Thread: What movies do you remembered seeing in theaters as a kid?

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    OK folks what movies did you see growing up in theaters from ages 4 to 12? and what years?

    1986: I was 4 years old and moved from Italy (Which i lived for a year since my dad worked for Mc-Donald Douglas as we moved back to the US in April of 1986 to live in St. Louis for two years) the first movie i saw back in the US was Top Gun then later Great Mouse Detective, Lady and The Tramp re-issue, Howard The Duck, Little Shop of Horrors, and American Tail.

    1987: 5 years old and remembers seeing Harry and The Hendersons, the re-issue of The Aristocats, Chipmunk Adventure, Snow White re-issue, Song of the South Re-Issue, Masters of the Universe, Benji The Hunted, Spaceballs, Batteries Not Included, Cinderella re-issue and Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night.

    1988: 6 years old (Moved to Omaha in March of that year) and saw Pound Puppies and The Legend of BigPaw, Beetlejuice, Bambi re-issue, Willow, Fox and The Hound re-issue, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mac and Me, Nightmare on Elm Street 4 (My big brother Mark took me to see it in a theater, terrified me), Gorillas in The Mist, The Land Before Time and Oliver and Company (Twice in a theater).

    1989: 7 years old and saw Pet Sematary, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Batman, Ghostbusters 2, Nightmare on Elm Street 5, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Little Mermaid.

    1990: 8 years old and saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dick Tracy, Jetsons The Movie, Dick Tracy, The Godfather part 3, Ducktales The Movie, The Jungle Book, The Witches, The Rescuers Down Under and Edward Scissorhands.

    1991: 9 years old and saw Terminator 2, Rock a Doodle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Beauty and The Beast, An American Tail Fievel Goes West, The Rocketeer, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey and some others i forgot.

    1992: 10 years old and saw Dracula, Alien 3, Aladdin, Wayne's World, Beethoeven, Honey I Blew Up The Kid, Batman Returns, and some others i forget.

    1993: 11 years old and saw Jurassic Park, Last Action Hero, Wayne's World 2, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Dennis The Menace, Super Mario Brothers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and some others i forgot.

    1994: 12 years old and saw Lion King, The Crow, Wolf, Forrest Gump, The Shadow, The Little Rascals, The Flintstones, Street Fighter, Speed, and some others i forgot.
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    91-The earliest film I remember seeing in theaters would be Beauty and the Beast, I was 3

    92-I was 4 and the only film I remember seeing is Aladdin

    93-I was 5, films I saw: Free Willy, The Secret Garden, Homeward Bound,

    94-I was 6, films I saw: The Flintstones, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, The Little Giants, The Santa Clause,
    95-I was 7, films I saw: Toy Story, Babe, The Big Green, The Indian in the Cupboard, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Pocahontas, Tom and Huck (I had such a crush on Jonathan Taylor Thomas when I was a kid.)
    96-I was 8, films I saw: Independence Day, 101 Dalmatians, Fly Away Home, Harriet the Spy, Oliver and Company, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda,
    97-I was 9, films I saw: Air Bud, Anaconda, Cats Don't Dance, Flubber, Hercules, Zeus and Roxanne
    98-I was 10, films I saw: Mighty Joe Young, The Parent Trap, The Rugrats Movie, Dr Dolittle
    99-I was 11, films I saw: The Sixth Sense (I actually faked a sick day and convinced my mom to take me to see a film...I was a bit devious) Toy Story 2, The Mummy, Galaxy Quest, The Iron Giant, October Sky, Pokemon: The First Movie (embarrassed to admit it), The Talented Mr Ripley, Toy Story 2
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    My Grandparents took me to the movies to see Return of the Jedi on my birthday.
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    92(I was 4 years old)-Aladdin
    94(I was 6 years old)-The Lion King
    95(I was 7 years old)-Casper, Toy Story
    96(I was 7 going on 8 years old)-James and the Giant Peach,
    Independence Day
    97(I was 9)-Hercules
    99-(I was 11)Star Wars Episode 1: The Phatom Menace, Inspector Gadget
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    Apparently the first film ever saw at the cinema was Toy Story 2.

    This year I've seen: Daybreakers, The Book Of Eli, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, All About Steve, It's Complicated, Up In The Air, Edge Of Darkness, Youth In Revolt, Invictus, Valentine's Day, The Wolfman, The Lovely Bones and From Paris With Love.
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    I remember seeing one of my first movie when I was 2 years old in the theaters the original Freaky Friday in 76.
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    89: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    91: TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze
    92: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
    93: Super Mario Bros.
    94: Houseguest, The Lion King
    95: Batman Forever, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
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    No clue what year, but it was Operation Dumbo Drop and me and my day were both out of work and school due to some weak hurricane that did like no damage so we went to see it.
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    The first fully coherent memory of seeing a film at the theater was the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in 1990. I remember going to Pizza Hut beforehand and then waiting in a surprisingly long line for the theater. Of course this was an actual theater, with curtains and only one screen, those were the days. While waiting in line, this creepy bespeckled janitor-looking fellow gave every kid in line a small stuffed Ninja Turtle and a little box of cookies. My Rapheal was missing an eye and had stuffing coming out of the side of his mouth, like the poor little guy was beaten and then had a seizure. I proudly held on to him throughout the film, but my parents wouldn't let me eat the cookies. To this day, I've never had a better time at the movies... well, if you discount the liquor-aided visits
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    i can pretty much remember seeing any big name movie from my childhood in theaters but i especially remember 1989 the original batman movie the theater here did the WHOLE inside of it like the batcave it was pretty cool you don't see that kind of hype really for movies anymore.
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    1988, I was 4: Oliver and Company
    1989, I was 5: The Little Mermaid
    1990, I was 6: Home Alone
    1991, I was 7: Beauty and the Beast
    1992, I was 8: Beethoven, and Aladdin
    1993, I was 9: Jurassic Park
    1994, I was 10: The Lion King, Forrest Gump
    1995, I was 11: Toy Story
    1996, I was 12: Independence Day

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    I have always gone to the movies heaps, even as a child. Some of the movies I remember seeing were as follows, in no particular order
    The Adventures of Milo and Otis
    Home Alone - watched it 3 times at the movies
    Home Alone 2
    Beauty and the Beast
    Dances With the Wolves
    Freddy Krueger - the one with the 3D glasses
    The Rescuers Downunder
    The Little Mermaid
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot
    Blinky Bill
    Honey I Blew Up The Kid

    After going through my dvd collection, it made me remember seeing:

    The Addams Family
    The Addams Families Values
    Alice In Wonderland
    Sleeping Beauty
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    Cool Runnings
    Curly Sue
    Death Becomes Her
    Dennis the Menace
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Edward Scissorhands
    Look Whos Talking
    Look Whos Talking Too
    Ferngully The Last Rainforest
    Gremlins 2
    Kindergarten Cop
    King Ralph
    The Wizard of Oz
    My Girl
    Omen lV The Awakening
    Sister Act
    Sister Act 2
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Secret of the Ooze
    Three Men and A Baby
    Terminator 2
    Waynes World
    The Witches
    The House Sitter
    Naked Gun 2 1/2
    Dick Tracy
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    PART 1

    Toy Story
    Air Bud
    Beauty and the Beast
    The Lion King
    The Santa Clause
    Space Jam
    Free Willy
    Free Willy 2
    Oliver & Company (1996 re-release)
    Jack (1996)(twice)

    More to come later.
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    Empire Strikes Back
    Return Of The Jedi
    Ghost Busters
    Ghost Busters II
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    Crockodile Dundee II
    All Dogs Go To Heaven
    Home Alone
    Wayne's World
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    The Lion King
    Forrest Gump
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    I can't remember how old I was with each one, but these are some I saw in theatres, not in order of when I saw them, just in order of when they pop into my head LOL. I'm trying to think of movies I would have seen from the earliest I can remember to about right before I started highschool.

    Dumbo, Bambi, Rescuers, Aristocats. 101 Dalmations, Song Of The South, Lady And The Tramp, Fox And The hound, The Great Mouse Detective, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc all when they were re-released at the theatre.

    Other than the ones that were re-released, these are what I remember seeing (i'm pretty sure) the first time they hit theatres.

    All Dogs Go To Heaven


    The Flintstones

    Huck Finn with Elijah Wood


    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    Death Becomes Her

    Beauty And The Beast

    The Little Mermaid

    An American Tale

    The Land Before Time


    Free Willy 1 and 2

    Ninja Turtles (the first time we went to see this the lines were all the way outside wrapped around the building and up the street. We had to wait and see it a different day because it was sold out. That was the first and last time i've personaly experienced that.) 1-3

    Mobsters (lol my first R rated movie in a theatre, but not my first R rated movie)

    Dick Tracy

    Honey I Shrunk The Kids


    Edward Scissorhands

    possibly E.T if it was re-released after 1982 sometime a few years later)

    Ghostbusters 1 and 2

    Back To The Future 2 and 3



    My Girl 1-2

    Home Alone 1 and 2

    The Black Couldron

    Gremlins 2 (I remember watching the first one on VHS tape when I was really little),


    Oliver And Company (the first time and then when it was re-released but that was when I was in highschool)

    Flight Of The Navigator (possibly, I can't remember if I saw it in theatres or on vHS)

    Big Top Pee Wee

    Honey I blew up the kid

    The Lion King





    A Muppets Christmas Carol

    Mrs Doubtfire

    Addams Family and Addams Family Values

    The Brady Bunch Movie (Right before highschool)

    Look Who's Talking

    Hocus Pocus

    The Santa Clause

    The Last Of The Mohicans

    Legends Of The Fall

    Forest Gump

    The Santa Claus Movie (the one with Dudley Moore)

    9 months

    Jurassic Park

    Independance Day

    Robin Hood Prince Of Theives


    Groundhog Day

    Dumb and Dumber

    The Mask

    Super Mario Brothers

    Naked Gun 33 and a 1/3 or something like that.

    Waynes World 1 and 2

    Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (can't recall if I saw the first one in theatres)

    I know i've seen more than this but the others were probably not as memorable or at least not hitting me at the moment.
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    The Iron Giant
    FernGully 2; The Magical Rescue
    Small Soldiers
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    Godzilla (1998 US remake)
    Star Wars Episode I
    Pokemon: the first movie
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    Oooh hooo, this one should be a doozy since i have an awesome memory of my childhood and teenhood of seeing movies in theaters. So here we go:

    4 in 1984: Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Star Trek III The Voyage Home (Got me into Star Trek), The Jungle Book re-issue, and the re-issue of Pinocchio.

    5 in 1985: The Black Cauldron, Return to Oz, The Goonies, Enemy Mine, Coccoon, Back to the Future, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Fantasia Re-issue, 101 Dalmations re-issue, He-Man and She-Ra: Secret of the Sword, Enemy Mine, Explorers and Starchaser Legend of Orin (In 3D).

    6 in 1986: House (First R-rated horror movie i ever saw in a theater), Labyrinth, The Great Mouse Detective, Little Shop of Horrors, Howard The Duck, Short Circuit, Poltergeist 2, Making Contact, Big Trouble in Little China, Crocodile Dundee, Top Gun, Lady and The Tramp re-issue, Star Trek IV The Voyage Home, Critters, The Golden Child, Karate Kid II, and An American Tail.

    7 in 1987: The Aristocats re-issue, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Thanks to my uncle Roy), Robocop (Most violent movie i've seen at the time), Harry and The Hendersons, Song of the South re-issue, Masters of the Universe, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs re-issue, Sleeping Beauty re-issue, Dragnet, Creepshow 2, House 2, The Chipmunk Adventure, Jaws The Revenge, Superman 4 The Quest for Peace, Predator, Benji The Hunted, Witches of Eastwick, Ernest Goes to Camp, The Lost Boys, The Monster Squad, Cinderella re-issue, The Running Man and Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night.

    To be continued later i need some sleep.
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    1988: Bambi rerelease, Oliver & Company
    1989: The Rescuers rerelease, Peter Pan rerelease, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, The Little Mermaid, All Dogs Go to Heaven
    1990: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (twice), Ernest Goes to Jail, Home Alone (twice), Dick Tracy (twice), The Jungle Book rerelease, Jetsons: The Movie, Fantasia rerelease, The Rescuers Down Under, Gremlins 2 (ran out midway), Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Kindergarten Cop
    1991: The Rocketeer (at least six times if not more), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooza (twice), An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Beauty and the Beast, 101 Dalmations rerelease, Curly Sue, Ernest Scared Stupid, White Fang
    1992: Home Alone 2, Batman Returns, Aladdin, 3 Ninjas, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, The Mighty Ducks, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Toys, Beethoven
    1993: Addams Family Values, Mrs. Doubtfire, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves rerelease, Super Mario Bros. (ran out midway), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, A Far Off Place (all because they were playing a Roger Rabbit short with it), Cool Runnings, The Sandlot, The Nightmare Before Christmas
    1994: Jurassic Park (Drive-In), The Mask (Drive-In), Star Trek Generations, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Lion King, The Santa Clause, Angels in the Outfield
    1995: Babe, Bushwhacked, Batman Forever, Toy Story, Mortal Kombat, Power Rangers: The Movie, Three Wishes
    1996: Independence Day, The Nutty Professor, Toy Story, Star Trek: First Contact, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Twister, Jingle All the Way
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