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Kentucky Theatre's gift to moviegoers: 3 holiday classics, one campy delight

rcopley@herald-leader.comDecember 1, 2011 


    The Kentucky Theatre isn't the only movie house with special holiday screenings.

    Fathom Events, the company that broadcasts special events in cinemas across the country, has several one-time events on tap for the season.

    Here's the lineup. For more information, visit

    Rejoice, Give Thanks and Sing: 100th St. Olaf Christmas Festival Live. A two-hour live concert by more than 500 St. Olaf College student musicians, broadcast direct from the campus in Northfield, Minn. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Regal Hamburg Pavilion and Cinemark Fayette Mall.

    Chicago the Band Presents an Evening of Holiday Music and Greatest Hits. The rock legends perform holiday classics from their new album Chicago XXXIII. 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Regal Hamburg Pavilion, Cinemark Fayette Mall and Cinemark Richmond Centre.

    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Live. The New York City Ballet performs the holiday classic at Lincoln Center. 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at Regal Hamburg Pavilion, Cinemark Fayette Mall and Cinemark Richmond Centre.

    The Magic Flute: Met Opera Holiday Encore. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Regal Hamburg Pavilion, Cinemark Fayette Mall and Cinemark Richmond Centre.

    Hansel and Gretel: Met Opera Holiday Encore. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Cinemark Fayette Mall and Cinemark Richmond Centre.

    Herald-Leader Staff Report

The Kentucky Theatre is bringing back its Christmas classics series this year with three bona fide classics and one title a lot of us will find irresistible.

Here's the lineup:

Dec. 2-4, White Christmas (1954): The series opens with Kentucky's own Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney, in this Christmas classic with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. What's it about? It's got Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye ... with that song! You need other reasons to go? 7:15 p.m. Dec. 2, 1 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4.

Dec. 9-11, Miracle on 34th Street (1947): The Kentucky has a new 35mm print of the classic in which Santa gets put on trial. 7:15 p.m. Dec. 9, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11.

Dec. 16-18, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964): And here is a digital restoration of the film about Santa being kidnapped by aliens because there is no one on Mars to give Martian kids toys. 7:15 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18.

Dec. 23 and 24, It's a Wonderful Life (1946): "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings." That's right. 7:15 p.m. Dec. 23; noon, 2:20 and 4:45 p.m. Dec. 24.

Admission to all screenings is $5.

Reach Rich Copley at (859) 231-3217 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 3217.

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