Where To See All Your Favorite Holiday Movies In LA This Year
Christmas is coming, and that means holiday movies are screening everywhere across Los Angeles. If you're ready to leave the Hallmark channel (and your couch) behind, here's where to enjoy some classic cinema -- and some obscure selections -- with other human people out in the probably real world.
A CHRISTMAS STORY
Yes, this will be played for 24 hours straight on TBS and TNT starting on Christmas Eve, but if you just can't wait and want to go out for a screening, we've tracked down some screenings for you. Go watch Ralphie narrowly avoid shooting his eye out with friends!
- Dec. 21-22 (Friday & Saturday): New Beverly (with It's A Wonderful Life)
- Dec. 23 (Sunday): Radius Church
Would this be considered a Christmas movie if it weren't for the overwhelming online campaign insisting it is one? We'll never know, but you can watch Bruce Willis stop terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza's holiday party at several locations.
- Dec. 14 (Friday): The Montalban Theatre
- Dec. 17 (Monday): ArcLight Hollywood
- Dec. 21 (Friday): Egyptian Theatre (with Trail of Robin Hood)
- Dec. 21 (Friday): Nuart Theatre
- Dec. 23-24 (Sunday & Monday): New Beverly (with The Silent Partner)
Will Ferrell will make you want to believe in Santa all over again, with a little help from Bob Newhart and a blonde who you still can't quite believe is Zooey Deschanel.
- Dec. 11 (Tuesday): Melrose Rooftop Theatre
- Dec. 21 (Friday): Aero Theatre
- Dec. 23 (Sunday): Street Food Cinema
Didn't get enough of a scare at Halloween? You've got another shot, thanks to these creatures wreaking havoc at Christmastime. Grab snacks for the Vista's midnight screening, 'cause it's fine to feed yourself after midnight.
- Dec. 20 (Thursday): Egyptian Theatre (with Batman Returns)
- Dec. 21 (Friday): Vista Theatre
- Dec. 22 (Saturday): Vista Theatre
- Dec. 29-30 (Saturday & Sunday): New Beverly
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
These screenings aren't at Tom's house, or Fred's house (well they may be holding screenings too, who knows), but they are all over town. Go see a movie that perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas so well that we're still going to see it more than 70 years later.
- Dec. 11 (Tuesday): ArcLight Hollywood
- Dec. 16 (Sunday): Street Food Cinema
- Dec. 20 (Thursday): Ananda Los Angeles
- Dec. 21-22 (Friday & Saturday): New Beverly (with A Christmas Story)
- Dec. 21 (Friday): Nuart Theatre
- Dec. 22 (Saturday): Egyptian Theatre
- Dec. 23 (Sunday): Warner Grand Theatre
- Dec. 24 (Monday): The Vista
Christmas is all around you, everywhere you go. At least if it's one of these locations. Go see the polarizing holiday favorite for its 15th anniversary and wonder how they got this many amazing actors to be in one big giant romcom.
- Dec. 10 (Monday): ArcLight Sherman Oaks
- Dec. 14 (Friday): Street Food Cinema
- Dec. 23 (Sunday): The Montalban Theatre
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Not watching A Christmas Vacation?! You serious, Clark? Don't make that mistake -- enjoy Chevy Chase showing what made him an '80s movie star, alongside a pre-legal problems Randy Quaid.
- Dec. 19-20 (Wednesday & Thursday): New Beverly (with Scrooged)
- Dec. 21 (Friday): Street Food Cinema
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
What's this? A Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? In any case, there's magic everywhere, including at these screenings of the Tim Burton classic.
- Dec. 12 (Wednesday): Los Angeles Public Library -- Jefferson Branch
- Dec. 15 (Saturday): Cinespia
- Dec. 22 (Saturday): Street Food Cinema
- Dec. 22 (Saturday): The Montalban Theatre
Angelenos are left dreaming about a white Christmas most years, but you can make dreams reality by checking out these screenings. The Disney Hall showings are also sing-alongs, so drink some cocoa to relax your vocal cords, then head out for some holiday joy.
- Dec. 21 (Friday): The Montalbán Theatre
- Dec. 23 (Sunday): Walt Disney Concert Hall (this one's a sing-along!)
Dec. 15 (Saturday): The Montalban Theatre
Dec. 20 (Thursday): Egyptian Theatre (with Gremlins)
Dec. 18 (Tuesday): New Beverly (with Silent Night, Deadly Night)
Dec. 19 (Wednesday): Cinematic Void (with Dial Code Santa Claus)
Dec. 15 (Saturday): New Beverly
Dial Code Santa Claus
Dec. 19 (Wednesday): Cinematic Void (with Blood Beat)
Dec. 14 (Friday): Nuart Theatre
Dec. 16 (Sunday): The Montalban Theatre
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 21 (Friday): Jeanette Airen - Performing Arts Studio
Jingle All The Way
Dec. 22 (Saturday): New Beverly
March of the Wooden Soldiers
Dec. 25 (Tuesday, Christmas Day): New Beverly (with Horse Feathers)
Miracle on 34th Street
Dec. 16 (Sunday): New Beverly (with Santa Claus: The Movie)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dec. 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday): New Beverly
New Year's Evil
Dec. 29 (Friday): New Beverly
Santa Claus: The Movie
Dec. 16 (Sunday): New Beverly (with Miracle on 34th Street)
Dec. 19-20 (Wednesday & Thursday): New Beverly (with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation)
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Dec. 18 (Tuesday): New Beverly (with Black Christmas)
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 + Bonus Film
Dec. 22 (Saturday): New Beverly
Year Without A Santa Claus & How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec. 15 (Saturday): Street Food Cinema
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