Happy, Happy Holidays From Sidewalk! Join us for our festive 2022 holiday line-up! This year we’re offering an explosion of celebratory madness. 

Here’s a quick rundown: We all love Christmas at the Alabama Theatre so be sure to catch DIE HARD and/or HOME ALONE this season. Then join us around the corner at the Sidewalk Cinema for DIE HARD 2 and/or HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (beware of the scary cameo). 


Catch the film that inspired HOME ALONE (so much so that the producers threatened legal action on the grounds of plagiarism), the 1989 cult classic DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS aka DEADLY GAMES. 


It wouldn’t be the holidays without Dolly Parton – all screenings of A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS are free! What other Christmas movie opens on a fog machine filled music video set accompanied by a voice-over from Dolly and is directed by Henry Winkler?!


 It’s the year of the Coastal Grandmother so grab your cream-colored turtleneck and linen pants and join us for Nancy Meyers’ THE HOLIDAY. We have lots of Coastal Grandmother surprises in store – the best outfit gets a free popcorn (and possibly a date with Keanu Reeves)!


The holiday staple, GREMLINS, is back on the screen this year and not to be missed – it’s basically Sidewalk’s holiday house band. 



If you’re looking for something with even more Christmas gore, catch the one and only SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT. We’re even offering a midnight screening – where else in town can you see a late-night Christmas film… aside from your couch?! After all, we’re all due for at least one “Merry f-ing Christmas” this year. “You see Santa Claus tonight you better run boy, you better run for ya life” – Grandpa. 

Still not debaucherous enough for you? How about the Christmas edition of Bad Movie Night. We can’t tell you what the film’s going to be, but we promise it’s really, really bad and really, really free. We’re in celebration-mode, so we’re tripling down this year and also offering a Bad Movie Holi-Day double feature to give everyone a chance to break away from the fam (or drag them with you) for an afternoon at Sidewalk. 

As we head into the New Year, we have the seasonally appropriate WAITING TO EXHALE. So catch I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY at the multiplex and join us at Sidewalk for a champagne toast to Whitney. Plus we’re out of school so MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (a Sidewalk staff favorite) is also on the slate! 

That’s a lot! But then the holiday season reminds us all of the importance of cinema in our lives. Would it truly be the holidays without your cinematic seasonal favorites? We hope you’ll join us at Sidewalk to celebrate the holidays, the end of another year, and the start of the new one – and, of course, the glorious medium that has the power to evoke memory, conversation and comfort and to connect us all (or at least gives you 90+ minutes of escape!). Happy Holidays, the movies wouldn’t be the same without you.


Rachel (Morgan)

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema Creative Director

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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