The Polar Express
DATE: Friday, Dec. 21 at 7pm
LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
PRE-PAID PARKING: remember to purchase pre-paid parking along with your tickets for a guaranteed space in the nearby parking deck!
Put on your PJs and join us for a special screening of the family-favorite Christmas story about a young boy on an extraordinary ride to the North Pole! Hot chocolate bar included.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's book by Chris Van, "The Polar Express" tells the story of Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth.
This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) and the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis-in-faith into a journey of self-discovery.
This film was originally rated G.