Film series: IthaKid Film Festival

Student working on film projector

image from Steamboat Bill, Jr.

This semi-annual festival features high quality children’s programs on Saturdays at 2 pm in the beautiful Willard Straight Theatre.

The festival begins with Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill, Jr. on February 15, featuring live piano accompaniment by Philip Carli ($7 adults, $5 kids). The following week, we present the 2020 edition of the Cat Video Fest, featuring internet cat videos, kitty-cat trivia, prizes and more—a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Tompkins County SPCA ($5 adults, $4 kids; repeat screening on Feb 23 at 4:30 pm for $7 general, $5.50 for students and kids)! Then Elsa and Anna return to Cornell Cinema for a screening of Frozen II on March 7 ($5 adults, $4 kids; repeat screening at 4:30 pm for $7 general, $5.50 for students and kids)!

Also of interest to parents is this year’s annual Animation Show of Shows, which happens to be entirely kid-friendly (ages 8+) this year. Bring the kids to the 4:30 pm showing on March 22 ($7 general, $5.50 for students and kids).

Please note: All-Access Passes are not accepted for Steamboat Bill, Jr. and Cat Video Fest 2020.