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L.A. Conservancy Holiday Matinee To Screen 'Scrooge'

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 10:45AM
Ghost of Christmas Present in 'Scrooge' Courtesy Hollywood Classics USA

Kenneth More as the Ghost of Christmas Present in 'Scrooge'

As the holiday season begins, Downtowners will be visited by three ghosts at the Million Dollar Theater this Sunday.

The Ghost of Christmas Past: At 2pm, the L.A. Conservancy's fifth annual holiday film matinee will offer “Scrooge” (1970), the all-color version of Dicken’s "A Christmas Carol" starring Albert Finney as the classic curmudgeon. It is the chance to see a historic Broadway theater's screen filled with song, dance, and Victorian London.

The Ghost of Christmas Present: After the film, you can take your ticket stub to Clifton’s Cafeteria (648 S. Broadway) and get ten percent off your meal. Or, keep the London aura going with a Winter Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore. Finish out your afternoon by hitting the ice skating rink at Pershing Square.

While it is not suggested you nab a roasted turkey leg off the Clifton’s service line so you can wave it in the air for your rendition of “I Like Life” (sung in the film by the Ghost of Christmas Present), we certainly can understand if you find yourself in that kind of holiday spirit.

The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come: Today is the last day for Conservancy members to vote a fan favorite for next year's Last Remaining Seats, which will mark the 25th year that the program has been bringing classic films to Broadway's historic theaters.

2010 Holiday Matinee: "Scrooge" / Sunday, December 5, 2pm / Adults: $10; Children 12 and under: $5 / Million Dollar Theater / 307 S. Broadway

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