The Paramount Theater, The City of Charlottesville, Ting, and The UVA Community Credit Union Present: Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination and Home Alone [PG]
Community Events | 11/30/2018 | 5:30PM Grand Illumination | 8:00PM Home Alone
The Paramount Theater, the City of Charlottesville, Ting, and the UVA Community Credit Union present Charlottesville’s Grand Illumination! Join us on the Downtown Mall as we welcome the holiday season with a community event for all, including the lighting of the community tree and a FREE screening of Home Alone [PG] on the Big Screen at The Paramount!
ABOUT HOME ALONE
When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Join Andrea Copeland-Whitsett on the stage at Central Place as she welcomes a talented cast of local musical artists ready to fill the air with your favorite holiday classics including: The Oratorio Society of Virginia, Black Voices, The Virginia Gentlemen, The Virginia Consort Carolers, The Children’s Choir of Central Virginia, DMR Adventures, and more!
SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
Grab you smartphone and post a photo or text using #cvillegrand on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and watch yourself on the giant on-stage display!
COMMUNITY CARES AND CRAFTS
Come down and meet representatives from local businesses and organizations as they provide helpful information along with fun activities and engaging crafts for the kids! PLUS – Toy Lift Charities will be on hand to exchange a raffle ticket for every donation dropped off between 5:30PM and 7:00PM for a chance to win gift certificates to participating downtown businesses!
COUNTDOWN TO GRAND ILLUMINATION!
Join us as we count down to the lighting of the community tree with a spectacular projection mapping display produced by The AV Company and watch as over 20,000 LED lights turn Downtown Central Place into a glowing wonderland! Immediately afterward we’ll be visited by Santa Claus and a few of his North Pole friends!
THE PARAMOUNT THEATER PRESENTS HOME ALONE
After the tree lighting, head to The Paramount Theater for a free screening of the classic holiday movie Home Alone!
More information about Home Alone
Did You Know?
- The picture Kevin finds of Buzz’s girlfriend was a picture of a boy made up to look like a girl, because Director Chris Columbus thought it would be too cruel to make fun of a girl like that. The boy that was used in the photo was the Art Director’s son.
- This film was entered into The Guinness Book of World Records as the “Highest Box-Office Gross – Comedy”, accumulating four hundred seventy-six million dollars worldwide.
- The line, “You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?” was improvised.