You Won't Shoot Your Eye Out. We Swear.
Are you walking in a winter wonderless-land?
Feeling meaner than the Heat and Cold Misers combined?
Would you like to take all the Whos down in Whoville and stick them where the Seussian sun doesn't shine?
You might need a healthy dose of holiday cheer. That's where the AFI Silver Theatre and the Avalon come in, as both theaters are currently featuring some seasonal cinematic favorites that may put the yolk back in your egg nog (or something). Today through Thursday, the AFI is showing "The Muppet Christmas Carol"; regular screenings of "It's a Wonderful Life" start Friday and "A Christmas Story" ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid") begins Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Family Film Matinees at the Avalon have featured holiday-themed selections throughout this month. The last installment in the series is the classic "Miracle on 34th Street," to be shown this Saturday at 10 a.m.
True, all of these fine films are available on DVD or shown regularly on television. But there's something special about seeing them in a real theater on a big screen. A couple of years ago, I caught "It's a Wonderful Life" at the AFI. It was the first time I'd ever seen it outside my own living room, and there was definitely something different and magical about watching George Bailey race through the streets of Bedford Falls in an old movie house.
Maybe the experience will relieve your holiday-shopping stress for a couple of hours.
Maybe it will put the wonderland back into your winter.
And maybe it will prevent you from doing something to those sweet little Whos that you will sorely, sorely regret.
Posted by: Johnstone Sikulu Wanjala | December 18, 2005 3:32 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: Eric Mukhinde | June 16, 2006 1:00 AM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.