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December 1-6, 2017: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” and 32nd Newtown Holiday Festival (including “Nutcracker Suite” performances)

Published: November 29, 2017

Goodbye Christopher Robin movie poster

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Rated PG * running time 1:47

Tickets $3

($2 for senior citizens at Tuesday matinee)

Screenings Friday and Saturday*, 7* & 9 pm; Sunday through Wednesday, 7 pm;

matinees Saturday, 1 & 4 pm;  Tuesday, 1 pm

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald & Will Tilston

Once upon a time a young boy named Christopher (Tilston) asked his distant father, the playwright and journalist Alan A. Milne (Gleeson), to write a book just for him. The result was the charming tale of a honey-loving bear and his fellow creatures who inhabited Hundred Acre Wood. That book and those that followed became international best-sellers, but fame came at a price to the Milne family, as revealed in this bittersweet and emotional historic drama based on the lives of the man who created Winnie-the-Pooh and his family. 

*Saturday’s 7 pm screening is free of charge, courtesy Ingersoll Auto of Danbury. 

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Holiday Festival preview -- 2017 logo

 

32nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Sunday, December 3 (full building, events also taking place at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street): 11 am-4 pm, $12/person, $25/family (two adults, two children; $5 each additional child), trolley tours, Nutcracker Suite performances (12 & 2 pm), Festival of Trees, Gingerbread House Contest display, Holiday Tea, Toyland Tea, poinsettia sales, Polar Express rides ($3/child, separate from festival ticket), and more, proceeds benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services; 203-370-4335, newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org.

Read more here: Holiday Festival Returning To Main Street First Sunday In December

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Holiday Festival Nutcracker Suite poster

NUTCRACKER SUITE PERFORMANCES

Sunday, December 3 (ETH THeatre): performances at noon & 2 pm, part of Holiday Festival (see additional information above), $8 (or included with Holiday Festival ticket), performance of abridged ballet based on Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, performed by students of Newtown Center of Classical Ballet, proceeds benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services; 203-241-5362, NCCBalletAndVoice.com.

Read more here: ‘Nutcracker Suite’ Performances Will Again Kick Off Holiday Season

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