1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

When you were young, which films did your whole school or class went to see?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by DisneySwan1990, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. DisneySwan1990

    DisneySwan1990 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    9
    Real Name:
    Sagalina Hazzan
    It can be old or new, depending. And it has to be a huge hollywood blockbuster theatrical release.
     
  2. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 1997
    Messages:
    5,550
    Likes Received:
    213
    Location:
    DFW
    Real Name:
    Steve Tannehill
    Charlottes Web. Where The Red Fern Grows. 1776. The Parent Trap (whole school gym rental). The others were theatrical.
     
  3. atfree

    atfree Premium
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    1,558
    Location:
    Boiling Springs, South Carolina
    Real Name:
    Alex
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlottes Web, 1776, The Worlds Greatest Dad, Sounder
     
  4. Rob_Ray

    Rob_Ray Premium
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,782
    Likes Received:
    1,069
    Location:
    Southern California
    Real Name:
    Rob Ray
    Big Red, Pollyanna, The Sound of Music.
     
  5. PODER

    PODER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    107
    Real Name:
    PETER JABLONSKI
    I don't recall the names, but they all seemed to be 16mm films that starred Clifton Fadiman.
     
  6. Bill Coolidge

    Bill Coolidge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Junior High went to see 1776 once. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time but several years later i checked the Broadway Cast Album out of the library and fell in love with it.
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    44,711
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    No blockbusters (although I know you want Blockbusters).

    We saw the same 16mm science series films that were highlighted
    in the movie GREMLINS.

    Also, Winter of the Witch
     
  8. Ejanss

    Ejanss Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    371
    Since our little upstate-NY small-town school was a three-block walk from the local theater (one screen), we got to see 1776 as a fifth-grade lesson too, and worked out so well, we went back a year later to see the Sherman Bros. "Huckleberry Finn". 1776 was better, though.

    Oh, you mean http://www.amazon.com/Magnificent-Unchained-Goddess-Richard-Carlson/dp/B0000AKY5V/ ? :D
     
  9. classicmovieguy

    classicmovieguy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    2,840
    Likes Received:
    1,172
    Location:
    Australia
    Real Name:
    Byron
    As a special treat, our choir group went to see "Toy Story" on a Friday arvo, just a few days after it first opened in Australia. Went back the next day with my younger brother.

    And our entire Year 10 class went to see Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet", because we were studying it. It was supposedly meant to be an exclusive-only screening but the cinema received complaints from a few regular patrons who somehow managed to get in as well, about the 'unruly behaviour' of several students. I recall there was a fair bit of popcorn throwing and wolf-whistling going on.
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    44,711
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Ejanss,

    No, it was a live-action science film with a scientist who appeared
    in several different 16mm episodes.

    I remember they showed it in Gremlins during the scene where a
    Gremlin gets loose in the classroom.
     
  11. FoxyMulder

    FoxyMulder 映画ファン

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    5,236
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Location:
    Scotland
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    I saw the March Of The Penguins, it wasn't the film though, it was real penguins at Edinburgh Zoo. ( late seventies )

    I don't recall ever getting taken to the cinema to see a film by the schools here.

    I do remember going to the Edinburgh UCI cinema in 1997 and buying tickets for Romeo and Juliet and Star Wars Episode V - Special Edition, now i was booked to watch Romeo and Juliet first and then straight onto The Empire Strikes Back, unfortunately a school had booked for Romeo and Juliet and were running late to see it, the cinema delayed it, i basically missed the final ten minutes of Romeo and Juliet and the first fifteen minutes of The Empire Strikes Back thanks to that school delaying things, i was not a happy bunny but i was only 27 and didn't get into complaining about things until i reached my mid thirties.
     
  12. Scott-S

    Scott-S Test Subject
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,130
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    The Land of Zion
    Real Name:
    Scott
    For some reason the only film I remember seeing on a school trip or at school was Andromeda Strain. Why this film was shown to us, I really don't know.
     
  13. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    44,711
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Ejanss,

    I owe you an apology.

    It was Frank Capra's Wonders of Life.

    Didn't recognize it from the box art, but when I referenced it
    on YouTube, I immediately recognized the scientist in the film.

    Thanks for obtaining the name of that title.

     
  14. FoxyMulder

    FoxyMulder 映画ファン

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    5,236
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Location:
    Scotland
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    Do you mean It's A Wonderful Life. ?
     
  15. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    44,711
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Nope. See link in post #8
     
  16. FoxyMulder

    FoxyMulder 映画ファン

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    5,236
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Location:
    Scotland
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    I'm confused, that link goes to some other films, also IMDB says Capra never made a film called that.
     
  17. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    44,711
    Likes Received:
    3,679
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Okay...

    This was a Frank Capra produced education film. There are two
    of them, to be exact.

    Back in the 70s, they were shown in our classroom on a 16mm projector.

    Seems like a lot of people saw those same films as teens in their school.
    So much so, that Joe Dante used a clip from it in Gremlins.
     
  18. FoxyMulder

    FoxyMulder 映画ファン

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    5,236
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Location:
    Scotland
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    Okay gotcha, i was thinking he directed it but couldn't find that info anywhere.
     
  19. bryan4999

    bryan4999 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    177
    Real Name:
    Bryan Forbes
    Our school never took us to a theater but we sure had a lot of 16mm films shown in the gym. I particularly remember "The Love Bug" and "The Jungle Book", and of course the Disney nature films.
     
  20. Richard Gallagher

    Richard Gallagher Well-Known Member
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Messages:
    3,628
    Likes Received:
    489
    Location:
    Fishkill, NY
    Real Name:
    Rich Gallagher
    I'm dating myself, but my high school class took a trip to New York City to see Lawrence of Arabia.
     

Share This Page