Celebrate the Holiday Season with Classic Cinema at the Center and a Perennial Christmas Favorite. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) arrives Friday, December 9 at 7 pm in the Winfrey Houston Auditorium at the Stillwater Community Center located at 9th and Duck. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Department Store are the backdrop for this story which questions the existence of Santa Claus. Starring Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood, and Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle.
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.
Admission and refreshments (popcorn, chocolate candy and beverage) are free.