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Polar Express, The
December 10 & 13
The Polar Express(2017)
On Christmas Eve a boy boards a mysterious train bound for the North Pole. This adaptation of the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg has a score by Alan Silvestri that features original songs plus classic holiday recordings from the 1940’s. The “performance capture” animation used by director Robert Zemeckis made it possible for Tom Hanks to play six roles, including Santa. ("The true spirit of Christmas lies in your heart.”) Rated G

Elf
December 17 & 20
Elf(2017)
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an elf who is, well, different from the other elves. When Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) informs Buddy that he was adopted, he sets out to find his real father (James Caan). This surprise hit comedy has become a modern Christmas classic, thanks to Ferrell’s endearing performance as Buddy, whose childlike Christmas spirit softens the most cynical of hearts. (“Santa, HERE? I know him, I know him!”) Rated PG

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
December 24 & 27
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)(2017)
Frank Capra’s classic has become a cherished Christmas tradition for countless families. Building & loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) is all that stands between the people of Bedford Falls and the wicked miser Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, George realizes, with the help of an angel named Clarence, (Henry Travers) that he truly has a “wonderful life.” ("No man is a failure who has friends.”) Rated PG

Die Hard
December 31 & January 3
Die Hard(2017)
New York City cop John McClane finds himself fighting a band of terrorists in Los Angeles when a Christmas party at his wife's office building goes terribly awry.

Sabrina (1954)
January 7 & 10
Sabrina (1954)(2018)
Billy Wilder’s enchanting romantic comedy featuring three of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Audrey Hepburn is the chauffeur’s daughter, in love with the playboy son of a wealthy family (William Holden). Humphrey Bogart plays Holden’s all-business brother determined to stop the romance, only to become smitten with Hepburn himself. (“It’s as though a window had been thrown open and a lovely breeze swept through this stuffy old house.”)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
January 14 & 17
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(2018)
Harry Potter and his friends return for their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry New adventures abound, involving a flying car, giant spiders, an enchanted diary, as well as some new characters. Kenneth Branagh is hilarious as the vain Gilderoy Lockhart, author of “Magical Me.” ("Let me introduce you to your new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher…me!”) Rated PG

Alien (1979)
January 21 & 24
Alien (1979)(2018)
The ORIGINAL, from director Ridley Scott, about a spaceship stalked by an alien creature with a serious attitude. It’s the perfect blend of science fiction and horror (“In space no one can hear you scream”). Sigourney Weaver, in a star-making role, plays Lieutenant Ripley: tough as nails and with a healthy skepticism about taking extraterrestrial remains back to earth. (“This thing bled acid. Who knows what it's gonna do when it's dead.”) Rated R

Gone With the Wind (1939)
January 28 & 31
Gone With the Wind (1939)(2018)
This epic love story set against the backdrop of the Civil War received 10 Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel). Vivien Leigh won Best Actress for her classic portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara, who goes from carefree southern belle (“Fiddle-dee-dee!”) to indomitable heroine (“Tomorrow…is another day!”). Clark Gable plays Rhett Butler, the charming rogue who pursues her. (“Frankly, my dear…”)

Gigi (1958)
February 4 & 7
Gigi (1958)(2018)
Winner of 9 Academy Awards® (the most for any musical), including Best Picture. Lerner and Loewe, the team that created My Fair Lady, collaborated on this romance set in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Leslie Caron is the high-spirited Gigi and Louis Jourdan is the jaded aristocrat who falls for her. Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold perform a memorable duet in a movie filled with hummable songs. (“Ah, yes…I remember it well.”)