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White Christmas

Thurs. 12/21 - Sun. 12/24

(G-1954) 2 Hrs. (Blu-ray) In English

A Yuletide season must-see since its release in 1954, Irving Berlin's White Christmas stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in a heartwarming romantic comedy set to the music of one of the 20th century's greatest songwriters, composer and lyricist Irving Berlin, whose song "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep" was nominated in 1955 for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song.  After two World War II Army buddies, Bob Wallace (Crosby) and Phil Davis (Kaye), form a successful song-and-dance act, they follow two sisters, Betty (Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen) to a Vermont ski-lodge to perform a Christmas show. When they get there, however, they find that it hasn't snowed since Thanksgiving and that the lodge, which is owned by their old Army general Thomas Waverly (Dean Jagger), is on the verge of failing. To help out, Bob and Phil come up with a plan to help, and fall in love in the process. White Christmas continues to be a favorite that's always best seen on the Big Screen.

Thu 12/21 2:00 p.m.
Sun 12/24 2:00 p.m.
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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.
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The 7 Days of Christmas
Movies to make your season bright

Mon 12/18 - Sun. 12/24

Please click on a film poster below for more information and to buy tickets.



Mon 12/18 4:58 p.m.
Sun 12/24 5:01 p.m.
State Theatre Modesto

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