Catch your favorite holiday films on the big screen all week:
Will Ferrell takes on Manhattan in green tights and Zooey Deschanel saves the day with a round of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” in the Elf screening at Central Cinema. The best part about watching it here, though, is that you can order a full meal (plus beer or wine) and they might, just might, have some syrup to add to your pasta. Dec 16–23.
Central Cinema will also host a TV Dinner: Holiday Specials screening of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original cartoon, not that Jim Carrey schlock), and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special. Dec 19.
Join George Bailey in a rousing “Merry Christmas, Movie House!” during Grand Illusion Cinema’s annual screening of It’s a Wonderful Life. Thru Dec 29.
Nosh Pit reports that High 5 Pie on Capitol Hill is serving up movie nights on Monday evenings from 7 to 10. Recently, they had It’s a Wonderful Life with a side of caramel pecan.
And don’t miss Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s holiday tradition: a screening of Auntie Mame on December 15. Because nothing says “Happy Holidays” like caviar, cocktails, and a glittering Rosalind Russell.