A Christmas Story and The Lion in Winter | Carolina Theatre | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week

Screen: Special Showings

A Christmas Story and The Lion in Winter

When: Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. 2013

The Carolina Theatre's puling a bait-and-switch on y'all this holiday season. They're luring you in with the nostalgic delights of the 30th anniversary of the holiday comedy classic about a little boy (current Vince Vaughn producer Peter Billingsley) who just wants a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing that tells time, for Christmas, and then keeping you for a 1968 Academy Award-winning drama about a family that will make you feel much, much better about yours. Yes, it's The Lion in Winter, where Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar (well half, shared with Barbra Streisand) for her portrayal of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who engages in a deadly game of wits with her estranged husband, Henry II (Peter O'Toole), in the holiday season. It's the original Game of Thrones, yo, though with no dragons or ice zombies, and 20 percent less incest. Look, you're going to need some culture after an hour and a half of leg lamps and soap poisoning, so stay for the second feature—if you haven't shot your eye out. —Zack Smith

Price: $8

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