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Nashville classic cinema this week: Christmas cheer and 'New Year's Evil'

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Several repertory Christmas classics are playing in the Nashville area this week, with both the Franklin Theatre and the Belcourt screening Frank Capra’s holiday masterpiece, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” However, Christmas movies aren’t the only classic films showing in town this week.

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Cult Fiction Underground will be screening a couple of movies that have little to do with the Christmas season: the cult horror classic “New Year’s Evil” as well as Stanley Kubrick’s dark, disturbing “A Clockwork Orange.” Also, per tradition, Cult Fiction will be screening a “mystery movie” next Sunday. (For hints on what movie will be screened, visit their Facebook page. Links are below.)

A complete list of this week's repertory screenings is below.. The descriptions are taken from the screeners' respective websites, which you can click on below:

The Belcourt Theatre
The Franklin Theatre
Cult Fiction Underground at Logue's Black Raven Emporium

Are you screening classic films in the middle Tennessee area? If so, drop me a line, and I'll add you to this weekly feature. To keep track on repertory screenings in the Nashville area, subscribe to the Nashville Classic Cinema Examiner today.

12/23

It's a Wonderful Life - 1:00PM and 7:00PM at the Franklin Theatre - An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

It's a Wonderful Life - 11:15PM, 1:50PM, 4:35PM, 7:30PM at the Belcourt Theatre

Elf - 10:00 PM at the Franklin Theatre - After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

12/24

It's a Wonderful Life - 1:00PM and 7:00PM at the Franklin Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life - 11:15PM, 1:50PM, 4:35PM, 7:30PM at the Belcourt

Elf - 4:00 PM at Franklin Theatre

12/25

It's a Wonderful Life - 11:15PM, 1:50PM, 4:35PM, 7:30PM at the Belcourt

Sound of Music - 3:00PM and 7:00PM at the Franklin Theatre - A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

12/26

It's a Wonderful Life - 1:50PM and 4:35PM at the Belcourt

Sound of Music - 3:00PM and 7:00PM at Franklin Theatre

12/27

New Years Evil - 8PM and 10PM at Cult Fiction Underground - Imagine a Rockin' New Year's Eve-style celebration with all punk / new wave music and a lady host in 1980. And imagine a slasher called in to say that he would be killing someone at the stroke of midnight for every time zone. And imagine he had a switchblade and a Stan Laurel mask. And imagine one of the murders occurring in a dumpster. And imagine the TV show hostess wearing so much makeup that it looks like finger paint. Yeah... you're almost there... -jack

Batman Returns - 11:59PM at the Belcourt - “Why yes, it’s a Christmas movie! Tim Burton’s second Batman outing manages the difficult trick of juggling multiple villains and some Yuletide greetings, and teaches us the useful lesson that mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it (although a kiss can be even deadlier if you mean it). Batman, Catwoman, the Penguin and Max Schrek tussle through a Gotham nestling under a snowy Christmas blanket and even use the decorations against each other when necessary. Christmas trees: a handy hiding place for bats. Who knew? It's also a hugely underrated action / comic book romp, which deserves far more love just for the way that Michelle Pfeiffer purrs.”

12/28

A Clockwork Orange - 8pm and 10pm at Cult Fiction Underground - In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan. (IMDB)

Batman Returns - 11:59PM at Belcourt

12/29

Sound of Music - 3:00PM and 7:00PM at the Franklin Theatre

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