Sunday children’s matinee series begins this Sun., Sept. 28, at 1 PM with screening of “Because of Winn-Dixie,” sponsored by Cafe Amici, Richard’s Corner Gourmet and Evan’s Toy Shoppe

because_of_winn_dixie_ver2_xlg_WebKicking off the Best Video Fall Family Movie Series on Sunday, Sept. 28, is “Because of Winn-Dixie.” This 2005 film, based on the Newberry Award winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, was directed by Wayne Wang (“Joy Luck Club,” “Anywhere From Here,” “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”). Opal (AnnaSophia Robb from “Way Way Back”) is a 10-year-old who adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. It also stars Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Eva Marie Saint and Elle Fanning.

The movies will be shown on Sunday afternoons at 1 PM. Admission is $5. The series is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Richard’s Corner Gourmet, Evan’s Toy Shoppe and Cafe Amici.

The Sunday Children’s Matinee Schedule:

Sun., Sept. 28: “Because of Winn-Dixie”

This 2005 film, based on the Newberry Award winning novel by Kate DiCamillo, was directed by Wayne Wang (“Joy Luck Club,” “Anywhere From Here,” “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”). Opal (AnnaSophia Robb from “Way Way Back”) is a 10-year-old who adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. It also stars Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Eva Marie Saint and Elle Fanning.

Sun., Oct. 5: “Fly Away Home”

Anna Paquin and Jeff Daniels star as inventor father and surrogate mother to a flock of wild geese that need to learn to fly to survive. Great award winning photography of geese in flight.

Sun., Oct. 12: “Babe”

From the Australian Producer/director/writer of “Happy Feet,” “Happy Feet 2,” and the Mad Max movies,  George Miller, comes “Babe,” an award winning adaption of Dick King-Smith’s book “The Sheep Pig” about Farmer Hoggett and the pig who herds sheep.

Sun., Oct. 19: “Annie”

The sun will come out tomorrow. John Huston directed this 1982 musical starring Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks and Carol Burnett as the conniving Miss Hannigan. Come sing along.

Sun., Oct. 26: “Short Circuit”

“Johnny 5 is alive!” Animal rescuer Stefanie (Alley Sheedy) takes in a self aware robot that’s more Wall-e than the military weapon he’s supposed to be and saves him from his creators. Steve Guttenberg stars as Newton Crosby, one of those creators who finds that Johnny is more than the sum of his parts.

Sun., Nov. 2: “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein”

Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein: one of the comedy duo’s best featuring Dracula,  the Werewolf, and of course Frank. Hilarious Halloween family fun. Costumes encouraged.