Holiday Movies in Theaters {2017}

As much as I love curling up on the couch with a fire to watch Christmas Vacation (for the 527th time), there’s nothing quite like watching a favorite holiday classic on the big screen. This year take your holiday movie night off the couch and into a theatre near you.

Holiday Movies in Theatres

Gorton Community Center {Lake Forest}
Gorton Community Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
Admission $5 general seating.

Friday, November 17,  7:00 p.m. – FA LA LA Film Fest
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (R) –  Kick off the holiday season with this classic Thanksgiving film starring the comedy greats John Candy and Steve Martin. For parents and older children.

Friday, November 24,  1:00 p.m. – FA LA LA Film Fest
Home Alone (PG) –  The highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season.

Saturday, December 2,  2:00 p.m. –  FA LA LA Film Fest 
Elf (PG) – After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man (Will Ferrell) raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Thursday, December 14,  7:00 p.m. – FA LA LA Film Fest 
It’s a Wonderful Life (PG) – The holiday classic story of an angel who helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Wednesday, December 27,  7:00 p.m. –  FA LA LA Film Fest 
The Wizard of Oz (G) –   A Kansas tornado takes Dorothy to a magical land of Oz  where she meets new friends on her way to meet the Wizard of Oz who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

Elf Movie Poster credit IMDB

Catlow Theater {Barrington}
The Catlow Movie Theater, 116 W. Main St., Barrington
Admission is $5 Adults, $3 children ages 5 years and younger. No advance sales, tickets sales start one hour before the show.

Saturday, December 2, 12:00 p.m. Catlow Christmas Classics
A Christmas Story (PG) – In the 1940’s, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas -an official Red Ryder BB rifle.

Saturday, December 9, 12:00 p.m. Catlow Christmas Classics
Elf (PG) – After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man (Will Ferrell) raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Saturday, December 16, 12:00 p.m. Catlow Christmas Classics
White Christmas – A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Saturday, December 23, 12 p.m. Catlow Christmas Classics
It’s a Wonderful Life (PG) – The holiday classic story of an angel who helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Liberty 1 & 2 Theaters {Libertyville}
Liberty Theater, 708 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 362-3011
Admission is one canned food item per person.

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 a.m. – Holiday Canned Food Drive
Movie TBD – check website or call for details. 

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – Holiday Canned Food Drive
Movie TBD – check website or call for details. 

Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. – Holiday Canned Food Drive
Admission is one canned food item per person.

It’s a Wonderful Life Movie Poster credit IMDB

Marcus Theaters Holiday Classics
Marcus Theater Gurnee
Tickets are only $5!

December 1-7 Marcus Holiday Classics
It’s a Wonderful Life
Elf
Polar Express

December 8-14 Marcus Holiday Classics
Christmas Vacation
A Christmas Story
White Christmas


What’s your family’s favorite holiday movie?

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