Friday December 21 – Thursday December 27

Featured Film:

It’s a Wonderful Life at the Grand Illusion

Seattle’s best and longest-running cinematic Christmas tradition is the Grand Illusion’s annual three-week run of Frank Capra’s super-depressing holiday classic. While other theatres try to start new traditions (SIFF’s Fiddler on the Roof sing-along, various attempts to make Elf happen, or Die Hard), suicidal Jimmy Stewart succumbing to the life-crushing logic of capitalism and the nuclear family, only to be rescued by the divine revelation that while the world is indeed terrible, hey, at least it could be worse, is the only cure we need for our candy cane hangover.

Playing This Week:

AMC Alderwood:

Zero (Anand L. Rai) Fri-Thurs 

Central Cinema:

Jingle All the Way (Brian Levant, 1996) Fri Only Hecklevision 
Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003) Sat & Sun Only 

Crest Cinema Centre:

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) Fri-Thurs  

Grand Cinema:

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) Fri-Thurs  
At Eternity’s Gate (Julian Schnabel) Fri-Thurs 
Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) Sat Only 

Grand Illusion Cinema:

It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946) Fri-Thurs 

Cinemark Lincoln Square:

Zero (Anand L. Rai) Fri-Thurs   
Antariksham (Sankalp Reddy) Fri-Thurs 
Maari 2 (Balaji Mohan) Fri-Thurs 
Padi Padi Leche Manasu (Hanu Raghavapudi) Fri-Thurs 
K.G.F. Chapter 1 (Prashanth Neel) Sat & Sun Only
On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder) Starts Mon

Regal Meridian:

Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003) Sat Only 
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Starts Mon

AMC Pacific Place:

Airpocalypse (Yang Xiao) Fri-Thurs 
Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) Fri-Thurs 
Ben is Back (Peter Hedges) Fri-Thurs 
On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder) Starts Mon

Regal Parkway Plaza:

Zero (Anand L. Rai) Fri-Thurs

Regal Thornton Place:

Elf (Jon Favreau, 2003) Sat Only 
On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder) Starts Mon

SIFF Uptown:

At Eternity’s Gate (Julian Schnabel) Fri-Mon
Shoplifters (Kore-eda Hirokazu) Fri-Thurs 
Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971) Tues Only Sing-along
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) Starts Tues