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Double Bill: Miracle on 34th Street & Santa Claus: The Movie
December 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Seasonal double bill at the New Beverly. Films screen at 6:30pm & 8:40pm on Sunday, at 7:30pm and 9:40pm on Monday.
From the New Beverly website:
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
Santa Claus is coming to town in the perennial holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street! When Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara) hires the benevolent Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) to pose as the Macy’s Santa Claus, she could have no idea that he would be the real deal! Saint Nick stirs up Doris’ professional and personal life by teaching the company executives the importance of goodwill, and by bonding with her daughter Susan (Natalie Wood) who has grown up with an adversity to fairy tales. Despite his favored reputation, an altercation with a psychologist gets Kris a one-way ticket to an insane asylum. From then on, it’s up to attorney Fred Gailey (John Payne) to defend him in a court of law by demonstrating to the cynics and skeptics of New York that Santa Claus exists! Proving Kris to be the real Santa Claus will definitely take a miracle.
View the full set of Miracle on 34th Street lobby cards on the New Beverly forum.
DIRECTOR: George Seaton
STARRING: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood, Porter Hall, William Frawley
RUNNING TIME: 96 minutes
SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE
The spirit of Christmas comes to life in a big screen fantasy treat from the team that brought you Superman: The Movie. The festive favorite follows the origins of Santa Claus (David Huddleston) and his flying reindeer and magical workshop across the centuries to modern day New York, when an overeager elf (Dudley Moore) gets mixed up with an evil toy tycoon (John Lithgow) who wants to take over the holiday for his own profit.
DIRECTOR: Jeannot Szwarc
STARRING: David Huddleston, Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith, Judy Cornwell
RUNNING TIME: 108 minutes