Paramount On Screen: Miracle on 34th Street [NR]

Paramount On Screen: Miracle on 34th Street [NR]

Movies | 12/3/2023 | 2:00PM

1947 | NR | Runtime: 1hr 36 minutes

Capture the spirit of Christmas with this timeless classic!
The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard is hired as a Macy’s department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and he soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit… except for his boss, Doris Walker, who’s raising her daughter to not believe in Santa. But when Kringle is declared insane and put on trial, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old alike face the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Image credit: Criterion Pictures

Did you know?

  • Edmund Gwenn (Kris Kringle) won a “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar for his portrayal.
  • The scenes at Macy’s were shot on location at the main store on 34th Street itself. Shooting was complicated by the fact that the crew’s power needs exceeded the store’s electricity capacity and required additional power sources arranged in the basement.
  • The scenes of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are of the actual parade held in 1946. As such, careful preparation was necessary for the shots, as retakes were obviously out of the question.
  • Edmund Gwenn improvised his reaction to the beard-pull so that Natalie Wood would be surprised.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 6.00 Youth (12 & Under)
  • $ 8.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • December 3, 2023 | 2:00PM
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  • Maureen O'Hara as "Doris Walker"
  • John Payne as "Fred Gailey"
  • Edmund Gwenn as "Kris Kringle"
  • Gene Lockhart as "Judge Henry X. Harper"
  • Natalie Wood as "Susan Walker"

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