Family Movie Nights

To help families spend time together and share common experiences, The Leadership Institute provides recommendations for Family Movie Night. Each week, a new movie recommendation and explanation is available for your consideration. Enjoy the show!

Coraline
The young Coraline Jones is miserable after she and her parents move to a new house out in the middle of nowhere. She is completely bored, misses her friends, and… Read More
Return to Oz
It’s been six months since Dorothy returned to Kansas, and Aunt Em is worried about her. Dorothy’s not sleeping well and she keeps talking about strange nonsense such as a… Read More
Into the Woods
October has arrived, and as Halloween begins creeping closer, how about a journey into the dark and mysterious woods, where there are witches and wolves and curses? This film adaptation… Read More
The Dark Crystal
In the late 70’s, Muppets creator Jim Henson wanted to explore puppetry possibilities beyond the sort of comedic creatures he was known for, such as Kermit and Miss Piggy. The… Read More
A Quiet Place
This week’s film is more appropriate for older viewers. In a not-too-distant future, the world is overrun by deadly blind monsters that find their prey using their super-evolved sense of… Read More
Corpse Bride
The stop motion film Corpse Bride follows the tale of Victor Van Dort. Victor is supposed to marry Victoria Everglot, but due to unplanned circumstances, becomes betrothed to a dead… Read More
Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus follows the adventures of siblings Max and Dani, as well as Max’s crush Allison. The three of them decide to visit the cottage of legendary witches, the Sanderson… Read More
Casper
This week we meet the legendary friendly ghost in the film Casper. While Casper, the young title ghost, is friendly to all and especially children, his three uncles are not… Read More
Beetlejuice
Just in time for Halloween – a movie that makes the living seem like villains and the recently deceased the heroes. In case you were asleep during the late 1980s,… Read More
The House With A Clock In Its Walls
We settled down Friday night for a new movie. We chose The House With A Clock In Its Walls, which is available to rent on iTunes. It is always a… Read More