(Chris Columbus, US 1990, 103 min., DCP)
Dryden Kids | Holidays. When his suffocating brood forgets to pack him along for Christmas abroad, young Kevin McCallister believes his holiday wish has come true. John Hughes’s production gives “Buellerian” heart to the story of a boy whose exploration of independence leads him to the gift of family. The movie’s half-billion dollar success is due to its slapstick showdown of bumbling burglars versus Rube Goldberg–esque booby traps. Free for 17 & under.