Cereal Cinema Saturdays at the IMA

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When I was a kid, Saturday mornings were meant for giant bowls of cereal and cartoons.” — Annessa Chumbley

Beginning this January, parents and kids are invited to experience Cereal Cinema, a unique family-friendly experience created by the Indy Film Fest, The Athenaeum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Cereal Cinema features the two things every family needs on a Saturday morning – a classic movie that the whole family can enjoy and a cereal bar! The collaborative project will begin Saturday, January 3 and continue every first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Families will have the opportunity to explore two cultural locations: The Athenaeum Indianapolis and the IMA. Cereal Cinema will alternate between the two cultural locations every other month. Tickets will be sold for $5 each, and includes admission to the film, as well as the cereal buffet. Parents can now buy tickets at www.indyfilmfest.org.

Here is the complete list of 2015 Cereal Cinema films and locations is as follows:

• January 3 – An American Tail at the IMA
• February 7 – The Princess Bride at the Athenaeum
• March 7 – Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo at the IMA
• April 4 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit at the Athenaeum
• May 2 – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure at the IMA
• June 6 – Pete’s Dragon at the Athenaeum
• July 4 – NO FILM
• August 1 – Bedknobs and Broomsticks at the Athenaeum
• September 5 – Explorers at the IMA
• October 3 – Beetlejuice at the Athenaeum
• November 7 – The Secret of NIMH at the IMA
• December 5 – Home Alone at the Athenaeum

“Cereal Cinema is a great opportunity for Indianapolis parents to rediscover their favorite childhood movies with their kids, while exploring exciting cultural landmarks,” said Craig Mince, president and CEO of the Indy Film Fest. “We’ve selected some amazing family-friendly movies that will keep kids entertained and take parents on a trip down memory lane.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Indy Film Festival and the IMA on Cereal Cinema,” said Cassie Stockamp, President of The Athenaeum Foundation. “By bringing this family oriented program to downtown Indy, we only enhance the family friendly vibe of our community and provide another good reason for families to visit and live downtown!”
“Collaborations, like Cereal Cinema, help support fellow cultural organizations in Indianapolis and continue to make this a vibrant and exciting place to live,” said Scott Stulen, Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance at the IMA. “We hope this series gives kids and their parents programming they can enjoy together, reliving the joy of waking up on a Saturday morning and watching a movie with a heaping bowl of cereal.”

ff logoAbout the Indianapolis International Film Festival
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization, the Indy Film Fest has quickly grown into one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing and most-watched film festivals. Now in its 11th year, the Indy Film Fest seeks to create a shared experience around film by championing movies that entertain, challenge and expand perspectives in Indianapolis and beyond. This exciting year of creativity and collaboration will culminate with a ten-day film festival in July. For more info, visithttp://indyfilmfest.org.

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