The free "Coronado Cinema Series presents Holiday Movie Festival" features three films. You can stay for just one movie or all three.
- A 10-minute "Our City, Our Story" profile by Rockford filmmaker Pablo Korona about Matt Gibbons, who rescued projectors from the trash before the Coronado reopened in 2001 after an $18.5 million renovation.
- 1:00pm, "Polar Express," a 2004 animated film about a doubting boy who boards a magical train on Christmas Eve that's headed to Santa Claus' home.
- 3:00pm, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," an animated 1966 film.
- 4:00pm,"It's a Wonderful Life," a 1946 Jimmy Stewart movie about an angel helping a frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he'd never been born.
The "Our City, Our Story" film may be shown again before the 4:00pm show. And an organist will play between shows.
Times: Saturday 1:00pm-6:30pm
Location: Coronado Performing Arts Center
Address: 314 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101
Contact: Coronado Performing Arts Center
Phone: (815) 968-0595
Admission: Free admission
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford's Coronado Theatre is getting in to the holiday spirit, by exploring its roots.
You may recall the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 314 N. Main St., opened back in 1927 as a cinema. On December 14, 2013 we can stop by the Theatre from 1:00 - 6:30 p.m. to watch three holiday movies for free. The movies include "The Polar Express", "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "It's A Wonderful Life".
For more information call (815) 968-2722.