and crafts, performances, sports, bubbles, music, tiny tots area, family comfort station, food, giveaways, and much more.
Bring some sunscreen and kids who are ready to have fun—the water and entertainment are on us!
|WEDNESDAY 9:30 am @ LARS HOCKSTAD
Shorts for Kids 1
Program length: 67 minutes
This delightful collection of shorts for our youngest filmgoers features trampoline-hopping foxes, a bear whose hat goes missing, and a dear who shares a fantastic scientific discovery with his rabbit friend.
Recommended ages: 3 – 6
|THURSDAY 9:30 am @ LARS HOCKSTAD
Pim & Pom: The Big Adventure (Pim & Pom: Het Grote Avontuur)
2014 | Netherlands | NR | 70 min.
Coming to us from the Netherlands is the delightful story of two mischief-making cats—the adventurous and impetuous Pim and the more cautious and calm Pom—embarking on a very big adventure indeed. A picnic goes awry when a devilish pair of scheming twins separate them from their beloved caretaker “Lady.” Escaping from the girls’ clutches, Pim and Pom have to travel far and wide in order to return home. Encountering a group of streetwise alley cats, a diverting circus, and a deliciously tempting ice cream cart and fish market along the way, their friendship is tested while a delectable bowl of milk awaits their successful return.
Recommended ages: 3 – 6
|FRIDAY 9:30 am @ LARS HOCKSTAD
Shorts for Kids 2
Program length: 71 min.
We saw so many great kids shorts this year that we couldn’t fit them all in one program! Program 2 includes the story of three girls who start a skateboarding posse, and a man who takes a trip around the world in his dream.
Recommended ages 4 – 7
|SATURDAY 9:30 am @ LARS HOCKSTAD
Thunder and the House of Magic
2013 | France | NR | 82 min.
Intrigue, imagination, laughter, and eye-poppingly vivid animation make this charming tale of an adorable abandoned cat a magical journey of discovery. In a strangely fascinating house filled with playful automatons and gizmos, where surprises lurk around every corner, Thunder the cat easily wins the affection of “The Illustrious Lorenzo,” but has a much more difficult time winning over the other household animals. But after an accident sends Lorenzo to the hospital, the magician’s troupe of animal buddies and enchanted creations must band together to save the mansion from a scheming nephew. This stupendous, special world lovingly crafted by directors Ben Strassen and Jérémie Degruson overflows with such heartfelt emotion, we decided it’s the perfect kickoff to a fabulous day at Kids Fest!
Recommended ages: 5 – 8
Kids Fest takes over the lawn outside Lars Hockstad Auditorium Wednesday, July 30 – Saturday, August 2 from 11 am to 2 pm.
|CRAFT SERVICES||Create props and learn the secrets of set design in the arts and crafts tent!|
|BACKLOT||Each day we’ll offer a special activity good for all ages in our backlot tent.|
|ON LOCATION||So much to do on the lawn: crawl through the House of Magic – Yoga – Bubbles – Face Painting – Balloons – Caricatures – Tiny Tot Play Area – Healthy Food in the Commissary – Giant Chess – Misting Tent – Dress up|
|STAR TRAILER||Be the star of your own FlipBook||Green Screen Interactive Fun|
|SOUND STAGE||Music, drama, storytelling, magic, science, and more—we’ve got constant just great entertainment on the big stage!|