Christmas classic movies are a tradition at the historic Newtown Theatre, and this year’s lineup is bigger than ever.
Tickets for most films are $5 for everyone (unless otherwise indicated) and all seating is general admission. Movies being shown this year include:
• “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” – at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. So bad it’s good, this 1964 science fiction comedy regularly appears on the lists of the worst films ever made. Tickets for this special event are only 93 cents – the average movie ticket price in 1964. Tickets are only available at the door.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the movie will start at 9 p.m. Beer, wine, and a special Martian-themed cocktail will be available for purchase in the hour before the movie. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best 1960s clothing.
• “A Christmas Story” – at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, sponsored by Christine McKee.
• “White Christmas” – at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, sponsored by Alice Hart Hughes, Esq.
• “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, sponsored by Ken and Peg Swanstrom.
• “Elf – Grownups Screening” – at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Only elves 21 and older will be admitted. Doors will open at 8 p.m. and the movie will start at 9 p.m.
In the hour leading up to the movie, guests can enjoy one complementary drink (beer, wine, or a signature Elf-themed cocktail), free popcorn, a trivia contest, and a costume contest. Elf-themed prizes will be given for trivia winners, and the best-dressed elf will win a free theater rental.
Tickets are $25 and are only available online at TheNewtownTheatre.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Sponsored by Renee Noel, Your Resident Newtown Realtor.
• “It’s a Wonderful Life” – Two screenings – at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, sponsored by Karen Ulmer, P.C., Attorneys at Law.
• “The Bells of St. Mary’s” – at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, sponsored by Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
• “Elf – Family Screening” – at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, sponsored by Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Inc.
• “Polar Express” – Three screenings (a fourth screening on Christmas Eve is already sold out) – at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18; at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19; and at 10 a.m.; Thursday, Dec. 23. Free hot chocolate for everyone and a Santa sleigh bell for each child given out by the Big Man himself.
Tickets are $20 and are only available online only at TheNewtownTheatre.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Sponsored by Harris Comfort.
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