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Who can resist a timeless Christmas classic movie on the big screen, to get in that holiday mood? This Tuesday 11/30 The Roxy Theatre in Northampton PA is showing the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, starring a wee Natalie Wood and my fave Maureen O’Hara. And it’s FREE with the donation of a non-perishable food item for the Northampton Food Bank.

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I came to this movie late in my life, but can’t resist the story of a jaded little girl who just might start to believe in Christmas, with the help of an eccentric old man (Santa? See the movie and find out!)

If you want to check out the beautiful Roxy this is the time to do it,  as the theatre will be closed from Dec. 1st – 24th while they refinish the auditorium floor, install new seats and carpeting, and finish interior painting. They will reopen on Dec. 25th, Christmas day.

This show is presented by The Northampton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Lehigh Valley Area Chamber of Commerce.

The show is at 7:30 PM
Doors open 7:00 PM

Roxy Theatre – Miracle on 34th Street 11/30
2004 Main St
Northampton, PA 18067-1314
(610) 262-7699

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I realize I’m lucky living just up the street from a great single screen movie theater ( The Colonial – Home of The Blob – in Phoenixville PA) – I commented as much to Retro Roadhusband as we were sitting there this afternoon, sharing a bag of popcorn and waiting along with the nicely sized crowd, to see the classic “Singing In The Rain” on the big screen.

Now I know that many of you might not live close to a movie house like we do, but please, if you ever have the opportunity, you owe it to yourself to see some of these old classics (and some new ones too!) on the big screen.

The colors, choreography, everything was meant to be seen bigger than lifesize, and in my mind nothing compares to that sense of camaraderie you feel with complete strangers when you’re all sharing the same experience at the same time. Case in point today was the wonderfully spontaneous burst of applause we all gave to Donald O’Connor’s wonderful “Make ’em Laugh” acrobatic display, and I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one humming the title tune and trying a little tap-dancing on the way home.

Do yourself a favor and scout out the places near you to see the classics on the big screen. Let me know about them and I’ll post ’em on Retro Roadmap so other folks can find ’em too. It really is a great experience, and nice to be in the audience with other folks who feel the same way too.

Now pardon me but I gotta….DANCE! Won’t you join me?

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