Free films feature aliens and fantasy themes as Halloween approaches

Free films feature aliens and fantasy themes as Halloween approaches
Bring your children to enjoy a free screening of “The Angry Birds Movie” Saturday, Oct. 1, at Weber County Library's Southwest branch in Roy. - Photo Credit: Sony Pictures via AP

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures via AP

“E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982, PG) — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. A lonely boy befriends an alien who is stranded on Earth, and enlists the help of his siblings so that the extraterrestrial may return to his home. The film directed by Steven Spielberg stars Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore; it plays at the Ogden Valley branch, 131 S. 7400 East, Huntsville.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993, PG) — 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The king of Halloween Town stumbles through a portal that takes him to Christmas Town, and he is unsure of how to celebrate the holiday. See if your children can find Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck printed on children’s sleepwear in the movie screening at the Pleasant Valley branch, 5568 Adams Ave. Parkway, Washington Terrace.

“Evolution” (2001, PG-13) 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. A group of prominent men investigate a meteor crash in Arizona, and discover the meteor is housing extraterrestrial life. The science-fiction comedy film may be enjoyed at the Pleasant Valley branch.

“The Angry Birds Movie” (2016, PG) — 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Three outcast birds must figure out why the island populated by happy, flightless birds is being visited by peculiar, green piggies. The 3-D animated comedy will screen at the Southwest branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy.

“Zootopia” (2016, PG) — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop must prove herself by solving a mysterious case with a shrewd fox who makes her job a little more difficult. Check out the urban jungle adventure at the Southwest branch.