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Cinema Happenings for the week of December 13

Here's what's going on in the vicinity of Seattle's cinematic epicenter

Happy Holidays Movie Lovers!

Thanks to everybody who helped us celebrate our 25th Birthday. It was fun and we hope to see you all again real soon! You can visit us for you shopping and viewing needs plus we’ve got loads of fun lined up for our screening room. So let’s get started:

Admission is free (but you have to be 21 or over after 3pm) and we sell snacks, beer, coffee, tea and popcorn at VHSpresso to accommodate your viewing needs. 

FRIDAY: 7pm – VHSXMAS – this is the original compilation put together from the VHS collection of Scarecrow and originally screened at the Grand Illusion.

SATURDAY: 7pm Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

SUNDAY: 1pm The Apartment

MONDAY: 7pm Meet Me In St. Louis

TUESDAY: 7pm GeeksWhoDrinkTrivia!  

WEDNESDAY: 7pm A Carol For Another Christmas

THURSDAY: 7pm A Cartoony Christmas

VHSXMAS III plays Saturday night for one showing only up the street at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA. This will probably sell out so get your tickets here. It’s a busy week at the small cinema as they are also kicking off their 43rd annual screening of Frank Capra’s classic, It’s A Wonderful Life. A late night, revival screening of Abel Ferrara’s Ms. 45. The 20/20 Awards host a showing of Spielberg’s Schindler’s List and finally there are two screenings of the live action version of the legendary animated series Star Blazers. Space Battleship Yamato plays Sunday and Monday only.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM  The Capitol Hill venue is hosting Screen Style 2013, a fashion and dress themed series that includes several intriguing films. Their ongoing Music Movies series continues with a locally made mockumentary called Improvement Club and a live, multi-media event called Holiday High Notes. Sunday is a good morning for some family fun with the Children’s Film Festival DVD Release Party. There will be donuts!

CENTRAL CINEMA’s week is capped off Thursday with their Cartoon Happy Hour and The Totally X-Mas Sing Along.

SIFF CINEMA UPTOWN Has a couple of quote-alongs and sing-alongs along with some more typical features for those so inclined. They are also hosting their bi-monthly Crash Cinema Film Challenge and the first ever live broadcast from the stage of London’s Royal Shakespeare Company. David Tennant is Richard II.

Down the street from us at SUNDANCE CINEMAS is the latest Michel Gondry film, an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky called Is The Man Who is Tall Happy?

Also, last but not least, if you need more Sunday fun Scarecrow’s pal Robert Horton continues his Magic Lantern film series at the Frye Art Museum with the delightful The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

There are some big-time Hollywood films showing around town too so there’s lots of good cinematic times to be had. Hopefully you'll have time to visit a theatre or two and be sure to stock up at Scarecrow Video to enhance this week’s viewing pleasures.

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