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Christmas Family Films
December 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 1:00pm
1pm – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz and directed by Bill Melendez, Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas.
1:30pm – A Christmas Story (1983)
In the 1940’s, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas — an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks his mother for the BB gun for Christmas, she says, “No, you’ll shoot your eye out”. When he writes an essay about it at school his teacher gives him a C+ with a note saying “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Next he asks Santa for the gun, Santa’s response is familiar, he says, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” Ralph fears that he’ll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him.
The film earned director Clark two Genie Awards. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
Doors 12:30pm . Films start at 1pm
Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.
Watch the A Charlie Brown Christmas trailer:
Watch A Christmas Story trailer: