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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946 (Digital) at the Sherman Oaks ARCLIGHT

Many people have criticized Frank Capra for over sentimentalizing his portrayal of American life on film, but regardless if he did or not, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is one of my favorite holiday movies and favorite Donna Reed movies as well.

[NOTE: As of 11/29 about 2/3 of available tickets were already sold, so buy your tickets online ASAP].

And I had not ever seen this movie until the mid 1980's--initially on TV--when the movie was thought to have gone into public domain and was shown in various quality film prints on and endless array of broadcast and cable channels (which came to a screeching halt, when legal research was done and Republic Pictures discovered that it had renewed the music copyright of this film which restored its control over it). But the movie amazed me greatly and still to this day seems to have quite a few parallels with modern day life.

Come see it on the big screen! We will meet beforehand in the outdoor lounge area of the nearby El Torito restaurant (with any luck we might snare sofa seating!)

If the auditorium has enough empty seats, perhaps we can relocate and sit together, but just in case, perhaps you might buy 2 tickets and bring a friend so you won't end up sitting a la carte.

PARKING: If you validate your ticket at the Arclight they will give you 4 hours for free and after that it will cost a flat $1.

Online advance ticket purchase is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Tickets are $14.75 and can be purchased online with your credit card at the following weblink...

Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, James Stewart, Henry Travers

All his life, George Bailey (Stewart) has given up his big dreams for the good of his town, Bedford Falls. One Christmas Eve, he finds himself broken and suicidal over the loss of an $8000 loan and the machinations of the evil millionaire, Mr. Potter (Barrymore). His guardian angel, Clarence (Travers), falls to Earth, literally, and shows him how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he had never been born. George meant so much to so many people; should he really throw it all away?

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  • Jono

    As of Weds night 11/28 many preferred seat locations were already taken, so please buy your tickets online ASAP if you do not want to end up sitting in the first 3 rows in front of the screen. You will pick your actual reserved seat locations online at the time you buy your tickets.

    November 28, 2012

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