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PLAYTIME: Family Matinees

August 24 to September 1

Playtime is Metrograph’s regularly recurring weekend matinee series of studio standards, animated adventures, and foreign-language frolics, kid-friendly in content but selected because their quality has been proven plain to moviegoers of all ages. This installment, among other things, is a celebration of special effects: a trio of films showcasing the singular talents of stop-motion miracle-maker Ray Harryhausen; the mind-bending interstellar trip of The Black Hole; and some favorites from the late ‘80s—the last days before the CGI takeover. Revisit the movies you know by heart, take a chance on something you’ve never heard of— and be sure to hang around to talk about your favorite scenes over brunch in the upstairs Commissary.

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