With their movie series put together in accordance with Halloween and Christmas, anime nights, unique monthly themes like “Antihero April” and “Martial Arts May,” honoring fallen music greats, not to mention letting Milwaukee Record pick out a movie to show from time to time, the fine folks at Avalon Theater and Times Cinema are doing a great job of filling metro Milwaukee’s nights with subversive cinema classics that are usually tailored to grownup audiences. But what are people supposed to watch during the day and won’t somebody please think of the children?!
With the end of the school year and summer vacation on the way, Avalon and Times have curated a six-pack of movies to keep kids entertained for much of the season. Not only will “Summer Film Camp” keep youngsters out of trouble, but it will also give adults a chance to take a trip down memory lane. Beginning at 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from June 21 through July 28, both theaters will host special screenings of summertime classics. With $5 tickets and a lineup that features The Sandlot, E.T., and The Goonies, things can’t get much better. Oh wait, they can. Did we mention $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.? Awesome!
Here’s the full lineup:
June 21 and June 23 — The Sandlot (1993)
June 28 and June 30 — The Princess Bride (1987)
July 5 and July 7 — E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
July 12 and July 14 — Jumanji (1995)
July 19 and July 21 — The Little Rascals (1994)
July 26 and July 28 — The Goonies (1985)