Don’t miss this Orpheum Theatre tradition, sponsored by the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce – see “It’s a Wonderful Life!” on the big screen Friday, November 24th, at 3pm and again at 7 pm, doors open at 2pm and 6 pm. After a day of post-Thanksgiving shopping, come down to the Orpheum Theatre for one of the best movies of all time that will certainly put you in the right frame of mind for the holidays. Bring your entire family for a memorable evening!
It is a tale of a savings-and-loan manager who struggles against a greedy banker and his own self-doubting nature in a small town. Earnest do-gooder George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) recognizes his life as wonderful and truly rich, even in its humdrum and bleak nature, only after suffering many hardships, mishaps and fateful trials. He is given encouragement by a whimsical, endearing, trainee-angel named Clarence (Henry Travers) who shows him what the small town (Bedford Falls, now renamed Pottersville after the town’s evil tycoon) would be like without him. It’s a frightening view of the world (at Christmas-time) that brings him back from self-destruction. Bailey returns to the idyllic, small-town world that he left, with renewed faith and confidence in life itself. Hence, the film’s title: It’s a Wonderful Life.
Admission is free for all, but labeled canned foods or non-perishable items are being collected for the Food Bank of Siouxland.