Community Day

Saturday, May 21, 2022


Drumroll, please …. 

After two years away, Lenfest Kids is excited to return to in-person screenings for Manhattanville Community Day on May 21st!

The theme for the day is “The Future in Mind.” Saturday Science returns to the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, next door, with hands-on activities from 1–4 pm exploring the science of the human mind. At the Lenfest Center for the Arts, we’ll be screening two family films with science-fiction themes. At noon, we will show Pixar’s animated Wall-E (2008), about the comic adventures of a robot tasked with tidying up the world’s garbage. At 4 pm, we’ll show E.T. (1982), Steven Spielberg’s enduring classic about an extra-terrestrial seeking home, which this year celebrates its fortieth anniversary. All activities are free and open to the public. 

We can’t wait to see you at Lenfest on May 21st!

Rob King, Lenfest Kids Programmer and Professor of Film
Lauren Weigel, Director, Lenfest Center for the Arts

Image courtesy of iMDb


Dir. Andrew Stanton

2008 | US | G, ages 5+


What if mankind left Earth and somebody forgot to turn-off the last robot? After hundreds of years doing what he was built for, WALL•E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE realizes that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report to the humans. Meanwhile, WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy and sets into motion one of the most imaginative adventures ever brought to the big screen.

still from ET by Steven Spielberg

Image courtesy of filmaffinity

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Dir. Steven Spielberg

1982 | US | PG, ages 7+


A gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth and is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in dire situations for both Elliott and the alien.

Please note: We provide MPAA ratings and suggested age range ratings from Common Sense Media for your guidance, but as always, parental discretion is advised.

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