In August

screenings + discussions


Film of the Month: August 1 - 30, 2010
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
1:00 and 4:00 pm (daily except Tuesdays and August 13, 14, and 21), Theater tickets available online
A family... a shipwreck... a deserted island... What should they do to survive? Build a home (in a tree), protect themselves (from pirates of course), and fall in love! Life on an uninhabited island doesn’t sound so bad after all.


Friday August 13 and Saturday August 14, 2010
John Canemaker Presents Two Guys Named Joe
Friday August 13 6:30pm, Theater tickets available online
Saturday August 14 3:00pm, Theater tickets available online
Academy Award-winning animator and renowned animation historian/author John Canemaker presents an illustrated lecture on Joe Grant (1908 - 2005) and Joe Ranft (1960 - 2005), two unique and important creative influences on the art of storytelling at the Walt Disney and Pixar studios. Join us for a book signing following each discussion.


Saturday August 21
Inside the Tree House with Tommy Kirk
3:00pm, Theater tickets available online
An adventure of a life time! Learn what it was like to salvage goods, live in a tree, build new inventions, and explore the island. This presentation will give you an inside look at what it was like to work with Walt and be a member of the Swiss Family Robinson cast.



august disney discoveries! + look closer series

Friday August 27, Saturday August 28, Sunday August 29
Look Closer: Swiss Family Robinson Original Lobby Card
11:00am & 3:00pm, Theater Lobby

August 14
Disney Discoveries! Survival Crafts and Survival Rafts
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Learning Center Art Studio
In honor of the film of the month, Swiss Family Robinson, create your own survival gear. Using a variety of materials, you will make a basket for picking fruit or a miniature raft that you can use to sail away on.



In September

screenings + discussions


Film of the Month: September 1 - 30, 2010
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
1:00 and 4:00 pm (daily except Tuesdays and September 12, 18, 19, and 25), Theater tickets available online
Watch Fess Parker fight for freedom at the Alamo in this classic Disney Film. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier is a memorable live action movie about a legendary American folk hero


Sunday September 12, 2010
REEL LOCAL with Jan Wahl
3:00pm, Special Exhibition Hall tickets available online
Join us for an afternoon of Bay Area film and food. San Francisco is the star of this Reel Local film line up. From Vertigo to Dirty Harry experience San Francisco through the eyes of Hollywood while you snack on unbeatable Bay Area bites, wine, and brews.


Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19, 2010
A Tribute to Fess Parker
Join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration of the life and career of one of the most popular and renowned of Disney’s players, Fess Parker. Jeff Kurtti, one of the leading authorities on The Walt Disney Company and its history, will moderate this special weekend.

Saturday September 18, 2010
Davy Crockett Marathon: Davy Crockett Season One
10:15am, Theater tickets available online
"Davy Crockett Indian Fighter" (as originally broadcast December 15 1954/"Disneyland" Season 1, Episode 8), "Davy Crockett Goes to Congress" (as originally broadcast January 26, 1955/"Disneyland" Season 1, Episode 14), "Davy Crockett at the Alamo" (as originally broadcast February 23, 1955/"Disneyland" Season 1, Episode 18). Introduction by Disney Historian Jeff Kurtti.


Davy Crockett Marathon: Davy Crockett Season Two
3:00pm, Theater tickets available online
"Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race" (as originally broadcast November 16, 1955/"Disneyland" Season 2, Episode 10), "Davy Crockett and the River Pirates" (as originally broadcast December 14, 1955/"Disneyland" Season 2, Episode 13). Introduction by Disney Historian Jeff Kurtti.


Sunday September 19, 2010
Our Dad, Fess Parker
3:00pm, Theater tickets available online
The family of Fess Parker, Eli Parker, Ashley Parker Snider, and Tim Snider, will be on stage for a special tribute and panel discussion, featuring rare film footage and photos of Parker’s days at Disney.


september disney discoveries! + look closer

Friday September 24, Saturday September 25, Sunday September 26, 2010
Look Closer: Photo of Walt with Fess Parker
11:00am & 3:00pm, Gallery 9

September 11, 2010
Disney Discoveries! Davy Crockett Satchel
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Learning Center Art Studio
Be inspired by Davy Crockett’s frontiersman costume as you create your own hand made satchel of felt and yarn.