There is no film like The Wizard of Oz when it comes to favourite family feature around here.
Because (because, because, because, because) of the wonderful things it does for children of all ages.
The 1939 Judy Garland festive TV staple (original trailer revisited here) remains Yorkshire audience's top film to see before you're 12.
Nationally 1967 Disney cartoon original of Jungle Book, recently remade live action, is movie with most appeal for youngsters.
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Regionally American musical Oz has been voted by nearly 70% of those polled by Vue Entertainment, whose South Yorkshire cinemas are offering child's price for all when buying family ticket.
Ahead of a summer set to be best yet for family films, they asked the public to vote for all-time favourite children’s movies with almost half of the top 20 dating back over 50 years.
Must-sees include cartoon classics from Bambi (1942) to Finding Nemo (2003), timeless musicals such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Oliver (1968), right through to modern animations including Shrek (2001) and Toy Story (1999). Surprisingly, popular family faves such as Frozen missed the top spots – coming just outside the top 20.
To celebrate Finding Dory, the BFG and Ice Age Collision Course all coming to cinemas this summer, Vue is making it easier than ever for families to enjoy such blockbusters.
Until September 12 every adult, when accompanied by a child, will pay the price of a child’s ticket.
Vue Entertainment managing director Kevin Styles commented, "Almost 50% of adults in the UK can remember the first movie they saw at the cinema and nearly half of people in The North East and Yorkshire say that going to the cinema is one of the things they love to do as a family.
"It all goes to show thatwatching these films on the big screen creates magical memories that are an important part of childhood. With this summer featuring an array of brilliant family films we are celebrating by inviting all adults to pay child prices only
The promo, available for all U, PG and 12A films 2D films, is redeemable at www.myvue.com as well as at cinema box offices.
The North East and Yorkshire
1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
3. ET (1982)
4. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
5. Oliver! (1968)
6. The Sound of Music (1965)
7. The Railway Children (1970)
8. Free Willy (1993)
9. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
10. Lassie (2005)
11. The Goonies (1985)
12. Matilda (1996)
13. Paddington Bear (1958)
14. Gremlins (1984)
15. Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
16. Babe (1995)
17. Elf (2003)
18. Big (1988)
19. Star Wars (1977)
20. The Muppet Movie (1979)
1. Jungle Book (1967)
2. Toy Story (1999)
3. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
5. Bambi (1942)
6. The Lion King (1994)
7. Mary Poppins (1964)
8. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
9. Finding Nemo (2003)
10. Shrek (2001)
11. ET (1982)
12. Pinocchio (1940)
13. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
14. Dumbo (1941)
15. Ice Age (2002)
16. Cinderella (1950)
17. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
18. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
19. Oliver (1968)
20. Aladdin (1992)