Bring a picnic, a blanket and a friend for a FREE film screening on the lawn of Lincoln’s summer residence: Onward (September 9th), Ghostbusters (October 14th), and Audience Choice (November 4th): Vote now for Inside Out or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure!

All screenings begin at 7PM. Register to reserve your space!

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NOVEMBER 4 – ???

AUDIENCE CHOICE! For November’s showing, we’re letting you decide which you’d rather see – Pixar’s INSIDE OUT, or BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Voting opens September 1 – cast your ballot online or in-person at President Lincoln’s Cottage. Information about both films is below:


Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 35min

About: Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions — led by Joy (Amy Poehler) — try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust. What’s it have to do with Lincoln and the Cottage? This movie fits in perfectly with our Social Studies programming on social-emotional learning.


Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 30 min

About: Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are high school buddies starting a band. However, they are about to fail their history class, which means Ted would be sent to military school. They receive help from Rufus (George Carlin), a traveler from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus’ time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation. What’s it got to do with Lincoln and the Cottage? A certain president makes a surprise appearance!