Festive Features for The Holidays!

In addition to our line up of new theatrical releases, we’ve put together a “Festive Features” series of popular seasonal classics for running from December 2nd through 24th, including our perennial audience favorite It’s A Wonderful Life showing as a double-feature with White Christmas.  

It’s A Wonderful Life *

Sunday, Dec. 17th through Dec. 24th – see calendar for showtimes!

Jimmy Stewart plays small-town good guy George Bailey, who is confronted by his guardian angel (the jolly Henry Travers) while attempting suicide on Christmas Eve. It just isn’t Christmas without seeing Frank Capra’s heartwarming holiday classic on the big Naro screen with a crowd, and shown in its original full-cut and screen format. With Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. (1946, G, 129 mins)

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* Double Feature! See both It’s A Wonderful Life and White Christmas for a single admission!

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White Christmas *

December 17th – 24th – see calendar for showtimes!

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen.Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black! Directed by Michael Curtiz. (1954, 120m)

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* Double Feature! See both White Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life for a single admission!

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A Christmas Story 40th Anniversary

Sunday, December 10th at  4pm and 7pm!
Wednesday, December 13th at 7PM!

There’s never been a Yuletide movie as funny as this 1983 Bob Clark classic. Based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, the story is full of wonderful glimmers of nostalgia unhampered by sentimentality. With Peter Billingsley and Darren McGavin. (PG, 95 mins)

SPECIAL NOTE: We are pleased to announce our annual showing of A Christmas Story, 40th Anniversary Edition! For over 40 seasons the Naro Cinema has brought the community this classic holiday treat. This year, we are fortunate enough to be included as one of the theaters showing it as a Fathom Event; as such we are not able to bring it to our audience as a double feature. We hope you can join us for one of the three showings of A Christmas Story we have scheduled leading up to Christmas. Rest assured that we are keeping our holiday movie tradition alive with this and other beloved films!

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Scrooged

Saturday, December 2nd at 9:15pm!

In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait) on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past. (1988, PG-13, 101mins)

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Die Hard

Friday, December 8th at 9:15pm!

Enjoy some holiday excitement watching this iconic thriller starring Bruce Willis as a NYPD officer trying to save his wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and others taken hostage at a Christmas party by a band of terrorists led by the late great actor Alan Rickman.  Die Hard won two Academy Awards (Best Sound, Best Film Editing) and was a nominee for two more for visual and sound effects. (1988, R, 132m)

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Saturday, December 9th, at 8:00pm!

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs. (1989, PG-13, 87mins)

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Home Alone

Friday, Dec. 15th at 8 pm !

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home. Directed by John Hughes. (1Hr,42 Min)

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The Muppet Christmas Carol

Saturday, Dec. 16th at 1pm and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2pm!

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets — Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle — weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness. Directed by Brian Henson. (1992, 1h, 25m)

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Elf

Saturday, Dec. 16th at 8 pm  

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. Directed by Jon Favreau. (1Hr, 37Min)

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