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Amelia Islander

It's a Wonderful Life

Nov 30, 2012 02:00AM
It’s that time of year when we love to watch classic Christmas movies, and our favorite has always been “It’s a Wonderful Life.” An inspirational and moving drama that was released in 1946, the film is based on a short story called “The Greatest Gift”, written by Philip Van Doren Stern in 1939. Even 60 years after its release, the movie is well-loved for its timeless message, that each person touches another’s life in amazing ways.

This year, The Amelia Community Theatre presents the timeless classic, based on the Frank Capra film. To refresh your memory, the film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, played by Henry Travers. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community would be had he never been born.

The theatrical version of the film is a must see for anyone who loves the film. December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 performances are at 8 p.m., and a matinee will be held on December 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For more information call the theatre at: (904) 261-6749, or visit the box office at 207 Cedar Street or www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org.