February 29, 2012

January Family Film Matinee

Posted in Film Night

Saturday Matinee: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

011412-film-january506px72dpiJanuary's Film: Disney's Alice in Wonderland

On Saturday, January 14, visitors of all ages attended a Saturday Matinee screening of Disney’s 1951 animated classic Alice in Wonderland.

You might be wondering what Alice in Wonderland has to do with chess. In truth, not a lot! But as fans of Alice’s other adventures might know, while Alice in Wonderland doesn’t contain a specific chess theme, its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, does. In that book, Lewis Carroll’s heroine becomes a pawn in a real-life chess game, battling queens and knights in an effort to cross the chessboard. Visitors enjoyed complimentary soda and snacks as they tumbled “down the rabbit hole” into the world of Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat.

The World Chess Hall of Fame’s Saturday Matinee film screens family-friendly films with chess connections or themes in order to highlight the game’s place in popular culture.

Have a great movie in mind for a future Saturday Matinee? Contact Claire Grothe with your suggestions at claire.grothe@worldchesshof.org.