Live-Action Disney Films

Wed, Dec 26th, 2018 to Thu, Jan 3rd, 2019

The Music Box rings in the new year with some of our favorite live-action films from the Disney Vault, from old standbys to new classics. Fair warning, attending any of these presentations WILL make you feel like a kid again!

Pricing

$11 General Admission / $9 Seniors / $7 for Kids Under 12 & Music Box Members

Movies & Showtimes for
Live-Action Disney Films

Wed, Dec 26th
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1:00PM
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Wed, Dec 26th
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

3:45PM
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Wed, Dec 26th
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

6:30PM
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Thu, Dec 27th
Newsies

1:30PM
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Thu, Dec 27th
Heavy Weights

4:15PM
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Thu, Dec 27th
Return to Oz

7:00PM
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Fri, Dec 28th
Return to Oz

1:45PM
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Fri, Dec 28th
Heavy Weights

4:30PM
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Fri, Dec 28th
Newsies

7:00PM
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Sat, Dec 29th
Newsies

11:30AM
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Sat, Dec 29th
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

2:00PM
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Sat, Dec 29th
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

4:45PM
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Sat, Dec 29th
Heavy Weights

7:00PM
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Sun, Dec 30th
Heavy Weights

11:30AM
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Sun, Dec 30th
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1:45PM
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Sun, Dec 30th
Newsies

4:15PM
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Sun, Dec 30th
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

7:00PM
BUY TICKETS

Mon, Dec 31st
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

12:00PM
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Mon, Dec 31st
Heavy Weights

2:15PM
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Mon, Dec 31st
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

4:45PM
BUY TICKETS

Tue, Jan 1st
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

11:45AM
BUY TICKETS

Tue, Jan 1st
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

2:30PM
BUY TICKETS

Tue, Jan 1st
Newsies

4:30PM
BUY TICKETS

Tue, Jan 1st
Return to Oz

7:15PM
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Wed, Jan 2nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

1:30PM
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Wed, Jan 2nd
Return to Oz

4:15PM
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Wed, Jan 2nd
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

7:00PM
BUY TICKETS

Thu, Jan 3rd
Return to Oz

1:30PM
BUY TICKETS

Thu, Jan 3rd
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

4:15PM
BUY TICKETS

Thu, Jan 3rd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

7:00PM
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

A FILM BY: Richard Fleischer
WRITTEN BY: Earl Felton
STARRING: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

12/29 2pm Screening - Free for Music Box Members

For its first CinemaScope production, the Mouse House turned to Richard Fleischer, son of Disney’s long-time rival and the results are seaworthy and then some. (Fans of Fleischer’s VIOLENT SATURDAY and THE BOSTON STRANGLER shouldn’t shun this kiddie show.) Adapted from Jules Verne’s novel with rare brio and infectious energy, 20,000 LEAGUES also boasts the most distinguished grown-up cast of any vintage Disney picture: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Peter Lorre, and a killer squid!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1954
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 127 mins
Format: 35mm

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

A FILM BY: Robert Stevenson
WRITTEN BY: Ralph Wright, Ted Berman
STARRING: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall

When young Charlie, Carrie and Paul move to a small village during World War II, they discover their host, Miss Price (a divine Angela Lansbury), is an apprentice witch! Although her early attempts at magic create hilarious results, she successfully casts a traveling spell on an ordinary bedknob, and they fly to the fantastic, animated Isle of Naboombu to find a powerful spell that will save England!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1971
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 117 mins
Format: 35mm

Heavy Weights

A FILM BY: Steven Brill
WRITTEN BY: Judd Apatow, Steven Brill
STARRING: Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller

Before Ben Stiller made THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, before Judd Apatow made THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN, before Paul Feig made BRIDESMAIDS, they made HEAVYWEIGHTS, the endlessly-quotable summer comedy! A group of overweight, underdog kids discover their camp has been sold to a crazy fitness fanatic who's determined to make their lives miserable. With no other options, they must take back the camp, by any means necessary!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: 35mm

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

A FILM BY: Duwayne Dunham
WRITTEN BY: Sheila Burnford (novel), Caroline Thompson (screenplay)
STARRING: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Ameche

The adventure begins when the loving owners of bulldog Chance (voiced by Michael J. Fox), Himalayan cat Sassy (voiced by Sally Field), and Golden Retriever Shadow (voiced by Don Ameche) are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1993
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 84 mins
Format: DCP

Newsies

A FILM BY: Kenny Ortega
WRITTEN BY: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
STARRING: Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall

A teenage Christian Bale (THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, THE FIGHTER, AMERICAN PSYCHO) sings & dances his way through NEWSIES! This early-90s musical tells the true story of the 1899 New York City newsboys strike, as Bale leads a ragtag group of misfits in a rebellion against newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer (A mustache-twirling Robert Duvall). A disappointment at the box office on release, NEWSIES soon gained a cult following, and was later adapted into a Tony-winning Broadway musical.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1992
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 121 mins
Format: 35mm

Return to Oz

A FILM BY: Walter Murch
WRITTEN BY: Walter Murch, Gill Dennis
STARRING: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh

The movie that scarred an uncountable amount of children! In this belated sequel, Dorothy finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends (like Tik Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the Gump), and dangerous new enemies (the creepy Wheelers, the head-hunting Princess Mombi, and the evil Nome King). Unforgettable character designs and haunting scenes in the more dangerous corners of imagination ensured that once you saw RETURN TO OZ, you’d never forget it!

Technical Information

Production Year: 1985
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 113 mins
Format: 35mm

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