No one really knows the recipe for a film that will speak to people for years to come. Hard-working directors and screenwriters can only hope that their movie will be watched often and remembered fondly through the ages. But, for damn near every one of those flicks, this doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t happenÃ¢â¬âitÃ¢â¬â¢s straight to DVD they go. The unforgettable films that comprise that other slim percentage, however, seem to increase in popularity every year. One such film is the ever-popular A Christmas Story. What started out as a small family film that you probably enjoyed talking about with friends has now become an essential watching experience for the holidays. And thatÃ¢â¬â¢s exactly why you should turn off your leg lamp, put down your Red Ryder BB gun and come watch it on the big screen.
Mon., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., 2009