Breakfast And A Movie: Miracle On 34th Street

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The Friends of the Hollywood Theater invites you to join us for a light brunch and a classic movie. Breakfast and a movie is $15 ($13 for Hollywood members). You must order your brunch ticket by 11 p.m., Thursday November 17, online or at theater. Doors open for the brunch at 10:15 a.m., and the film starts at 11. Film only tickets ($8) can be purchased at the door after 10:40 a.m. Food for the brunch is first come, first served.

Edmund Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, a bearded old gent who is the living image of Santa Claus. Serving as a last-minute replacement for the drunken Santa, Kringle is offered a job as a Macy's toy-department Santa. Supervisor Maureen O'Hara soon begins having second thoughts about hiring Kris: it's bad enough that he is laboring under the delusion that he's the genuine Saint Nick; but when he begins advising customers to shop elsewhere for toys that they can't find at Macy's, he's gone too far!

A resident of a Long Island retirement home, Kris agrees to take a room with lawyer John Payne during the Christmas season. It happens that Payne is sweet on O'Hara, and Kris subliminally hopes he can bring the two together. Kris is also desirous of winning over the divorced O'Hara's little daughter Natalie Wood, who in her few years on earth has lost a lot of the Christmas spirit.

Complications ensue (or course) and in the end Payne represents Kris at his sanity hearing, rocking the New York judicial system to its foundations by endeavoring to prove in court that Kris is, indeed, the real Santa Claus! Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for his portrayal of the "jolly old elf.” This 1947 film is irrefutable proof that gentle sentimentalism can be the chief ingredient in a wonderful film, Miracle on 34th Street delivers a warm holiday message without resorting to treacle.

* We encourage attendees to arrive early as the church across from the theater has services at 11. Please remember there is a lot off Glenmore Avenue, just a block and a half from the theater. That lot connects to another lot off West Liberty Avenue. Please remember the upper lot off Espy Avenue (across from the church) is PUBLIC parking; the lower lot is reserved for the church.

**Please note that while we always have vegetarian options for the breakfasts, the meals contain gluten, dairy, eggs, and sometimes nuts.
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By: The Hollywood Theater in Dormont

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