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Movies Under the Dome: Honey I Shrunk The Kids

Sat Apr 14 13:00:00 2018

From Academy Award-winning director Joe Johnston (Best Visual Effects, Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981)—known for his technical effect prowess on such films as the Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies, and as director of Jumanji, October Sky, and Captain America: The First Avenger—join the Museum for a viewing of Johnston’s directorial debut film, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) on April 14 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the Museum’s ongoing Movies Under the Dome series.

Starring Rick Moranis as the absent-minded, yet innovative, inventor Wayne Szalinski, Honey, Shrunk the Kids follows the story of the Szalinski children and their next-door neighbors who temporarily fall victim to the tinkering of their inventor father and his shrink ray prototype. As the kids navigate the world at the height of 0.25 inches tall, equal parts suspense and hilarity inevitably ensue.

Special effects makeup artist, props artisan, and Illinois State University graduate (‘81, M.S. ’84), James Spinner provides the inspiration for this Saturday matinée. Spinner’s work has also been featured in the films, Men in Black II, The Grinch, Planet of the Apes, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. Spinner works with fine art and film effects materials, hot metal castings, resin, latex, foam, and has developed a unique structural framework for creating human forms termed “skeletonics.”

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids has a run time of 1 hour 33 minutes and is rated PG for mild violence. A brief intermission will feature family-friendly activities. Drinks, treats, and popcorn will be available for purchase. For more information, contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org or 309-827-0428.

Movies Under the Dome: Honey I Shrunk The Kids