Theatre Schedule

August 2014 • Regular Theatre Schedule


Daily screenings listed below – please note that Theatre showings before 11:00 am are on weekends only.
This film schedule is subject to change to accommodate special events. Please call the Museum at (707) 579-4452 to confirm a specific showing on a specific date if viewing one of these films is essential to your Schulz Museum visit.

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10:15 am • He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown and his friends go to summer camp for fun in the sun, but Rerun loses his grandfather’s marbles to the hustler Joe Agate. Charlie Brown finally gets his chance to be the neighborhood hero—can he beat the marble-playing bully and save the day?
(originally aired November 20, 2006 ● 30 minutes)

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10:45 am • Play It Again, Charlie Brown

This Emmy Award-nominated special focuses on Lucy’s undying and unreciprocated love for Schroeder. In an effort to win his affection, Lucy, under Peppermint Patty’s advice, invites him to perform for an upcoming PTA meeting. Peppermint Patty forgets to mention, however, that only rock music will be featured in the program and that Schroeder won’t be able to play Beethoven. Lucy is left in anguish, knowing Schroeder will refuse to perform anything other than classical music and tries to find a way to break the news without having him drop out of the program.
(originally aired March 28, 1971 ● 30 minutes)

What A Nightmare

11:15 am • What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown

Accused by Charlie Brown of being “overcivilized” and after eating too much pizza, Snoopy dreams of being a sled dog in the Alaskan frontier (including a side trip to a saloon).
(originally aired February 23, 1978 ● 30 minutes)

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11:45 am • The Charlie Rose Show

In this interview with Charlie Rose, Charles Schulz discusses his personal history, the history of Peanuts, and the strip’s upcoming 50th anniversary (in 2000). Schulz also reveals that his own personality is the inspiration for Charlie Brown.
(originally aired May 9, 1997 • 40 minutes)

12:30 pm • Charles Schulz: A Charlie Brown Life

Overview of Schulz’s life and career—part of the A&E’s Biography series. With interviews with Schulz’s son and daughter, cartoonists Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse) and Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), coworkers, and even the woman who inspired the Little Red-Haired Girl.
(originally aired December 25, 1995 • 45 minutes)

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1:15 pm • The Girl in the Red Truck

A blend of live-action and animation: Spike’s life in the desert takes an unexpected turn as he falls for a girl named Jenny. Jenny’s boy friend wants her to move to Los Angeles with him, and Spike and Jenny must decide if the city life is really for them.
(originally aired September 28, 1988 ● 46 minutes)

 

You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown

2:15 pm • You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown competes for his school in the Junior Olympics Decathlon, hoping to win the gold medal. He’s up against serious competition, however, in the form of last year’s winner Freddy Fabulous from Fremont, Marcie, and a contestant called the “Masked Marvel”!
(originally aired March 19, 1979 ● 30 minutes)

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2:45 pm • A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Produced and directed by Lee Mendelson, this 1963 documentary about Charles Schulz shows him working in his studio, talking about his creative process and the popularity of the newly-released book, Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and attending “Charlie Brown Day” at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
(created in 1963 ● 30 minutes)

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3:15 pm • What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

The Gang visits France as exchange students, visiting Omaha Beach in Normandy (where the Allies landed on D-Day in World War II) and Ypres (a World War I battle site). Linus pays tribute to the veterans who fought in both wars. Schulz described this special in his own words: “I kept thinking how interesting it would be if they should somehow get lost on this little trip and somehow end up at Omaha Beach and the scenes of the famous D-Day invasion of World War II. I even thought they might pass through Belgium and we could show some landscapes affected by World War I, and how emotional it could be if one of the characters somehow could be made to recite the immortal poem, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields.” (from Peanuts: A Golden Celebration, 1999).
(originally aired May 30, 1983 ● 30 minutes)

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3:45 pm • It was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown

Returning to school in the fall, the Peanuts Gang recalls their activities in summer camp, including swimming, softball, and other competitive events between the girls and the boys. After losing several times, the boys bring out their secret weapon—champion arm-wrestler, the “Masked Marvel.”
(originally aired September 27,1969 ● 30 minutes)

4:15 pm • The Charlie Rose Show

In this interview with Charlie Rose, Charles Schulz discusses his personal history, the history of Peanuts, and the strip’s upcoming 50th anniversary (in 2000). Schulz also reveals that his own personality is the inspiration for Charlie Brown.
(originally aired May 9, 1997 • 40 minutes)