|Arthur Christmas opens Nov. 23.|
For many families the night before Thanksgiving is movie night. Whether it means pulling out the home movies and slides or a trip to the theater to see the newest holiday release, it’s a tradition that has been growing for years.
Among the holiday films opening tomorrow is “Arthur Christmas,” an action-adventure comedy set on Christmas eve, which reveals how Santa and his huge army of high-tech ‘combat elves’ can actually get round the whole world in one night. Arthur Christmas is written by Oscar® nominated comedy writer Peter Baynham (Borat) and Britcom writer-producer-director Sarah Smith. At the heart of the film’s classic Christmas story is a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero: Santa’s youngest son, Arthur. When this amazing operation misses one child out of hundreds of millions of deliveries, he alone, must embark on a hilarious, exciting rogue mission against the clock with his politically incorrect grandfather Grandsanta and a gift-wrapping-obsessed elf named Bryony, to deliver the last gift before Christmas morning dawns.
To celebrate Arthur’s release and in anticipation of the holiday visits by families MJR Marketplace will present a special event featuring coloring and crafts, hot cocoa, gingerbread houses and more, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the theater located at 35400 Van Dyke Ave., in Sterling Heights.
Other family movies showing this week include: Jack and Jill (Rated: PG); Happy Feet Two (Rated: PG); Tower Heist (Rated: PG-13) and Puss in Boots (Rated: PG). Looking for great movies to rent? Check out this list of top classic holiday films:
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
- White Christmas (1954)
- The Bishop’s Wife (1947
- A Christmas Carol (1951) or the version from (1984)
- A Christmas Story (1983)
- Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
- Babes in Toyland (1961)
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
- The Polar Express (2004)
- Home Alone (1990)
- Elf (2003)