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Holidays at the Dryden

No holiday season at the George Eastman Museum would be complete without a few favorites at the Dryden Theatre. Holiday films have been around since the advent of motion pictures, and some have risen above as classics to be revisited every year—whether an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s immortal A Christmas Carol or a lasting love story. The movies have proved that holidays are a fertile ground for storytelling in many genres, which leads to . . . 
 

Events in this Series

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Apartment

Dryden Theatre

Labor Film Series | Holidays. Included on many best film lists, this classic holiday movie—its story takes place over Christmas/New Year’s—features glorious performances by Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and a sparkling script and vibrant direction by Billy Wilder.

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Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

The Nice Guys

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | A Very Shane Black Christmas. Writer-director Shane Black travels back to the 1970s for his latest mismatched crime-solving partnership.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2 p.m.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled on nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention.

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Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Scrooge

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. No holiday season would be complete without an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s yuletide classic, and this is one of the best (released in the United States simply as A Christmas Carol).

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Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Going My Way

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. Crooner Bing Crosby stars as Father Charles “Chuck” O’Malley, the easygoing priest who comes from East St. Louis to New York City to bring St. Dominic’s Church out of the dumps.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019, 2 p.m.

Scrooge

Dryden Theatre

Holidays | The Canon. No holiday season would be complete without an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s yuletide classic, and this is one of the best (released in the United States simply as A Christmas Carol).

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

An Affair to Remember

Dryden Theatre

Holidays. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr are star-crossed lovers who meet on an ocean voyage and pledge to reunite at the Empire State Building—until fate and near tragedy get in their way.

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