Holiday Happenings at The East Aurora Theatre

  • Holiday Happenings at The East Aurora Theatre
  • Holiday Happenings at The East Aurora Theatre
  • Holiday Happenings at The East Aurora Theatre

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  • Gather the whole family together and come to The Aurora Theatre for a very special holiday experience.  From a beautifully decorated lobby inspired by a Hollywood movie set to candy cane popcorn, your visit will truly get everyone in the holiday spirit. 

    And this year, the schedule of FREE movies are bigger and better than ever.  The Aurora Theatre will be showing 11 classic holiday films with first time showings of “The Star”, “The Man Who Invented Christmas”, “home Alone” and “Christmas Vacation following East Aurora’s annual Carolcade.

    To get the holidays started a little early, there will also be a showing of “Hope ” on Sunday November 18th at 11 am.  “Hope for Christmas ” is a locally made movie prominently featuring Vidlers 5 & 10 in the plot line.

    From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, The Aurora Theatre will show the holiday films on weekends at 11 a.m. All are free to the public with doors opening at 10:00 am. 


    • Friday, Nov. 23 – A Prince for Christmas
    • Saturday, Nov. 24 – Elf
    • Sunday, Nov. 25 – Miracle of 34th Street
    • Saturday, Dec. 1 – The Star
    • Sunday, Dec. 2 – The Man Who Invented Christmas
    • Saturday, Dec. 8 – Home Alone
    • Saturday, Dec. 15 – A Christmas Story at 11am. Christmas Vacation at 9 pm following Carolcade
    • Sunday, Dec. 16 – A Christmas Carol
    • Saturday, Dec. 22 – The Polar Express
    • Sunday December 23- It’s a Wonderful Life

    The “Hollywood Holidays” experience begins the moment guests arrive at the theatre.  As they enter the lobby, they will be surrounded by Hollywood magic with exhibits featuring original props, costumes and more from Universal’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”  On loan from a local collector, the exhibits re-create scenes from the movie and are the perfect background for a holiday photo.  Each year, the exhibits are changed to highlight both different scenes from the movie but also new items added to the collection.  The collection is noted as being the second largest in the country.

    One very special day during this holiday celebration is “Grinch Day” on December 8th.  The day includes meet the collector, costumed characters, and, weather permitting, an appearance on the Grinch’s sleigh, one of two used in the movie.

    In the spirit of giving, The Aurora Theatre has invited Kaely’s Kindness and Toys for Tots to be recipients of the celebration. Visitors are asked to support both with either a financial donation or a new, unwrapped toy.

    “Hollywood Holidays” would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors.  This year’s events are presented by Ameriprise Financial-The Mulcahy Neff Group, Aurora Smiles, The Bank of Holland and West Herr Buick, GMC, Cadillac with support from the Bee Papers, Crossroads Christian Church,  Mud, Sweat and Gears, Pizza Del Aureo and the UPS Store-East Aurora.  For more information about the upcoming events, visit or call The Aurora Theatre at 716.652.1660.

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