Alliance Française of Johannesburg – DibuKids
The Alliance Française of Johannesburg is dedicated to preserving and celebrating French culture, language and traditions in South Africa. That’s why their DibuKids Club is so cool! Kids of all nationalities are welcome to join, so long as they have an appreciation for all things French. The multimedia library at the institute is filled with Francophile literature, films and music. The DibuKids Club hosts two yearly programmes at the institute, where kids can participate in fun activities and learning experiences. Twice a month on Saturdays, the club invites the little ones to join in on story time, film screenings and games. With different themes for each month, kids are offered a diverse experience of French culture. The club also invites children to participate in film criticism, opening up young minds and allowing them to communicate their ideas.
The best part about the DibuKids Club is that it costs nothing to join, apart from special events. All you have to do is bring the kids along on a Saturday morning at 11:00 to the Alliance Française in Parkwood. You can also follow their Facebook page for updates on events.
Details: 17 Lower Park Drive, Corner Kerry Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg | 011 646 1169 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bioscope Independent Cinema
While the Bioscope does not run separate film clubs for kids, as Joburg’s only independent cinema, they often host screenings of classic kiddie movies and singalong events for young and old alike. Children may dress up as their favourite character or dress down in their pajamas. Ultimately, it’s a super fun experience for young film critics in the making. Kids will also be delighted by the Bioscope’s seating – refurbished car chairs make for an imaginative, yet comfortable sit.
The Bioscope frequently hosts rooftop cinema evenings as well, complete with bean bag chairs and 3-D glasses. Bring the kids along for a unique cinematic experience right in the heart of the Maboneng Precinct.
Details: 286 Fox Street, Maboneng, City and Suburban, Johannesburg | 087 094 4195 | email@example.com
Ster Kinekor Cinema’s film club has been a family favourite for years. After all, who wouldn’t want to be able to see more movies with the kids for less? Of course, there are half-price Tuesdays, but becoming an SK Club member offers you so much more. Kiddies can enjoy a bespoke birthday party experience at their favourite Ster Kinekor Cinema along with all their friends. Plus, families of four can cash in on the SK Club advantage by purchasing their tickets with a Standard Bank card. Scoring a 4 for 3 deal, families will be seeing a whole lot more movies than usual.
You can also join the SK Subscription Club, which ensures a limited or unlimited amount of movies per month. The limited option allows you to book four 2D or 3D movies for you and your family a month for a subscription price of *R249. You also get 20% off snacks and may use all four tickets at once, so the whole family can go out for movie night. If that isn’t enough to satisfy the hunger for good cinema, then pick the unlimited option. Offering an unlimited amount of movies each month, this subscription is perfect for cinema addicts. Watch up to five movies a day with this card, which costs only *R349 per month per person.
Sign up for the SK Subscription Club here.
Details: 0861 668 437 | firstname.lastname@example.org
NuMetro Scene Club
NuMetro also has their very own rewards club for you and the kids to join for free. With this card, you start earning points right away – you accumulate 10 points for every R1 spent on tickets or snacks. Once you have acquired enough points, you can spend them on more movie tickets or snacks. You will also be the first to know about upcoming screenings, events and specials at the cinema. Kids as young as 12 may sign up for their own Scene Club Card, with the written consent of a legal guardian, of course. So, even if your teen chooses to leave you behind for a movie night out with their friends, they will be earning points on their purchase. Sign up here.
Your favourite NuMetro Cinema complex is the ideal place for your child’s next birthday. More than just your average cinema experience, NuMetro offers VIP recliner seats, a la carte menus designed by expert chefs, cocktails for parents, state of the art audio and projection and 4-D thrills. Use you Scene Club Card to book tickets for your child’s birthday party and get discounts on snacks for all their friends.
Details: 0861 246 362 | email@example.com
Do you know of any other film clubs for kids in the city? Let us know about them!