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Patton
November 11 & 14
Patton(1970)
Our Veterans Day presentation of the Oscar-winning Best Picture about one of World War II’s greatest generals. George C. Scott was named Best Actor for his performance as the colorful General George S. Patton, whose genius on the battlefield was sometimes overshadowed by his outspoken and controversial opinions. Beautifully restored in 4K digital, this widescreen epic is a powerful depiction of a true American original. (“Americans love a winner...”) Rated PG

Home Alone
November 18 & 21
Home Alone(1990)
The smash 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 (“Yes!”). But he finds being “home alone” isn’t all fun and games (well, maybe it is) 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

Christmas Story, A
November 25 & 28
A Christmas Story(1983)
We double-dog-dare you not to love this heart-warming comedy from author Jean Shepherd. 9-year old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas: a "Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle.” But no one else seems to think it’s a good idea ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid!"). Darren McGavin plays Ralphie’s dad (“the Old Man”), whose taste in lamps is somewhat unusual. ("Aaah! ‘Fra-GEE-lee!’ It must be Italian!”) Rated PG

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
December 2 & 5
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)(1947)
A funny, touching, romantic favorite about the true meaning of Christmas. Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) is a popular department store Santa who claims he really is Santa Claus! His boss (Maureen O’Hara) is skeptical, as is her 8-year old daughter (Natalie Wood). When Kris’s sanity is challenged, it falls to O’Hara’s neighbor (John Payne) to defend him. ("It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love…”) Rated PG

Elf
December 9 & 12
Elf(2003)
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 human father (James Caan). This surprise hit comedy became a modern Christmas classic, thanks to Ferrell’s endearing performance as Buddy (“Son of a nutcracker!”), whose childlike Christmas spirit softens the most cynical of hearts. (“Santa, HERE? I know him, I know him!”) Rated PG

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
December 16 & 19
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation(1989)
The third in the popular vacation series finds Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) determined to a have a “good old-fashioned family Christmas.’’ But Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and a house full of wacky relatives don’t make it easy. Chase and Quaid are joined by fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brian Doyle-Murray. Beverly D’Angelo is Clark’s always supportive wife, Ellen. (“We checked every bulb, didn’t we?”) Rated PG-13

Die Hard
December 30 & January 2
Die Hard(1988)
Is it a Christmas movie or isn’t it? Who cares? It’s one of the best action thrillers ever. Bruce Willis is New York cop John McClane, in LA during Christmas to visit his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia). When the skyscraper in which Holly works is taken over by a murderous gang it falls to McClane to save the day. Alan Rickman is superbly sinister as the chief villain. (“Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?”) Rated R