Classic holiday films take place this weekend at the Marion Palace Theatre


The Palace Theatre will show the hilarious classic Christmas movie, National Lampoon’s ‘Christmas Vacation’ on Friday, Dec 11 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, Dec 12 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, Dec 13 at 7:30 pm.

Released in 1989, generations of movie-goers can’t get enough of the Griswold family and their disastrous adventures. To add to the fun, the Palace will have holiday themed beverages available for purchase and also hold an Ugly Sweater contest before each showing.

‘Christmas Vacation’ stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, Doris Roberts and Randy Quaid. This uncut version is rated PG-13. Movie admission is $4 all ages and $2 current PCAA members.

On Sunday afternoon, ‘A Wonderful Wurlitzer’ holiday sing-a-long is back by audience request, and we’re making a good thing even better! Organist Father Buffer will kick off the show and accompany the 1929 short silent film ‘Big Business’ starring Laurel & Hardy. Following the movie, local organists will play a selection of favorite holiday tunes, both as solos and sing-a-longs, on the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. The organ houses more than 700 pipes, which create the sounds of a full orchestra including percussion instruments, bells, chimes, whistles and horns. Audience members can join in and sing along with the music or just sit back and savor the golden voice of the Mighty Wurlitzer. Donations will be received for the organ repair fund.

For all theatre events, concession items are available for patrons and are also reasonably priced: $1 candy bars, Brenda’s Cookies, hot chocolate and $2 for bottled soda, popcorn and boxed theatre candy.

For more information, call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at 740-383-2101 or visit www.marionpalace.org.

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