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Ghostbusters (1984)
October 22 & 25
Ghostbusters (1984)(2017)
New York City is experiencing a dramatic increase in paranormal activity, and Sigourney Weaver may have a demonic spirit living in her refrigerator. So who’s she gonna call? This comedy blockbuster written by and starring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis also stars Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman, who along with his fellow parapsychologists tries to worn the mayor of the coming crisis. (“Dogs and cats, living together…mass hysteria!”) Rated PG

Shining, The
October 29 & November 1
The Shining(2017)
Stanley Kubrick directed what many consider one of the scariest movies ever. Jack Nicholson (“Here’s Johnny!”) is a writer who takes a job as a caretaker of an off-season hotel with a really…bad…past. He and his family are virtually alone in the spooky old building. Or are they? Shelly Duvall, as Nicholson’s distraught wife, discovers her husband is turning into someone she barely recognizes. (“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”) Rated R

Blazing Saddles
November 5 & 8
Blazing Saddles(2017)
NOT your typical western. This politically incorrect 70’s comedy from director Mel Brooks stars Cleavon Little as Sheriff Bart and Gene Wilder as the Waco Kid. Madeline Kahn plays saloon singer Lily von Shtupp (“Ooh…a wed wose. How womantic!”) who falls for Sheriff Bart (“Oh, it’s twue, it’s twue!”) Harvey Korman plays the villain whose name bears an unfortunate resemblance to that of movie star Hedy Lamarr. (“That’s HEDLEY!”) Rated R

Back to the Future: Part II
November 12 & 15
Back to the Future: Part II(2017)
The popular sequel to the sci-fi comedy blockbuster. Time-traveling teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) must go back again to November 12, 1955 (“temporal junction point of the entire space-time continuum”), this time to prevent an alternate universe in which a wealthy Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) corrupts the town of Hill Valley. (“Please, Marty. No one should know too much about their destiny.”) Rated PG

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
November 19 & 22
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone(2017)
Relive the magic (or experience the thrill for the first time) of seeing Harry Potter’s first adventure on the big screen. Harry is a new student at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, where he must face the dreaded “He Who Must Not Be Named.” Daniel Radcliffe stars as the 11-year-old wizard destined for greatness, and Rupert Grint and Emma Watson play his best friends Ron and Hermione. (“She needs to sort out her priorities!”) Rated PG

Home Alone
November 26 & 29
Home Alone(2017)
The hit comedy starring McCauley Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who is mad at his family and wishes they would disappear. When they accidentally leave for Christmas vacation without him, he gets his wish. But he finds being “home alone” isn’t all fun and games (or is it?) when two bungling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) force him to defend his house. (“You guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?”) Rated PG

White Christmas
December 3 & 6
White Christmas(2017)
With comedy, romance, and of course, Bing Crosby singing White Christmas, this movie musical favorite is chock-full of Irving Berlin songs (“Snow…snow…snow!”). Crosby and Danny Kaye star as World War II vets and Broadway performers who stage a show at a Vermont inn. Edith Head designed the colorful costumes worn by Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen as the Haynes Sisters. (“Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister…”)

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.