The Warner Presents its Annual Holiday Movie Event

The Warner Theatre is once again kicking off the holiday season by inviting the community to enjoy several films on our big screen for our 6th Annual Holiday Movie Event on Saturday, November 24. Free popcorn will be provided all day, compliments of Elevator Service Company.

Beginning at 1 pm, we will show three animated holiday films - MICKEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS and BAH HUMDUCK: A LOONEY TUNES CHRISMAS.

Doors will open at 12 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Admission is FREE! No tickets are required; a line will form under the marquee. Come back in the evening for A CHRISTMAS STORY at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY are $5. A family favorite! A young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

To purchase tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org. Special thank you to our Corporate Sponsor, All-Star Transportation and to our Popcorn Sponsor, Elevator Service Company. Thank you to the many local businesses whose sponsorship helps make the Holiday Movies possible.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.

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