Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday film screenings in the Chicagoland area

I'm sure more film screenings will be scheduled soon, but here is what I was able to compile for now:

◊◊◊ Free Holiday Matinees at the Glen Art Theatre (540 Crescent Blvd, Glen Ellyn):
The Santa Clause (Saturday, November 27 at 10:30 AM)
The Polar Express (Saturday, December 4 at 10:30 AM)
Home Alone (Saturday, December 11 at 10:30 AM)
Elf (Saturday, December 18 at 10:30 AM)

◊◊◊ Holiday Movies in the Park at Pritzer Park (corner of State and Van Buren Streets)
Lights (December 1 at 5 PM)
It's a Wonderful Life (December 1 at 5:30 PM)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (December 8 at 5:30 PM)
A Christmas Story (December 15 at 5:30 PM)

◊◊◊ It's A Wonderful Life at the Tivoli Theatre (5021 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove)
◊ Christmas Benefit Show ($5 donation to Sharing Connection Furniture Bank)
◊ December 4 and 5 at 1:30 PM

◊◊◊ It's A Wonderful Life with special guest host Karolyn Grimes ("ZuZu Bailey") at the Hollywood Palms Cinema (352 S. Rt 59, Naperville) and Hollywood Blvd Cinema (1001 W. 75th St, Woodridge)
◊ December 17 & 19 at the Hollywood Palms (check showtimes and ticket information)
◊ December 18 at Hollywood Blvd (check showtimes and ticket information)

◊◊◊ 27th Annual Music Box Christmas Show at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago)
◊ December 17-24
◊ Double feature of White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life, plus Christmas carols accompanied by the live organ (with Santa!)
◊ Advance tickets cost $17 for the double feature ($15 for children under 13)and $12 for a single feature ($10 for children under 13). For schedule information or to buy tickets visit the Music Box Theatre.

◊◊◊ 2010 Holiday Classic Film Festival at the Tivoli Theatre
◊ All shows are $4 admission
The Tivoli Theatre is located in downtown Downers Grove and has been open since Christmas Day 1928.
The Bishop's Wife (Sunday, December 12 at 7 and 9:30 PM)
Meet John Doe (Monday, December 13 at 7 and 9:30 PM)
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Tuesday, December 14 at 7 and 9:30 PM)
White Christmas (Wednesday, December 15 at 1:30, 4, 7, and 9:30 PM)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Thursday, December 16 at 7 and 9:30 PM).

I've been dying to visit the Tivoli for quite some time, so I hope to make one of the screenings in their 2010 Holiday Classic Film Festival!