Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is excited to unveil a jam packed lineup of holiday and family programming for November and December 2020. This season Alamo Drafthouse is your home for holidays, offering a safe alternative to traditional large gatherings with timeless classics on the big screen that can be enjoyed in personal theater rentals and “Secret Santa Cinema,” a new series that offers fun holiday surprises.
Alamo Drafthouse has a lineup of seasonal classics and favorites that will be programmed for public screenings throughout November and December with a variety also available for personal theater rental. Titles include A CHRISTMAS STORY, FROZEN, LOVE ACTUALLY and many more.
Select holiday favorites will be a “Secret Santa Cinema” presentation. What’s “Secret Santa Cinema”? In previous years, Alamo Drafthouse celebrated every holiday season with interactive and hosted Movie Party editions of their most beloved holiday classics. This year the theater chain is laser-focused on team and guest safety, so the singing and quoting and bubble-blowing that infused Movie Parties will stay paused for now.
Instead, Alamo Drafthouse is introducing “Secret Santa Cinema”, special screenings where each attendee receives a free Santa (or Elf) hat filled with party favors, treats, and special surprises. Kids and families can share in this special Alamo Drafthouse-only experience for films like ELF, THE POLAR EXPRESS, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION, GREMLINS and other holiday classics.
“We’re facing a very different holiday season this year with travel and extended family gatherings not possible for most people,” says Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor, “but we hope that Alamo Drafthouse can still offer a home for holiday traditions- ‘Secret Santa Cinema’ will be a memorable experience for close family and friends.”
Last month the theater chain introduced the successful “Trick or Treat Cinema” program that saw many families return to the theater for special all-age presentations of family-friendly Halloween classics. This November the new program, now called “Alamo Family Presents,” will continue with films like HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, THE NEVER ENDING STORY, SHREK, and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
These special screenings offer a weekend family outing with a relaxing and safe way for parents to share their favorite films with their favorite little people. All ages are welcome – babies included – and the cinema relaxes their famous No Talking Policy for “Alamo Family Presents” titles. (portable devices are still a no-no, okay?). And for the holiday season, there will be an optional donation add-on to ticket purchases to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Just add the donation of $1, $3 or $5 while in the checkout process.
And finally, this weekend Bond fans can come together to celebrate Sean Connery, an undisputed icon of cinema whose work across the second half of the twentieth century will be enjoyed by film lovers for generations to come. At this special screening of GOLDFINGER, Alamo Drafthouse salutes Mr. Connery’s career and his portrayal of Agent 007. A portion of the proceeds from this screening goes to support the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation and their mission to provide social service assistance to eligible members of the theatrical entertainment industry who are encountering an illness, injury, or a life-changing event.
Full November & December lineup below:
Week of 11/6
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
CASABLANCA & CASABLANCA Dapper Screening
CLUE Costume Screening
Alamo Family Presents: TOY STORY
Alamo Family Presents: SHREK
Night Creatures: ACTION U.S.A
GOLDFINGER Sean Connery Memorial Screening
Week of 11/13
Secret Santa Cinema: ELF
THE BIG LEBOWSKI
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
Alamo Family Presents: THE NEVERENDING STORY
Week of 11/20
Secret Santa Cinema: LOVE ACTUALLY
Alamo Family Presents: FROZEN
THE SANTA CLAUSE
Night Creatures: POLTERGEIST
Sweater Screening: KNIVES OUT
Costume Screening: GREASE
PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
Alamo Family Presents: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
Week of 11/27
Secret Santa Cinema: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION
Alamo Family Presents: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Week of 12/4
Secret Santa Cinema: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Alamo Family Presents: THE GRINCH (2018)
Night Creatures: DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS
Week of 12/11
Secret Santa Cinema: GREMLINS
Secret Santa Cinema: THE POLAR EXPRESS
Week of 12/18
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Night Creatures: DUNE (1984)