Holiday Movies Showing at Classic Buffalo Theatres

By Drew Brown

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There’s something comforting about stepping through the front doors of Buffalo’s classic movie theatres – the smell of popcorn at the snack counter, the twinkling of lights down the aisle, the dimming of the house lights, even the creak of the old-time seats. Combine that with the spirit of the holiday season and you’ve got the recipe for a nostalgic experience unlike any other. Several classic Buffalo theatres cherish this time of the year by firing up the projectors to show timeless holiday movies, new and old. Here is what’s playing at Buffalo’s theatres this season:

Aurora Theatre

673 Main Street, East Aurora

This vintage movie house, located in the charming village of East Aurora, has just the right touch of modern flair. Check out their stacked holiday showings – all of which are completely free.

The Grinch (2018 version): Friday, November 26, 11:00am

Elf: Saturday, November 27, 11:00am

A Prince For Christmas: Sunday, November 28, 11:00am

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Saturday, December 4, 11:00am

Christmas Vacation: Saturday, December 4, 4:00pm

A Christmas Carol: Sunday, December 5, 11:00am

A Christmas Story: Saturday, December 11, 11:00am

White Christmas: Sunday, December 12, 11:00am

The Polar Express: Saturday, December 18, 11:00am

It’s A Wonderful Life: Sunday, December 19, 11:00am


North Park Theatre

1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo

The theatre that the Buffalo Evening Times called “Buffalo’s Finest Neighborhood Theatre” on its opening day in 1920, this North Buffalo jewel continues its tradition of seasonal screenings with a Bedford Falls holiday classic in its lineup:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 11:30am

It’s A Wonderful Life: Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 11:30am

Hamburg Palace Theatre

31 Buffalo Street, Hamburg

Take a break from your holiday shopping by catching a totally free flick at this theater jewel of the Southtowns.

The Polar Express: Sunday, November 28, 11:00am

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Drew Brown

Born in Buffalo's Historic Polonia District, raised in East Aurora, current resident of the West Side, and I'm still discovering new things in Buffalo every day. I'm proud to represent our community as the Director of Media & Content Strategy for Visit Buffalo Niagara. Let's go Buffalo!