Each week, we are thrilled to present classic films on the big screen in partnership with Flashback Cinema! Catch these classics at Studio City Mesa (Casper), Studio City UW (Laramie), the Capitol Cinema (Cheyenne) and the Star Stadium (Rock Springs).
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DECEMBER 2-3 & 6
ELF: 20th Anniversary (2003)
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an elf who is, well, different from the other elves. When Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) informs Buddy that he was adopted, he sets out to find his real father (James Caan). A modern Christmas classic, thanks to Ferrell’s endearing performance as Buddy (“Son of a nutcracker!”), whose childlike Christmas spirit softens the most cynical of hearts. (“Santa, HERE? I know him, I know him!”) Rated PG. 97 minutes.
DECEMBER 9-10 & 13
National Lampoon’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is determined to have a “good old-fashioned family Christmas,’’ but Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and a house full of wacky relatives don’t make it easy. Chase and Quaid are joined by fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Julia Louis- Dreyfus and Brian Doyle-Murray. Beverly D’Angelo is Clark’s always supportive wife, Ellen. (“We checked every bulb, didn’t we?”) Rated PG-13. 97 minutes.
Casper: Saturday 2:25; Sunday 2:25; Wednesday 7:10
Cheyenne: Saturday 2:15; Sunday 2:15; Wednesday 7:10
Laramie: Saturday 2:25; Sunday 2:25; Wednesday 7:15
Rock Springs: Saturday 1:45; Sunday 1:45; Wednesday 7:10
DECEMBER 17, 20 & 24
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
Frank Capra’s classic is a cherished Christmas tradition for countless families. Building & Loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked miser Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, George realizes, with the help of an angel, that he truly has a “wonderful life.” (“No man is a failure who has friends.”) Rated PG.
JANUARY 7 & 10
Off-the-wall comedy that spoofs every disaster movie cliché. The fate of an imperiled airliner depends on Ted Striker (Robert Hays), a nervous former pilot with a “drinking problem.” Ex-girlfriend Elaine (Julie Hagerty) is the flight attendant. (“There’s no reason to become alarmed… by the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?”) Leslie Nielson plays the no-nonsense doctor who lends a hand. (“And don’t call me Shirley.”) Rated PG.
JANUARY 14-15 & 17
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001)
Experience the MAGIC of Harry Potter’s first adventure! Daniel Radcliffe stars as an 11-year-old orphan who learns his true identity (“You’re a wizard, Harry!”) and is enrolled at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft & Wizardry (“Keep an eye on the staircases. They like to change.”) Co-starring Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry’s new friends Ron & Hermione. (“She needs to sort out her priorities!”) Rated PG.
JANUARY 21 & 24
Futuristic epic from visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan. When a disastrous agricultural famine devastates the planet, a team of astronauts led by Matthew McConaughey embarks on a mission to find a new home for the human race. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects and tailor-made for the big screen. (“Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.”) Rated PG-13.
JANUARY 28 & 31
Director James Cameron’s romantic epic that became a box office phenomenon. Leonardo DiCaprio (“I’m the King of the World!”) and Kate Winslet star as young lovers who meet on history’s most famous doomed ocean liner (he’s from steerage, she’s first class). Winner of 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, with special effects that still dazzle on the big screen. (“But this ship can’t sink!”) Rated PG-13.
FEBRUARY 4 & 7
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)
New 4K digital restoration of director John Carpenter’s action thriller (and cult classic). In a crime-ridden future, New York City is walled off as a maximum-security prison. (“Once you go in, you don’t come out.”) When Air Force One crashes in Manhattan, renegade warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is sent to rescue the President. (“I’m goin’ in!”) Russell’s favorite role of the five films he made with Carpenter. (“Call me Snake.”) Rated R.
FEBRUARY 11 & 14
World War II love story and Best Picture Oscar® winner starring Humphrey Bogart as a cynical cafe owner who is more of a romantic than he lets on (“Here’s looking at you, kid”). When long-lost love Ingrid Bergman shows up in Casablanca, sparks fly. Claude Rains is Captain Renault, whose approach to law enforcement is, well, flexible. (“I’m shocked, SHOCKED, to find that gambling is going on in here.”) Rated PG.