White Christmas
 


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$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+

 

 Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime


House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime

 
White Christmas
Friday - Sunday, November 30, December 1 & 2
Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kay & Rosemary Cloony

 

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

There's no better way to get into the Yuletide spirit than bringing the whole family to enjoy this vintage Christmas classic, back on the Big Screen with 45 speaker surround-sound.  Even though the film was produced prior to stereo, our system has a 'mono surround' setting that still makes use of all 45 speakers!

White Christmas was planned as a sequel to 1942's Holiday Inn.  However, Fred Astaire had announced his retirement (it was short-lived), and wasn't interested in the sequel.  Recasting the role was planned, but when Danny Kaye was hired, the production team decided to make a film that would stand on its own.  Of course, comparisons abound.  Critics and fans of Holiday Inn consider it to be a vastly superior film, but White Christmas has its own very dedicated and passionate following.

The first film released in Paramount's wide-screen process "VistaVision".


According to Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye's "Sisters" performance was not originally in the script. They were clowning around on the set, and director Michael Curtiz thought it was so funny that he decided to film it. In the scene, Crosby's laughs are genuine and unscripted, as he was unable to hold a straight face due to Kaye's comedic dancing. Clooney said the filmmakers had a better take where Crosby didn't laugh, but when they ran them both, people liked the laughing version better.


Bob Fosse was the uncredited choreographer for the movie.  Be sure to check out Fosse & Friends live concert at The Strand, January 25 - 27, 2019.

The Vermont inn is the remodeled Connecticut inn set from Bing Crosby's earlier movie Holiday Inn (1942). In White Christmas, the recycled hotel set is very gray, and appears not to have been repainted in new colors. Since Holiday Inn was a black & white film, the sets were probably originally painted in grayscale, as color palette schemes would have been a waste of resources in 1942.

Friday & Saturday, Nov 30 & Dec 1  7:30 pm
Sunday Matinee, December 2  4:00 pm

1954  Unrated | Runtime 2 hours