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december, 2023

06dec2:20 pm4:00 pmClassic Cinema: "Holiday Inn" (1942) Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire @ The Cactus Theater @ 2:20pm

Event Details

Classic Cinema Night
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue

Wednesday, December 6th
2:20 – 4:00pm

Tickets: $7;

Kick off December with this holiday film classic featuring big screen icons Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, and Walter Abel. It was directed by Mark Sandrich with music by Irving Berlin. The composer wrote twelve songs specifically for the film, the best known being “White Christmas.” The film features a complete re-use of the song “Easter Parade”, written by Berlin for the 1933 Broadway revue As Thousands Cheer and used as a highlight of the 1948 film Easter Parade, starring Astaire and Judy Garland. The film’s choreography was by Danny Dare.

The film received a 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song (Berlin’s “White Christmas”), as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Score (Robert Emmett Dolan) and Best Original Story (Irving Berlin).

This film is not rated; holiday musical
Running time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

2:20 pm matinee with vintage shorts beginning approximately 20 mins prior.


(Wednesday) 2:20 pm - 4:00 pm