The Warner Theatre Will Screen The Santa Clause and Love Actually as Part of Annual Holiday Movie Event
The Warner Theatre is once again kicking off the holiday season by inviting the community to enjoy two films on our big screen for our 5th Annual Holiday Movie Event on Saturday, November 25. Free popcorn will be provided for both films, compliments of Elevator Service Company.
At 1 pm, THE SANTA CLAUSE will be shown. 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. On Christmas Eve, divorced father Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) and his son Charlie discover the current Mr. Claus has fallen off their roof. When Scott dons Santa's suit, he unwittingly triggers "The Santa Clause," and they are immediately whisked away to the North Pole to take on the role of jolly old St. Nick.
Come back in the evening for LOVE ACTUALLY at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6 pm for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets for LOVE ACTUALLY are $5. Funny and charming, it is the ultimate romantic comedy that follows eight couples whose lives intersect shortly before Christmas. The all-star cast includes Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and more.
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. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org