Family Movies for May

During the month of May, we’ll be featuring no less than FIVE family-friendly movies for you and your children to enjoy. All movies start at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and are followed by a child-friendly craft project. We’ll even supply the popcorn!


  • Wednesday, May 1; 3:00 p.m.
  • Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried), the teenage daughter of an eccentric scientist father, finds herself lost in a forest, where she is discovered by the dying Queen Tara (Beyonce Knowles), who shrinks MK down to her own tiny size and entrusts her with a vital mission. MK finds herself in a world of tiny but noble Leaf Men and evil Boggans—and a battle between good and evil that threatens to change her life—and the lives of many others.
  • Animated; rated PG; 1 hour, 42 minutes; released 2013.

Mars Needs Moms.posterMars Needs Moms

  • Wednesday, May 8, 3:00 p.m.
  • Milo (Seth Green) is raised by his loving mother (Joan Cusack), though he doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with her. One night, he discovered that she has been abducted by Martians, who want to observe her to find out how to better raise their own children. Milo stows on board the Martians’ space ship and lands on the planet, where he makes new friends as he works to rescue Mom and bring her back to earth.
  • Animated; rated PG; 1 hour, 28 minutes; released 2011.

Shaun the Sheep posterShaun the Sheep Movie

  • Wednesday, May 15, 3:00 p.m.
  • In this delightful family film, Shaun the Sheep (Justin Fletcher) takes the day off to have some fun and gets more than he anticipated when a mix up with the farmer (John Sparkes) at Mossy Bottom Farm, a caravan, and a steep hill leads to a big-city adventure. It becomes the whole flock’s responsibility to embark on a whimsical mission and bring everyone home. From the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run.
  • Animated; rated PG; 1 hour, 25 minutes; released 2015.

Space Jam.posterSpace Jam

  • Wednesday, May 22, 3:00 p.m.
  • Deep in space, on a planet called Moron Mountain, an outer space theme park run by Mr. Swackhammer sends five tiny aliens known as the Nerdlucks to Looney Tune Land to capture all the Looney Tune characters. But the Looney Tunes think of a plan to escape slavery on Moron Mountain, defending themselves by challenging the Nerdlucks to a basketball game. It’s up to Michael Jordan to help the Looney Tunes play a basketball game vs. the Monstars. The stakes are high: if the Monstars win,  Swackhammer gets the Looney Tunes, along with Jordan.
  • Partly animated; rated PG; 1 hour, 28 minutes; released 1996.

Zathura.posterZathura: A Space Adventure

  • Wednesday, May 29, 3:00 p.m.
  • Twelve-year-old Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they’re going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins) is suddenly called away on business. Walter agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement. The boys quickly discover the game Zathura has some unusual qualities—a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches their home into outer space, and Walter and Danny must fend off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris. As they try to figure out a way back home, they get  unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way.
  • Rated PG; 1 hour, 41 minutes; released 2005.

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