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At The Movies

July 22, 2014
by Jane Whitmore , Emmetsburg News

We have a wonderful theatre in the Riviera, downtown Emmetsburg. They have a lot of the latest releases right out of the gate.

This winter on a sub-zero night, we decided to go to the movie. I thought the movie was called "Frigid" and it seemed an appropriate night for that animated tale. Come to find out, the name of the movie was "Frozen" and it was still an appropriate night to see the movie.

"Frozen"?rapidly became a favorite at the box office. Merchandise from the movie seems to fly off the shelves, delighting fans of all ages.

When I saw this article about all-time favorite movies, I had to disagree with a few of the choices.

What To Do With The Kids asked adults what are the all-time best movies for kids to watch. Almost 1,600 people responded online and through social media with their choices in four different age categories: Preschool (0 -5); Elementary (6 - 10); Middle School (11 - 13) and High School (14 - 17).

"There are dozens and dozens of great movies for kids so it really was a tough choice but the ones selected were by far the most popular" said Brian Presley, Director of Marketing for What To Do With The Kids. "Quite a few mentioned that they loved these movies as a kid and enjoy watching them again with their own kids."

Preschool (0 - 5 years old)

1. The Muppet Movie (1979 - Jim Henson/Walt Disney)

2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 - Walt Disney)

3. Fantasia (1940 - Walt Disney)

4. The Little Mermaid (1989 - Walt Disney)

5. Toy Story (1995 - Disney/Pixar)

Honorable mention: Aladdin (1992 - Walt Disney)

Elementary (6-10 years old)

1. Babe (1995 - Universal Pictures)

2. The Lion King (1994 - Walt Disney)

3. Lady and the Tramp (1955 - Walt Disney)

4. Home Alone (1990 - Hughes Entertainment)

5. Annie (1982 - Columbia Pictures)

Honorable mention: Ice Age (2002 - Twentieth Century Fox)

Middle School (11 - 13 years old)

1. Back to the Future (1985 - Universal/Amblin Entertainment)

2. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005 -

Walt Disney)

3. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982 - Universal/Amblin Entertainment)

4. Ghostbusters (1984 - Columbia Pictures)

5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 - Paramount/Lucasfilms

Honorable mention: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001 - Warner


High School (14 - 17 years old)

1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986 - Paramount Pictures)

2. Rocky (1976 - United Artists)

3. Forrest Gump (1994 - Paramount Pictures)

4. Star Wars (1977 - Lucasfilm)

5. Grease (1978 - Paramount Pictures)

Honorable mention: Field of Dreams (1989 - Gordon Company)

What are your favorite movies? A couple of mine include "Robin Hood, Men In Tights" and "Hunt For Red October" plus a whole bunch of chick flicks...and "Frozen



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