IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (35mm) @ The Million Dollar Theater

24dec11:00 am1:00 pmIT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (35mm) @ The Million Dollar TheaterThe Million Dollar Theater

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (35mm) @ The Million Dollar Theater

SECRET MOVIE CLUB presents

Part of our HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAPPY NEW YEAR Series, Saturday, December 24, 2022

LOCATION: The Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

*Please note we will be selling a limited number of parking passes for the Grand Central Market Parking Lot located on Hill Street between 3rd and 4th Street.

11am IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946, dir. Frank Capra, Paramount, USA, 130mns, 35mm)

We are thrilled to announce that we have been able to secure a 35mm print of Frank Capra’s and Jimmy Stewart’s holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life for our traditional Christmas Eve screening. And we get to screen it at the Million Dollar Theater Movie Palace!

It’s A Wonderful Life is one of those rare movies that only deepens and gets richer and better every time you see it.

Originally received lukewarmly by a post-WWII audience that may have been seeking darker fare, It’s A Wonderful Life has been discovered, re-discovered, and shared with multi-plegenerations of American families.

Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey makes a rash decision one Christmas Eve in the belief that it is his only way to save his family but the prayers of those who love him reach higher ears and an angel is dispatched to help prevent him from making the worst decision of his life.

But until that fateful moment, we see all the key moments of George Bailey’s life from childhood to just before the fateful Christmas Eve.

Both co-writer/director Capra and star Stewart (along with many of the cast members) had just returned shaken, forever changed by their service during World War II. And It’s A Wonderful Life pulsates with a darker understanding of the stresses, anxieties, and worries of a post-World War II America. Yet, at the same time, it taps into the hope, hard work, and essential goodness that is the best of what we aspire to be.

Both Capra’s and Stewart’s personal favorite of all the movies they did in their long and storied careers, It’s A Wonderful Life also features all-time great performances from many of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Lionel Barrymore as the Scrooge-like Mr. Potter who will stop at nothing to try to destroy George Bailey, Donna Reed as Mary, George’s resilient and strong wife, and Thomas Mitchell as Billy, George’s forgetful business partner and Uncle.

It’s rare that a movie swings for the fences when it comes to the transcendent and human and actually hits that home run. It’s A Wonderful Life (along with Seven Samurai and 2001) may have one of the greatest third acts in all of movie history.

So come bring the family and start Christmas Eve day off right with this all time Hollywood classic. On 35mm. In a movie palace.

Best always,

Craig Hammill

Secret Movie Club Founder.Programmer

*Please note that though we strive to always show titles on 35mm film if advertised, we may have to screen digitally if the print we receive is in such bad shape or if we don’t receive the print in time because of a shipping delay. We will do our best to alert the audience. When this does occur, we will offer each ticket holder who chooses not to attend a complimentary ticket to a future event in exchange. (Disclaimer: Good for 90 days – Future screening must have available tickets, cannot be a fundraiser, and must be comparably priced)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REFUNDS:

We can offer refunds up to 24 hours before showtime. Please request a refund through Eventbrite and we will process ASAP. After that, no refunds. Sorry.

However if something last minute comes up and you can’t make the screening, for whatever reason, just write to us before showtime: community@secretmovieclub.com and we’ll offer you complimentary tickets to a future screening, good for 90 days. (Disclaimer: Future screening must have available tickets, cannot be a fundraiser, and must be comparably priced)

HELPFUL MILLION DOLLAR THEATER MOVIE PALACE PARKING TIPS:

If you are attending any or all movies on any given day, you can go to ADD ONS and pre-order an all day $6 Grand Central Parking Lot Pass (while SUPPLIES last). The Grand Central Parking Lot is at the corner of 3rd Street and Hill Street just 1 block from the Million Dollar Theater entrance on 3rd & Broadway.

HOW CAN WE STAY ON TOP OF NEWLY ANNOUNCED 35MM SCREENINGS, EVENTS, ETC?

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HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS:

You can always email us at community@secretmovieclub.com with any other questions, concerns, thoughts, recommendations.

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Time

(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

The Million Dollar Theater

307 S BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013

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