Theaters around Wichita have plans to show classic (and newer) holiday movies this season. Immerse yourself in some festive flicks on the big screen with these fun movie events around town!
(FYI, The Orpheum usually has a BOGO sale on its Anniversary Film Series around this time of year. Great gift idea for someone who loves classic movies.)
Christmas Movies and Classic Holiday Movies in Wichita
Remember, recent years have been so different for events — double-check any of these before you head out. We are trying to keep up with events and activities but sometimes they just slip past us!
Here are the venues where we typically see the wonderful classic holiday movies and heartwarming Christmas movies playing:
- Wichita Warren/Regal Cinemas
- Boeing Dome Theater at Exploration Place
- Wichita Orpheum Theatre
- Crown Uptown Theatre
- Historic Augusta Theater
- Starlite Drive-In
- Carey Dome Theater in Hutchinson
The Polar Express is showing on November 27 at 1 p.m. as part of Regal’s Classic Holiday Movie Series in Wichita. It comes with a popcorn deal too! Tickets are $5.
Gremlins is showing on December 4 at 1 p.m. as part of Regal’s Classic Holiday Movie Series in Wichita. It comes with a popcorn deal too! Tickets are $5.
Elf Interactive Screening at the Wichita Art Museum Thursday, December 9 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for WAM members, $25 for general public. They’ll have a cash bar. Oh, and this is for ages 21+ only.
Starlite Christmas Carload Season Finale We thought the season was already over but apparently no! Get overloaded with the sugar and Christmas classics at the drive-in theater this December 10 or 11, 2021, beginning at around 7:10 p.m. The Starlite is showing Elf, The Polar Express, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and Gremlins. Carload price is just $15.
Elf is showing at the historic Augusta Theater on December 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets are just $6.50 and you get to see the theater’s newly restored 1935 neon art deco marquee, which is a project they’ve been working on for a good while! Augusta movie lineup
Bisagnos Free Movie with Santa is also happening at the Augusta theater on December 11 at 10 a.m. Tickets are free. I don’t know if we know what the movie is! But it must be Santa-approved since he’s going to be there.
Elf will also be showing at the east and west Regal Cinemas on December 11 at 1 p.m. as part of Regal’s Classic Holiday Movie Series in Wichita. It comes with a popcorn deal too! Tickets are $5.
Home Alone is showing Saturday evening, December 11 at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Wichita as part of its 2021 Winter Film Series. The movie starts at 7 p.m. but doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are just $8.
National Lampoon’s A Christmas Vacation will be showing as the Holiday Movie at the Dome at Exploration Place December 16, 17, and 18. I believe VIP tickets are already sold out, but general admission tickets, which are $15 each may still be available. And here’s an idea! After the movie, drive around Wichita looking at all the Griswold-worthy holiday lights.
A Christmas Story is showing at the historic Augusta Theater on December 17 & 18, 2021. Tickets are just $6.50 and you get to see the theater’s newly restored 1935 neon art deco marquee, which is a project they’ve been working on for a good while! Augusta movie lineup
The Polar Express will be showing in the Carey Dome Theater at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson this month from December 17 onward. (No showing on Dec. 25.) This has been a Cosmosphere holiday tradition for more than 10 years. It looks like tickets are $8.50 for adults with discounts for kids/seniors.
It’s A Wonderful Life is showing Sunday afternoon, December 19 at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Wichita as part of its 2021 Winter Film Series. The movie starts at 3 p.m. ; doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8.
Your guide to Wichita holidays on the cheap!
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