IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
#1 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers
#20 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies

Guardian angel Clarence Oddbody saves George Bailey (James Stewart) from a Christmas Eve suicide by showing him how dismal life would have been in the small town of Bedford Falls for his family and friends had he never been born. With Donna Reed as George's adoring wife, Henry Travers as the angel hoping to get his wings and Lionel Barrymore as the villainous Mr. Potter. The all-time Christmas classic may be Frank Capra's finest work. "The epiphany of movie sentiment and a transcendent experience." – Chicago Reader.

DIR/SCR/PROD Frank Capra; SCR Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern, Michael Wilson. US, 1946, b&w, 130 min. NOT RATED

Fri, Dec 16, 7:00; Sat, Dec 17, 4:00, 8:45; Sun, Dec 18, 6:00; Tue, Dec 20, 6:45; Thu, Dec 22, 6:45

Screenings on Dec 23 & 24 just added!
Fri, Dec 23, 12:30, 8:30
Sat, Dec 24, 12:30, 3:05, 8:30


Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951)
60th Anniversary!

For many, Alastair Sim's portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in this film is the definitive performance of the iconic character. Miserly and mean-tempered, Scrooge is shaken to his core when he is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future, whose phantasmagoric revelations help him to see the error of his ways.

DIR/PROD Brian Desmond Hurst; SCR Noel Langley, after the story by Charles Dickens. UK/US, 1951, b&w, 86 min. NOT RATED

Sat, Dec 17, 6:45; Mon, Dec 19, 7:00; Wed, Dec 21, 7:00


Tickets reserved and purchased online must be retrieved in person at the AFI Silver box office. The same credit card used online must be presented to the cashier to redeem your tickets.

Also recommended:

EMMET OTTER'S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS
(part of Muppets, Music & Magic)

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
(part of Muppets, Music & Magic)

"The Nutcracker" performed by the Bolshoi Ballet
(part of Ballet in Cinema)