SPECAIL X-MAS NOIR SCREENING

"MEET JOHN DOE"

1941

Director: FRANK CAPRA

GARY COOPER, BARBARA STANWYCK

ALL SEATS $10.00

35MM PRESENTATION

Who says that Christmas movies have to be completely upbeat, snowy, and full of smiles? The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow present X-MAS NOIR, a celebration of the darker side of the holiday season. For X-MAS NOIR, we have MEET JOHN DOE, a beautifully bleak, yet hopeful, "holiday (not holiday)" classic from director Frank Capra. Barbara Stanwyck plays Ann Mitchell, a crack reporter laid off suddenly and ordered to write one last column. So she makes up a story about a fictional "John Doe" who threatens to kill himself on Christmas Eve if America doesn't improve. When the story becomes a massive hit, Ann is kept on, but now people want to see the real guy! Enter Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) a struggling, almost homeless ballplayer who will act as "John Doe"... for a price. As with the best Capra, this one is heartbreaking, harrowing, sexy, and a heck of a lot of fun. The perfect bittersweet confection for your holiday enjoyment!

Presented by the Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy The Library of Congress


Advance tickets are available.

Get Tickets


Showtimes
  • Sun, December 16 | 7:30 p.m.