BEST BETS: Holiday events

Originally posted on Aztec Press Online.

Compiled by Miki Jennings

Plenty of people have holiday memories rooted in sitting on the couch watching Christmas specials. Get in the spirit with these holiday screening events:

“Everything is Terrible! Holiday Special 2012” at the Loft:

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, the “Everything is Terrible!” found-footage event may be just the thing.

It’s a collection of VHS holiday footage spliced together for optimum hilarity. The footage for this particular event will all be holiday-themed and may or may not involve Nazi elves and equally horrifying Santas and children.

The “Everything is Terrible!” group will attend the showing to present their footage.


Where: Loft Cinema, 3223 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $8 general admission, $7 Loft members



“It’s a Wonderful Life” screenings at the Fox Theatre:

If you’re looking for a more conventional way to start feeling festive, “It’s a Wonderful Life” may be more up your alley. Gather up some loved ones and go enjoy the iconic 1946 Jimmy Stewart film.



Where: Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

When: Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Cost: $7 general admission, $5 student, senior and military discount




“Scrooge”A Gaslight Musical

The Gaslight Theatre cast offers a musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ novel, “A Christmas Carol.” The story follows the greedy and grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely old man. The Gaslight Theatre regularly offers humorous, family-friendly performances.



Where: The Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.

When: Nov. 15-Jan. 6 (Through Jan. 6?)

For tickets: 886-9428



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