Disney classics at ArcLight in August: ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘Cinderella,’ ‘20,000 Leagues,’ ‘Poppins’

July 13, 2010 | 3:40 p.m.

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The ArcLight Cinemas will be the House of Mouse this August — and it’s old-school Mouse.

The three ArcLight locations — in Hollywood, Sherman Oaks and Pasadena — will screen 14 films from the Disney library that span five decades, including “Cinderella,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” Mary Poppins,” The Jungle Book,Peter Pan” and The Black Hole.”

Continue to the second page of this post for a full list of the films, by location.

The ArcLight Hollywood will feature live-action Disney films with a sci-fi and adventure tilt; the ArcLight Sherman Oaks will present true classics from Disney’s vault of animated features; and the newest ArcLight location, in Pasadena, will dig into Disney musicals.

The theaters in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena will also feature an exhibit of classic posters, including vintage artifacts from the the Walt Disney Archives collection, from July 14 to Aug. 31.

Also, at each screening, there will be Disney trivia and prizes courtesy of D23, the official Disney fan club.

Fans can reserve, buy and print tickets at the ArcLight website. Tickets are $12.50 for the shows at ArcLight Sherman Oaks and Pasadena, and ArcLight Hollywood screenings are $13.50.

ArcLight members will receive $1 off each ticket purchased online and printed at home.

Here are all 14 films, listed by location …

Black Hole Disney

ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd:

Monday, Aug. 2: “Something Wicked This Way Comes” (1983)

Monday, Aug. 9: “The Rocketeer” (1991)

Monday, Aug. 16: “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1954)

Monday, Aug. 23: “The Black Hole” (1979)

Monday, Aug. 30: “Escape to Witch Mountain” (1975)

The ArcLight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Blvd:

Tuesday, Aug. 3: “Cinderella” (1950)

Tuesday, Aug. 10: “Pinocchio” (1940)

Tuesday, Aug. 17: “Alice in Wonderland” (1951)

Tuesday, Aug. 24: “The Jungle Book” (1967)

Tuesday, Aug. 31: “Peter Pan” (1953)

The ArcLight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Blvd.:

Wednesday, Aug. 4: “Newsies” (1992)

Wednesday, Aug. 11: “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” (1971)

Wednesday, Aug. 18: “Pete’s Dragon” (1977)

Wednesday, Aug. 25: “Mary Poppins” (1964)

— Geoff Boucher


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Photos: Top, vintage poster for “Pinocchio.” Second, a scene from “The Black Hole.” Credit: Disney. Bottom, “The Rocketeer: Artist’s Edition.” Credit: IDW Publishing

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