Downtown Flicks

‘Tis the season for skiing, snow tubing and all of those fun outdoor activities. Although winter means snow, not everyone enjoys the frigid weather that takes over State College in the winter months. For those of us who prefer to curl up by the fireplace, don’t worry! The State Theatre has some festive and fun screen selections for the holiday season.

Miracle on 34th Street: How many grandfathers have you met that can pass off as Santa Claus? Well in Miracle on 34th street, a lawyer defends an old man’s claims that he is Mr. Claus himself. Start off the holiday season the right way, by catching this flick at the State Theatre on Dec. 17-20 for only $6 per ticket.

White Christmas: What would Christmas be without a little song and dance? Watch two musical couples team up to save the Vermont inn of their former commanding general in this holiday season classic. This one also plays at the State Theatre on Dec. 17-20 for only $6 per ticket. Double feature perhaps?
It’s a Wonderful Life: Ghost of Christmas past? Nope! This time, an angel guides a lonely businessman and shows him what life would be like if he never existed. For $6 per ticket on Dec. 21-23, you can go see for yourself if this movie has a happy ending, just in time for Christmas!

Bill Welch Cartoon Series: As a proud 90’s kid, my favorite day of the week was Saturday, Saturday morning to be exact. Why? That was the only day of the week that I was more than happy to wake up early because a morning marathon of my favorite cartoons awaited. Now, if you get up early enough, you can relive those golden years and catch Bugs, Daffy and the whole crew at the State Theatre on Dec. 8, 15 and 22 at 10 a.m. Best part of this deal, it’s free!

The State Theatre offers a variety of screenings that are sure to satisfy all of your holiday movie cravings. Whether it’s a holiday classic or you just want to kick back with some old pals, for $6 per ticket, you can do both and feel good about it because $1 of each ticket will be donated to charity. Now that’s in good Christmas spirit.

Photo by Coco Cheng

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