"Miracle On 34th St." (1947) AND A Live Holiday Concert

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"Miracle On 34th St." (1947) AND A Live Holiday Concert

PostFri Nov 24, 2017 11:05 pm

Do you remember . . . long ago, when we were all kids, there was one Christmastime when you went to a big old theatre downtown, the kind that looked like a palace, for a special holiday show. There was a concert of wonderful voices and music from one of the biggest pipe organs you’d ever seen or heard. Plus you got to sing along to some of the songs. And then you enjoyed a holiday movie on the theatre’s enormous screen.

No matter if this is one of your most cherished memories -- or a memory you only wished you had -- now you can re-live it! And bring your kids too!

ON STAGE -- Saturday, December 9 4:30 PM
Live Holiday Concert PLUS Sing-Along.
Some traditions are worth keeping. Enjoy the most cherished music of the season performed by Taresa Blunda and Howard Richman, accompanied by the power and majesty of the Loew’s extraordinary Wonder Morton pipe organ, played by Bernie Anderson. PLUS -- relive a great old movie theatre tradition: an audience sing along with words projected on screen.

Followed By

ON SCREEN -- Saturday, December 9 6PM
"Miracle On 34th Street"
Starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood, John Payne. Directed by George Seaton. 1947, 97mins., B&W. (Screened in High Res Digital)

If Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" effectively captured Christmas in Victorian England, "Miracle On 34th Street" is the embodiment of Christmas in 20th Century America.
What, after all, could be more wonderfully familiar than a story that begins with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with a department store Santa trying to convince a skeptical littler girl (and her mother too), adds some corporate skullduggery, takes pokes at the legal system and the Post Office, even throws in some political machinations and a courtroom drama, and ends with the improbable triumph of an underdog? And if Dickens included a scathing rebuke of greed, "Miracle" adds in a not-too-subtle commentary on the advancing encroachment of crass commercialism. The film also benefits immensely from its New York City location footage, realistic sets, and just slightly understated tone -- all of which makes it surprising easy to catch yourself believing the story as it unfolds. Top off all of this with a well-paced scrip and a great cast -- and you get an absolutely wonderful movie. And for all the greeting cards, cola ads, Christmas pageants and TV shows that have featured him, Santa Claus has never had a better incarnation than this film's charming and dignified Kris Kringle. There have been two attempts to remake "Miracle On 34th Street", but neither have captured the charm or earned the enduring fame of the first. But the original is much more than just a great movie. It has become a tradition of its own, something shared across generations, down the decades during the holiday season. It's a film for the ages, and for all ages. Come share and enjoy it on the Big Screen.

Admission for BOTH the Concert AND Movie is just $12 adults, $8 kids (12 & under) & seniors.

At the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ (201) 798-6055 www.loewsjersey.org. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/landmarkloewsjersey/

The Landmark Loew's Jersey is easily reached by car and mass transit from throughout the New York & New Jersey area. We are located directly across JFK Blvd from the JSQ PATH Station with trains to and from the World Trade Center and 33rd Street in Manhattan, as well as Newark’s Penn Station. The Theatre is close to the NJ Turnpike & Holland Tunnel. Discounted off street parking in Square Ramp Garage.

The Loew's is a place where the great movie going experience is still alive -- a classic movie palace, a 50 foot wide screen, and a real pipe organ for entrance music before most shows!

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