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)
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec. 10th & Sunday, Dec. 11th at 1:00 pm!
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. (1Hr, 25Min)
Friday, Dec. 16th at 7 pm | Saturday, Dec. 17th at 1 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)
Miracle on 34th Street
Saturday, Dec. 17th at 7 pm | Sunday, Dec. 18th at 1 pm
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. Directed by George Seaton. (1Hr, 36Min)
It’s A Wonderful Life
Sunday, December 18th at 3:30 & 7pm
Wednesday, December 21st at 3:30 & 7pm
Saturday, December 24th at 12 noon & 2:45pm
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. With Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. (G, 129 mins)
We are pleased to announce our annual showing of It’s A Wonderful Life! 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 six showings of It’s A Wonderful Life we have scheduled leading up to Christmas.
While It’s A Wonderful Life cannot be part of our usual double feature, we are happy to impart we are still keeping the tradition alive.
A Christmas Story will accompany White Christmas as our double feature this year! We hope to see you this holiday season!
December 19th – 23rd – 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. (2Hr, 0Min)
Double Feature! See both White Christmas and A Christmas Story for a single admission!
A Christmas Story
December 19th – 23rd – see calendar for showtimes!
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)
Double Feature! See both A Christmas Story and White Christmas for a single admission!
At once hilarious and horrifying, lyrical and absurd, ordinary and apocalyptic, White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, directed by Noah Baunbach and starring Adam Driver, Raffey Cassidy, Jodie Turner-Smith, Greta Gerwig, and Don Cheadle. (R, 2h 16m)
“White Noise is maximalist, funny, abrasive satire that resists interpretation. – Pippa Bailey, New Statesman
“With White Noise, Baumbach marks his exit from intimate independent film scopes and minimalist aesthetics, in turn triumphantly announcing his entrance into the big, brightly colored world of major studio productions, the coming of a new Baumbach.” – Luke Hicks, Paste Magazine
“Driver brings something both salty and haunted to Jack, and Gerwig feels like a beating heart, alive to every sunburst and storm cloud of her emotional weather.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
In Elegance Bratton’s deeply moving film inspired by his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life. (R, 1h 34m)
“Every frame of Elegance Bratton’s first fiction feature, set in 2005 and based loosely on his own experience, thrums with passion and purpose.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker
“Marks an accomplished narrative feature debut for writer-director Elegance Bratton, who draws on his own story to create one of the most stirring portraits of queer Black masculinity since Moonlight.” – David Rooney
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Five-time Academy Award®-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu brings us BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. BARDO is an epic, visually stunning and immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears have decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success, mortality, the history of Mexico and the deeply emotional familial bonds he shares with his wife and children. Indeed, what it means to be human in these very peculiar times. (R, 2h 39m)
“A work of exacting craftsmanship, shifting with beguiling fluidity between dream and reality with ravishing visuals…” – David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
“Though self-indulgent, it nevertheless contains more startlingly poetic images than any half-dozen recent blockbusters.” – Kyle Smith, Wall Street Journal
“A movie experience so imposing that the mere pursuit of trying to capture it in words alone feels futile; Iñárritu’s most contemplative and stirring achievement to date.” – Carlos Aguilar, The Wrap
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday, January 27th at 11:30 pm
Rocky Horror is back at the Naro with an all new live cast made up of former Naro cast members and some brand new faces making their debut on the Naro stage! The cast: “Creatures of the Naro” is bringing all the fun you’d expect from a live Rocky Horror shadow cast and more! The movie and live show are both rated R, not recommended for those under 18. The comedy/horror/musical turned cult classic stars Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. (R, 91m)
Purchase your advance tickets here! (Recent Rocky shows have sold out, so pre-purchasing your ticket is highly recommended.)
A profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s (Danielle Deadwyler) relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year old son, Emmett Till (Jalyn Hall), who, in 1955, was brutally lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu. (PG-13, 2h 10m)
“Rising to challenge viewers’ qualms about the movie’s existence is Deadwyler, whose stirring performance may be reason enough to see the film.” – Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair
“In her terrific performance as the mother of Emmett Till, Danielle Deadwyler wrestles a ghastly American tragedy into a story of resilience crucial to the civil rights movement.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
At a fading vacation resort, 11-year-old Sophie treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t, in Charlotte Wells’ superb and searingly emotional debut film. (R, 1h 41m)
“An assured, aching, vibrant debut by Wells, “Aftersun” is a shattering remembrance of a father by his daughter.” – Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com
“The very subject of Wells’ feature is the gap between the sensory detail of a sun-drenched vacation and the unknowable interior lives of the characters. The result is a spellbinding duet by Mescal and Frankie Corio.” – Sheri Linden
Man has found a new best friend: Tora, Pickles, Lucky, Zulu, Toodles, Flame and GoalKitty. These are just some of the lovable feline stars of director Mye Hoang’s debut documentary film. A heartwarming and tender portrait of a diverse group of men whose lives have been forever changed by their love of cats, Cat Daddies takes us on an inspiring journey all across the United States during the challenging early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when people desperately needed hope and companionship. These nine “cat dads” come from all walks of life – a firefighter, a truck driver, a Hollywood stuntman, an ad executive turned cat rescuer, a police officer, a software engineer, an actor/Instagram influencer, a school teacher and an undocumented and disabled immigrant living on the streets of New York City. They couldn’t be any more different, but each of them has a compelling story to tell and share an unconditional love for their beloved cats. A refreshing and timely exploration of modern masculinity, Cat Daddies shows us how being a “cat person” has no gender, and that the unlikely bond between man and cat is here to stay. (1h 29m)
“Although it shouldn’t be so rare to see this kind of compassion between men, it’s what ultimately distinguishes “Cat Daddies” where curiosity, in spite of the long-held idiom, is actually rewarded.” – Stephen Saito, Moveable Feast
“Mye Hoang’s irresistibly appealing documentary is so insightfully observed, beautifully crafted and warmly empathetic that even normally feline-averse viewers will want to sing its praises and hold it close to their hearts.” – Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
Wednesday, Dec 14th at 7:15pm
Marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the greatest exhibition ever held of his works took place in Rome. Exhibition on Screen was granted exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime show. With over two hundred masterpieces, including paintings and drawings – over a hundred of which have been brought together for the first time – this major exhibition celebrates the life and work of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. With unprecedented loans from the Louvre, Uffizi, National Gallery of Art, the Prado Museum and more, the exhibition and this film provide an unprecedented opportunity to see the breadth of Raphael’s skill, creativity and ingenuity. Award-winning director Phil Grabsky provides a fresh look at this giant of the Renaissance, and shows why he is considered one of the all-time greats. The film covers his life in Rome, and includes unique footage of the ancient Rome that was such a powerful influence, including rare footage of Nero’s Golden House that Raphael himself visited. More than just a painter, Raphael was one of the most extraordinary artists of the Renaissance but is often misunderstood or mythologized. On the basis of this extraordinary exhibition in Rome, this film allows Raphael, for the first time, to be truly revealed. (88m)
‘‘… the most influential of European artists and his works still speak to us today…” –FT Weekend
Introduction by Lloyd DeWitt, Chief Curator of Chrysler Museum