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NEWTOWN >> Christmas classic movies are a tradition at the historic Newtown Theatre. Each year, thousands of people of all ages enjoy timeless films like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life and newer hits like Elf and Home Alone.

This year, the non-profit theatre would like to make all nine of its Christmas classics free for everyone. To do this, it has launched a $12,000 fundraising campaign to offset the revenue usually generated by ticket sales.

The campaign will run through Nov. 27, which is Giving Tuesday. Donations can be made at TheNewtownTheatre.com/donate or through the theatre’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/TheNewtownTheatre.

If the $12,000 goal is not reached, all funds raised will go toward helping the non-profit theatre maintain its programming and historic facility and admission to the Christmas movies will be $5.

Christmas classics being shown this year include:

• “Elf” – Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” – Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

• “A Christmas Story” – Saturday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.

• “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” – Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m.

• “Miracle on 34th Street” – Sunday, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.

• “The Bells of St. Mary’s” – Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

• “Holiday Inn” – Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

• “It’s a Wonderful Life” – Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.

• “Home Alone” – Sunday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m.

For the latest news about the Newtown Theatre visit TheNewtownTheatre.com. The theatre is located at 120 N. State Street in Newtown Borough.

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