The Hope College Knickerbocker Free Family Film Series will return with four films running on Thursdays, from June 16 to July 7, at 7:30 p.m.
The showings coincide with the Holland downtown street performers, creating a full night of entertainment for the entire family.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
The series will open with “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” on Thursday, June 16. The 1989 adventure/comedy film stars Rick Moranis as Wayne Szalinski, a scientist father who is working on a top-secret machine to shrink objects. When he accidentally shrinks his kids and two other neighborhood kids to insect size, the teens must fight new dangers as the father searches for them. This film is rated PG.
Walt Disney’s “The Shaggy Dog” is featured next on Thursday, June 23. The black-and-white film, released in 1959, tells the story of Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who is cursed by an enchanted ring once owned by the Borgias by periodically turning into a shaggy Old English Sheepdog. The switch seems to happen at the most inopportune times, and Wilby finds that the spell can only be broken by an act of bravery. Starring Fred MacMurry, Tom Kirk and Jean Hagen, the film is rated G.
On Thursday, June 30, the series will feature the 1997 film “Flubber.” Robin Williams stars as Phillip Brainard, an absent-minded professor who works with his assistant Weebo to create a new energy source that will save Medfield College. Brainard misses his wedding twice because of this endeavor, and on the afternoon of his third wedding attempt, he accidentally creates Flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air and leads the professor to a series of adventures. “Flubber” is rated PG.
The series will close on Thursday, July 7, with Jerry Lewis’s “The Nutty Professor.” The 1963 comedy, a parody of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” features nerdy professor Julius Kelp, who creates a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome and charming Buddy Love. Kelp uses his suave alter ego, who is often obnoxious and rude, to win the heart of the woman he loves, Stella Purdy. The formula, however, wears off at inopportune times, and Kelp must rethink his strategy. The film is not rated but is family friendly.
The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.