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

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  1. DisneySwan1990

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    It can be old or new, depending. And it has to be a huge hollywood blockbuster theatrical release.
     
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    Charlottes Web. Where The Red Fern Grows. 1776. The Parent Trap (whole school gym rental). The others were theatrical.
     
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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlottes Web, 1776, The Worlds Greatest Dad, Sounder
     
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    Big Red, Pollyanna, The Sound of Music.
     
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    I don't recall the names, but they all seemed to be 16mm films that starred Clifton Fadiman.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

     
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    Do you mean It's A Wonderful Life. ?
     
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    Nope. See link in post #8
     
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    I'm confused, that link goes to some other films, also IMDB says Capra never made a film called that.
     
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    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.
     
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    Okay gotcha, i was thinking he directed it but couldn't find that info anywhere.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm dating myself, but my high school class took a trip to New York City to see Lawrence of Arabia.
     

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