Christmas in Black and White: Indeed, It’s a Wonderful Life

The Penn Theatre opened in Plymouth, MI on December 4, 1941.  Just five years later, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was released to general audiences.  Although it wasn’t an immediate box-office hit, this movie now launches many of us into a proper Christmas Season.

At its core, this movie is a reminder that you’re not alone.  Your life matters.   And a whole community of people is willing to stand in the gap with one of their own.

Like George Bailey, I am blessed with an overwhelming number of people who would drop everything to help me- and have.  Danae and Christina (who now live five min. from each other in Metro Detroit) are two of those people.  In the spirit of friendship and sparkly lights, we spent an evening catching up here (I highly recommend it) and then headed to the long line for “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Penn.  I think it just might have to be a new tradition.

There was a tall guy sitting right in front of me.  And since theatres from 1941 do not have stadium seating, I had to cuddle with this girl:  

If you don’t have time to watch the whole movie this season, I’ve posted the end for you.  There may or may not have been a few tears making a silent trail down my face during these last moments…

 “A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town!” -Harry Bailey

3 thoughts on “Christmas in Black and White: Indeed, It’s a Wonderful Life

  1. I grew up going to the Penn. I think I saw you were there the same night as one of my best friends from high school and her daughter – small world!

  2. @danae- I can’t wait to post pics of you at Eastern Market- Thanks for a glorious holiday weekend!
    @kate- So cool! You should join us next year!

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