Santa is coming to town and will be at the Greenfield GARDEN Cinema for JingleFest courtesy of the Greenfield Business Association from 9:30 -1:00 so you can get your photo taken. Presents for kids and adults alike.
At 10AM the Liberty Tax FREE Holiday movie series continues with A Christmas Carol (1938). Reginald Owen (Mary Poppins) is Ebenezer Scrooge, Gene Lockhart (Miracle on 34th Street) is Bab Cratchit, Terry Kilburn (Goodbye, Mr. Chips) as Tiny Tim, Leo Carroll (North by Northwest) as Marley's Ghost, Ann Rutherford (Gone with the Wind) as the ghost of Christmas past, Lionel Braham (Snow White-1916) in his defining role as the ghost of Christmas Present, D'Arcy Corrigan (Tarzan and the Golden Lion) as the ghost of Christmas Future,
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife. Scrooge dismisses the apparition but the first of the three ghosts, the Ghost of Christmas Past, visits as promised. Scrooge sees those events in his past life, both happy and sad, that forged his character. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, shows him how many currently celebrate Christmas. The Ghost of Christmas yet to Come shows him how he will be remembered once he is gone. To his delight, the spirits complete their visits in one night giving him the opportunity to mend his ways.
Jeff Rapsis accompanying the first film adaptation of the Adventures of Robin Hood starring the first an future President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Douglas Fairbanks.
Amid big-budget medieval pageantry, King Richard goes on the Crusades leaving his brother Prince John as regent, who promptly emerges as a cruel, grasping, treacherous tyrant. Apprised of England's peril by message from his lady-love Marian, the dashing Earl of Huntingdon endangers his life and honor by returning to oppose John, but finds himself and his friends outlawed, with Marian apparently dead. Enter Robin Hood, acrobatic champion of the oppressed, laboring to set things right through swashbuckling feats and cliffhanging perils!
Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance evaluated the film in 2008 as follows: "Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood is the most important legacy of the rich life and career of Douglas Fairbanks. The towering sets are long gone, and the characters have been reimagined and reinterpreted, but the foundation the film was built upon—and the culture it created—exists to this day....The creation of Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood consumed nearly a year of his life, and the experience established the matrix for all of his subsequent silent film productions. Indeed, it was the first of his productions to be fully realized in every respect."
Bring any 5 (or more) cans or ither non-perishable food items to the GARDEN and see the FREE Movie of your choice. ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Did you miss Monte's March? You can still give to help stop food insecurity locally.
At 10AM the Liberty Tax FREE Holiday movie series continues with Batman Returns (1992) PG13. Please don't argue with Isaac about if Batman Returns is a Christmas movie, just come and enjoy.
And bring a date because "Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it, but a Kiss can deadlier if you mean it!"
In the Tim Burton sequel to the 1989 Batman Michael Keaton reprises his starring role with Danny DeVito as the Penguin, Christopher Walken as Max Shreck and Michelle Pfeiffer at the Catwoman Meow!
OK here is why it is a Christmas movie:
Batman Returns takes place on multiple Christmas seasons. Gotham is decked out for Christmas from Wayne Manor to Gotham center. Everyone wishes each other Merry Christmas and with the snowfall you are certainly in a winter wonderland. With the clown gang attacking the tree lighting ceremony and the relighting ceremony Christmas is the focus of the film. Filled with Christmas music the film features a grinchy Penguin and a Scrooge like Max Shreck. In the end the spirit of Christmas wins, but we won't give away the ending.
At 10AM the Liberty Tax FREE Holiday movie series continues with Gremlins (1984) PG
This Steven Spielberg produced and Chris Columbus directed holiday classic features Howie Mandel as Gizmo, Zach Gallian as Billy, Phoebe Cates as Kate and fun ensemble cast includine Corey Feldmanm Judge Reinhold, Harry Carey Jr. and others.
Be careful what you get for Christmas. After receiving a mogwai for the holidays Billy is not great at following the rules.
Miniature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.
At 10AM the Liberty Tax FREE Holiday movie series concludes on Christmas Eve Eve with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) PG-13
This is a great opportunity to get those last-minute greenfield garden gift cards. After all a greenfield garden gift card is Santa's favorite stocking stuffer!
Directed by John Hughes Christmas Vacation stars Chevy Chase (Caddyshack) as Clark Griswald, Beverly D'Angelo (Violent Night) as Ellen Griswald, Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers) as Audrey Griswald, Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) as Rusty Griswald with appearances by Diane Ladd (Chinatown), E.G. Marshal (12 Angry Men), Doris Roberts (Everybody Love Raymond), John Randolph (Serpico), Randy Quaid (Independance Day), Julia Louise-Dreyfus (Seinfeld) and Nicolette Scorsese (Boxing Helena).
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.
Come on Christmas Eve Eve for the 1965 holiday Classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. At just under half an hour this is the perfect way to introduce small children to the movie experience. You can also get those last minute Greenfield GARDEN gift cards. Remember Santa's favorite stocking stuffer is a Greenfield GARDEN gift card.
Watch all the fun of the peanuts gang celebrating the holiday and listen as Linus tells us the real meaning of Christmas. From a chorus of Hark the Herald Angels Sing to Sally's letter to Santa, you will laugh and cry remembering the joys of your youth. Pass the tradition on to a new generation.
From noon to 7pm our friends at Duckworld Rescue and Sanctuary at the Ripley Farm in Montague will be at the theater with live Mallard ducks! They may even have some duck bling while supplies last. See the Illumination movie Migration in 2D or 3D and see real live ducks in our lobby.
Start the New Year off right with musical guest Jeff Rapsis accompanying the silent film Charlie Chaplin winter classic The Gold Rush (1925) Passed 1hr 35 minutes.
A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.
Written, Produced and directed by Charles Chaplin (Modern Times) who stars in his Little Tramp persona, and featuring Mack Swain (Gentlemen Prefer Blonds), Georgia Hale (The Great Gatsby), and a host of Chaplin film regulars.
The Gold Rush was critically acclaimed upon its release, and continues to be one of Chaplin's most celebrated works; Chaplin himself cited it several times as the film for which he most wanted to be remembered. The American Film Institute includes it as one of the top 100 films ever made and has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Get in from the cold and come to the GARDEN for a FREE showing of Smallfoot (PG) at 10AM sponsored by Dawn's School of Dance.
Starring Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Lebron James, Danny Devito and a host of other recognizable voices, see the 2018 film that took us to the high mountaintop in Nepal home of the Yeti secret society. When Migo discovers a "smallfoot" who has parachuted from a plane before disappearing into the clouds below and the village does not believe him. adventure ensues. This is the perfect wintery movie for kids aching to do something before the sun warms up the day.
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than having a Guiness at the GARDEN and watching a Fitzgerald Real Estate's FREE show of the 1996 classic Michael Collins (R) starring Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Alan Rickman, Aidan Quinn and a host of fine Irish actors. Nominated for Academy Awards for best cinematography and original dramatic score the film also scored Liam Neeson a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
Also check out the poster for extras that the Garden salvaged in a Dublin antique shop outside the manager's office.
After the disastrous defeat of Irish rebels by superior UK forces during the Easter Rising, Michael Collins develops new strategies for the independence of Ireland. His tactics include what is now recognized as urban guerrilla tactics and organized assassinations of those Irish who work as informers for the UK government, and later members of British intelligence. Although Collins is conflicted about the necessity of this violent course, by 1921 the British are willing to negotiate. Sinn Fein President Eamon de Valera sends a reluctant Collins to London to negotiate a settlement. When Collins returns with a compromise of a partitioned Ireland and an Irish Free State, not a Republic, within the British Empire he is vilified by de Valera and repudiated by lifelong friend Harry Boland after Boland learns that his girlfriend Kitty Kiernan is in love with Collins. Collins is now faced with civil war as he struggles against those who insist on complete and unconditional independence for all of Ireland.