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A Hard Day’s Night

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December 18-21
Thursday/Saturday, 9-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(UK 1964, 87 min.) G

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night and the live screen introduction of the The Beatles! Screening for only four nights, so bring the entire family to see this new 4K restoration! “Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew if iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted and incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.” Janus Films

Joyeux Noel

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December 18-21
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9-11 pm
(France/Germany/UK 2006, 111 min.) 14A
In French, German and English with English subtitles

We’ve had multiple requests for excellent drama set during the First World War in 1914. On Christmas Eve, numerous factions of battling front-line soldiers engage in an unauthorized truce. “Based on true events, this is a beautifully shot ensemble piece with a cast of brilliant actors who are each-profile in their native land… featuring Alex Ferns (Trevor of EastEnders) as the Scots officer Gordan, Guillaume Canet as Lt. Audebert and Daniel Bruhl as Sprink’s senior officer Horstmayer. As the truce continues and they form tentative, if ill-advised, friendships, each realizes how much harder war is when your enemy is no longer faceless… Bittersweet and moving, with a mordant humour throughout, Merry Christmas, for all its sentimentality, paints a picture of life on the front lines that has an emotional truth, if not gory grittiness.” Eye for Film

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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December 17
Wednesday, 7:00 pm
(1989, 97 min.) PG13

Christmas is the perfect season for Clark Griswold and his family. Clark’s a disaster waiting to happen. You have to see it to believe it. There are 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop. An exploding turkey. And a house full of relatives.