Getting cozy at home and watching Christmas movies on the television is a classic part of the holidays. Bring that experience to the next level and throw back, enjoying holiday movies in local theaters. From a girls night out to a classic morning of Christmas cartoons and cereal, here’s where to enjoy holiday movies on the big screen in Edmonton.
Home Alone | Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they’ve left him home alone, he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars who are planning to rob every house in Kevin’s suburban Chicago neighborhood.
Showtimes: December 16th at 4:15, December 22 at 2:15
Elf | Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus. When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Buddy experiences the delights of the city (and human culture) as only an elf can, but when his new relationship with his father interferes with his job, Buddy is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
Showtimes: December 18th at 4pm, December 23 at 2:15
It’s a Wonderful Life | Director Frank Capra’s inspiring classic balances pathos and joy in the tale of distraught George Bailey, who is about to commit suicide on Christmas Eve – until helpful, elderly angel Clarence shows him how his death would affect those around him. Featuring Donna Reed as the love of George’s life in the role that launched her to stardom, and a young, charming Gloria Grahame. If you’ve only seen it on TV, see it the way it was meant to be seen on the big screen!
Showtimes: December 11th at 12:30
Love Actually (Girls Night Out) | Arrive early and relax with a nice glass of wine or cold beer, and enjoy a sit down meal at the Purple Pear restaurant. Next, choose your favourite movie snacks from our concession and get cozy in our theatre’s luxurious seats for an indulgent chick-flick or classic guilty pleasure film.
Showtimes: December 15th at 7pm
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen, and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie, and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.
Showtimes: December 19th at 4:30, December 20 at 9:15
A Christmas Story | Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
Showtimes: December 21 at 7:15, December 22 at 4:30
Christmas Cartoons | This month’s Saturday morning all you can eat cereal party, complete with cartoons, features the classic Christmas cartoons you loved as a kid – and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning in December.
Bad Santa | A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Showtimes: December 22 at 9:15