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As much as I love curling up on the couch with a fire to watch Christmas Vacation (for the 527th time), there’s nothing quite like watching a favorite holiday classic on the big screen. This year take your holiday movie night off the couch and into a theatre near you.
Holiday Movies in Theatres
Gorton Community Center Fa La La Film Fest
Gorton Community Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
Admission is $5 general seating.
A collection of classic films shown once again on the big screen. Concessions and drinks will be available for purchase.
- Friday, November 22, 7:00 p.m.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (R) There’s no place like home for the holidays–all Neal wants to do is return to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family, but fate and his new acquaintance Del Griffith have other ideas…kick off your holiday season with this hilarious adventure from the mind of John Hughes himself!
- Friday, November 29, 1:00 p.m.
Home Alone (PG) “Keep the change, ya filthy animal” –No one does holiday comedy quite like John Hughes, come enjoy this classic Christmas flick with your family & grab some complimentary hot chocolate before walking over to Lake Forest’s 36th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony!
- Tuesday, December 17, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Elf (PG) A movie full of Yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell’s charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest helpers. This is a holiday film for the entire family to enjoy!
- Friday, December 20, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
It’s a Wonderful Life (PG) “Dear George, remember, no man is a failure who has friends. Thanks for the wings.” –the holiday classic to define all holiday classics, one of a handful of films worth viewing annually. You won’t want to miss it on the big screen!
- Friday, December 27, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Die Hard (R) “You really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?” “Yipee-ki-yay” —Die Hard‘s many imitators (and sequels) have never come close to matching the taut thrills of the definitive holiday action classic. A must-see on the big screen!
Marcus Theaters Holiday Classics Retro Series
Marcus Theater Gurnee Mills, 6144 Grand Ave., Gurnee
Admission is $6
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we want to celebrate it with you! Bring the whole family to the theatre this December to see classic holiday films, back on the big screen!
- December 6 – 12
Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- December 13 – 19
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Polar Express
What’s your family’s favorite holiday movie?
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