Is all that turkey already digested? Because we have to make room for the popcorn! Several local holiday movie events are on the horizon. Here is an overview:
Unclassic Holiday Movie: “Elf” at the Wichita Art Museum
The friend is back! WAM Contemporaries once again presents an interactive screening of the 2003 hit comedy “Elf”, starring Will Ferrell in one of his most beloved roles as the misfit elf Buddy, who sets off in search of his true father on the streets of New York after learning he was adopted.
The event takes place in the S. Jim and Darla Farha Museum Great Room, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Thursday, December 9.
Doors open with a cash bar at 6 p.m. The interactive projection starts at 7 a.m.
Capacity is limited to 150 and advance tickets are required (must be 21 years of age or older to attend). Tickets cost $ 15 for WAM members or $ 25 for the general public, and can be purchased at https://wichitaartmuseum.org/event/holiday-film-unclassic-elf/.
The event will be hosted by new âelvesâ this year: Andy McFayden from WSU Tech and Kara Hunt from Delta Dental.
Winter 2021 film series at the Orpheum
The Orpheum Theater, 200 N. Broadway, presents these three films for the holiday season:
“Edward Scissorhands” Director Tim Burton’s classic stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Wiest in the story of an artificial man who has been incompletely built and has scissors for his hands, and leads a lonely life. Until one day a suburban saleswoman meets him and introduces him to the outside world. Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. Doors open at 6 a.m. Tickets are $ 8, $ 7 for students, seniors, or groups of 10 or more.
“Alone at home” This 1990 hit comedy written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus made young Macaulay Culkin a real star. Culkin plays Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin enjoys being home alone at first, but soon has to deal with two burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), who quickly (and painfully) discover that they are overwhelmed. 7 p.m. December 11. Doors open at 6 a.m. Tickets are $ 8, $ 7 for students, seniors, or groups of 10 or more.
“It’s a wonderful life” The beloved 1946 classic directed by Frank Capra stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who gave up his personal dreams in order to help others in his community. But when his dreams collapse and he considers killing himself on Christmas Eve, his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers), steps in. 3 p.m. on December 19. Doors open at 2 a.m. Tickets cost $ 8, $ 7 for students, seniors, or groups of 10 or more.
All tickets can be purchased at https://wichitaorpheum.com/series/winter-film-series/.
Series of films about the historic Augusta theater
The historic Augusta Theater, 523 State St. in Augusta, is back with a newly restored facade and a magnificent marquee. He offers these films for the holidays:
“National Lampoon Christmas Vacation” As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have the perfect family Christmas, so he harasses his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their children as he tries to make sure everything is in place, including the odd tree and house decorations. But as usual, things quickly go wrong (and Cousin Eddie shows up). Screening at 7:30 p.m. on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December. Tickets cost $ 6.50.
“Elf” If you missed the Wichita Art Museum screening, you can see it here (although not an interactive experience, but still fun). 7:30 p.m. on December 10 and 11. Tickets cost $ 6.50.
“A Christmas story” Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved classic follows the winter exploits of young Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a tyrant (Zack Ward) and daydreaming about her perfect Christmas present, a Red Ryder air rifle. It has to be one of the most-cited movies of all time, then. . . don’t get me started.
All tickets can be purchased on https://www.augustaartscouncilks.org/coming-attractions-1.
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