'A Christmas Story'


Christmas at the Riverview 2017

Daily from Dec. 20-23
4 p.m. , 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
$2 per feature; $1 with non-perishable food donation
Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Family Events, Film, Holiday

Those seeking Christmas-themed screenings need look no further than the Riverview Theater’s annual holiday classics series. Set to the iconic songs of Irving Berlin, the widely cherished musical White Christmas (1954) follows two entertainers and ex-soldiers (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) who, after being smitten with two singing sisters (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen), propose pooling their talents for a Christmas Eve spectacular to save a struggling Vermont inn owned by the men’s former commanding officer. Drawing upon warm reminiscences of childhood, A Christmas Story (1983) mines heartfelt humor from the tale of a nine-year-old boy who (when not being chased by neighborhood bullies) dreams of finding the ultimate gift of a Red Ryder air rifle under the Christmas tree. Rounding out the trio of films,It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) offers one of James Stewart’s greatest turns as George Bailey, a family man on the brink of despair who is given the chance to reappraise his life by experiencing the world as it would have been had he never existed. Admission is $2 per film or $1 with a non-perishable food item (a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Minnehaha Food Shelf). Daily screenings are at 4 p.m. (White Christmas), 6:30 p.m. (A Christmas Story), and 8:30 p.m. (It’s a Wonderful Life).