The presents have been opened; the eggnog has been poured; and you’re ready to relax after a busy season. This holiday, after you’ve finished your family festivities, head to AMC for a flick! Here are 10 films that will be playing in theatres on Christmas Day. Learn more and get your tickets.
You know him as the Academy AwardⓇ-winning wizard behind classics like the original blockbuster, 1975’s JAWS, or the powerful historical drama from 1993, SCHINDLER’S LIST, but what do you know about the real Steven Spielberg? The filmmaker tells all with THE FABELMANS – a loosely fictionalized autobiographical film co-written by Spielberg with Tony Kushner that is so wonderfully acted and emotionally moving, it has been selected as an AMC Artisan film this year.
Let’s say that, on Christmas Day, you and your loved ones are in the mood to see a movie related to the season, but would prefer to try out something that deviates a bit from the traditional holiday elements. Look no further than VIOLENT NIGHT – an action-packed comedy-thriller in which the only one who can save a wealthy family attacked by mercenaries on Christmas Eve is none other than Santa Claus, played by David Harbour of “Stranger Things” fame.
Empire Of Light
In director Sam Mendes’ self-written follow-up to 1917, OscarⓇ winner Olivia Colman plays a movie theatre manager wrestling with her mental health and Michael Ward plays her employee faced with his own daily challenges with adversity in 1980s England. Also starring Colin Firth and Toby Jones, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is a stirring, beautifully shot ode to the power of cinema, but also so much more than that.
EMPIRE OF LIGHT
Four-time Emmy-winning “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons channels his talents for both comedy and drama into his performance as a man who learns his boyfriend – played by Ben Aldridge – is terminally ill in SPOILER ALERT. Also starring Academy Award winner Sally Field, director Michael Showalter’s adaptation of the memoir by writer and actor Michael Ausiello is the rom-com that may be heartbreaking but also a reminder to never give up on love.