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

Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney star in White Christmas. There's also snow, an inn and a song you've heard before.
Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney star in White Christmas. There's also snow, an inn and a song you've heard before.

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.

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