Family-friendly flicks

Marcus Theatres starts up its Kids Dream film series this weekend with discounted family-friendly flicks at Lakes Cinema in Hermantown.

Movies start at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with discounted ticket and snack prices.
This week’s feature film is “Despicable Me 2,” the story of Gru, the former evildoer last seen with a trio of young adopted daughters.

In this sequel to “Despicable Me,” Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help thwart a new super-criminal.

Other movies in the series include: “Turbo,” Feb. 8-9; “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” Feb. 15-16; “Smurfs 2,” Feb. 22-23; “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” March 1-2; “Free Birds,” March 8-9.

Zinema 2 starts up its Saturday Morning Family Series on Feb. 8. Shows start at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The lineup includes “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” Feb. 8; “My Neighbor Totoro,” Feb. 15; “Babe,” Feb. 22; “ET” March 1; “An American Tail,” March 8; “Goonies,” March 15; “Matilda,” March 22 and “The Great Muppet Caper,” March 29.