Aberdeen Visitor Bureau offers free Christmas movie Tuesday

ABERDEEN – Tuesday’s free screening of “Polar Express” at the Elkin Theatre doubles as a pajama party and the Aberdeen Visitor Bureau’s Christmas gift to everyone.
“We want everybody to come to Aberdeen, come see the movie and come have a family-friendly Christmas night. This isn’t just for the kids, it’s for the young at heart,” said AVB director Tina Robbins.
Received as a more recent Christmas classic, “Polar Express” is a 2004 motion capture computer-animated film about a boy who hops a train to the North Pole trying to find confirmation of Santa Claus and a true Christmas spirit. The movie is rated PG and stars Tom Hanks.
“The animation is superb especially with the Elkin’s new digital screen. We want people to put this on their calendars and plan for it,” Robbins said.
The AVB has sponsored free outdoor screenings of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “Dolphin Tale” and the crowds have increased each time, as well as the out of town visitors.
“Aside from the movie, we want people to experience the magic Aberdeen has to offer. The city at night is beautiful with the lights and decorations. It puts you in the spirit just to hear the Christmas music under the awnings,” Robbins said.
The AVB board will give Elkin volunteers the night off by selling concessions at regular price. Everyone is welcome to wear pajamas for the movie, which starts at 7 p.m.

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