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A Christmas Story

Mon. 12/18 - Fri. 12/22

(PG-1983) 1 Hr. 33 Min. (Blu-ray) In English

Both warmly nostalgic and darkly humorous, A Christmas Story deserves its status as a holiday perennial so we're bringing it back to the Big Screen where it's seldom seen! In the 1940s, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas -- an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks his mother for the BB gun, she says, "No, you'll shoot your eye out." When he writes an essay about it at school, his teacher says the same thing. And then Santa concurs, "You'll shoot your eye out, kid." Ralphie fears that he'll never get the BB gun for Christmas. But there may be a surprise in store for him. Starring Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, Ian Petrella as his brother, Randy, and Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin as his mom and dad.

Mon 12/18 5:00 p.m.
Wed 12/20 7:00 p.m.
Fri 12/22 2:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto
It's A Wonderful Life

Tues. 12/19 - Sun. 12/24

(PG-1946) 2 Hrs. 10 Min. (DVD) In English

Now see Frank Capra's five-time Oscar nominated film It's A Wonderful Life on the Big Screen! The beloved story is about George Bailey (James Stewart), an affable man who's never turned his back on a friend in need, and yet he's a terrible pessimist who believes his family, and the townspeople of Bedford Falls, would be better off without him. When Angel Second Class Clarence (Henry Travers) shows him what Bedford Falls would be like had he had never been born, George sees the error of his ways, and Clarence earns his wings. Although the film wasn't a box office success upon its release in 1946, it went on to become a Christmas tradition and why not? It's A Wonderful Life is, above all,  a moving and profound cinematic experience where prayer coupled with karma leads to a joyously happy ending and where, for just a moment, we catch a hint of the divine. Even an angel without his wings will tell you that's a rarity. Also starring Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Thomas Mitchell.

Tue 12/19 2:00 p.m.
Fri 12/22 7:00 p.m.
Sun 12/24 5:00 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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