Nestled comfortably in Hillsboro Village, the Belcourt Theatre is fully operational neighborhood style theatre. It’s recognized as a unique cultural icon here in Nashville where unique, engaging foreign, independent and classic films can be viewed.
Seeing films at the Belcourt has become a fun activity for Nashvillians and there is no better time to watch classic movies than around the holidays! The Belcourt does not disappoint during this season and it is the perfect place to come with those out-of-town family and friends who need to be entertained.
Here are some of the holiday films that will be shown at the Belcourt from now through Christmas Day. As always, be sure to visit their website for more information and to purchase tickets.
It’s a Wonderful Life, Dec. 16-25 (showtimes TBA): Truly a holiday classic and timeless film. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Showing daily through Christmas Day.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (plus rare retro shots), Dec. 22 (showtimes TBA): A delightful “retro” Christmas event that begins with holiday film clips from the 1940’s through the 1960’s — including vintage ‘Season’s Greetings From The Theater Management’ ads, Technicolor Max Fleischer cartoons like CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR and RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, Christmas greetings from Sixties celebrities like Ozzie & Harriet, Shari Lewis & Lambchop, and odd-ball stuff like HOWDY DOODY’S CHRISTMAS and even a 1940’s bouncing-ball sing-a-long to Jingle Bells! All this culminates with the hilarious 1964 cult-favorite SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS — In Space Blazing Color!
Gremlins, Dec. 23 (at midnight) + 24 (showtimes TBA): When a man brings home an adorable creature from Chinatown as a Christmas present for his son Billy, the shopkeeper’s sage advice — no midnight snacks, no water, mood lighting only — goes unheeded. As a result, devilish green creatures with a million vices take over the small town on Christmas Eve