Alliance Bank staff members (from left) Laura Burchill, Rachel McDaniel, Drew Roberts, Sherry Convertino and Kathy Hilgenberg. This marks the 10th year that Alliance Bank has sponsored the children’s series, which kicks off at the Hamilton Theater Saturday, Sept. 29, with “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.”

Submitted by Constance Mente

(Hamilton, NY – Sept. 2012) The 2012-13 Alliance Bank Children’s Matinee Series kicks off at Hamilton Theater Saturday, Sept. 29, at 12:30 p.m., with the animated family favorite “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” sponsored in partnership with Colgate’s Upstate Institute.

Greet a friendly dinosaur before the movie, and take part in a special dinosaur project!

Thanks to Alliance Bank, in partnership with individual film sponsors and campus partners, admission to all films in the series is free for children and adults. This marks the tenth year that Alliance Bank is sponsoring the children’s series.

“We are extremely grateful to Alliance Bank, and to our individual film sponsors, for making this series available to the community,” said Hamilton Theater’s Chuck Fox. “More than 3,000 children and family members from Norwich to Brookfield to Cazenovia to Oneida and all communities in between enjoyed the series last year.”

Saturday children’s films feature a special highlight before each film to complement the movie. Enjoy a visit by the Utica Zoomobile before “Chimpanzee” Oct. 6; meet McGruff the Crime Dog prior to “Gnomeo and Juliet” Oct. 20, thrill to live hawks and owls from Talon! A Birds of Prey Experience before “Madagascar 3” Oct. 27, meet Frosty and his friends before A Holiday Classic Double Feature Dec. 8.

The full fall schedule is as follows: Sept. 2- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Oct. 6- Chimpanzee, Oct. 13- The Muppets, Oct. 20- Gnomeo and Juliet, Oct. 27- Madagascar 3, Nov. 3- The Pirates: Band of Misfits, Nov. 10- Horton Hears a Who, Nov. 17- Brave, Dec. 1- Arthur Christmas, Dec.8- A Holiday Classic Double Feature with Rudolph and Frosty.

For more information, call 315-824-8210 or visit

By martha

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