The Historic KiMo Theatre is offering fans of all ages a wonderful post-Christmas treat with the Holiday Family Film Festival Pixar Classics featuring four major hit Pixar films beginning on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Join in the fun with your own movie marathon by seeing all four.
First, on Wednesday, Dec. 28 there will be screenings of “Toy Story,” at 1 and 5 p.m. Little Andy loves his favorite toy, cowboy Woody. What Andy does not know is what happens with his toys when he is not around- and the answer is a lot. When action figure and astronaut Buzz Lightyear is given to Andy as a birthday present, it changes the dynamic between Andy and Woody. The toy story really takes off with a lot of harrowing adventures. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Don Rickles provide their vocal talents to make this a memorable movie.
Next up on Thursday, Dec. 29 is “Inside Out” at 1 and 5 p.m. This film achieved huge box office success. The story of Riley, a young girl who is challenged when her father takes a new job in San Francisco, making her leave all that is familiar and comfortable. As with most kids, she is ruled by emotions-Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness-who live in Headquarters. They alternately rule her life as she adjusts to the reality of a new home, new school, new city and all that is unfamiliar to her. Turmoil rules at Headquarters, with Joy trying to keep the peace. Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black are some of the stars voicing the characters.
The fun of seeing two of Pixar’s biggest hits back-to-back on a big
screen will allow fans to recreate the magic of their first viewing of “Finding Nemo” and Finding Dory”. On Friday, Dec. 30 at 1 and 5 p.m. “Finding Nemo” brings the story of Marlin, a clownfish who lives in the Great Barrier Reef. In spite of his father’s stern warnings about the dangers of the open sea, his son, Nemo, wants to break out and have a great adventure. He is captured and winds up in a dentist’s office in Sydney. As Marlin begins his frantic search, he encounters a fish named Dory, a blue tang with short-term memory loss. The two travel great distances and encounter danger from sharks and other creatures. The plot to rescue Nemo inspires other fish in the tank to escape and live free again. Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres and Alexander Gould voice the main characters.
The final film, “Finding Dory,” will screen on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 1 and 5 p.m. In this follow-up story, Dory, whose short-term memory issues are ever-present, does remember that she was separated from her parents in her childhood, and her greatest wish is to find them again. Joined by friends Marlin and Nemo, she embarks on a major adventure to find them, and succeeds in locating them in the Marine Life Institute, where they are slated to become permanently placed. Her family reunion will never happen unless she and her pals can rescue them. Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Ed O’Neil voice the lead characters.
All films are rated G or PG.
Tickets are $5 and $3 for children under 10. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Ticket Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday- Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Concessions will be available for all screenings.