Dinner & A Movie: The Polar Express

Avalon Theatre   645 Main Street, 81501

Every Tuesday enjoy dinner at any downtown Grand Junction restaurant and bring your receipt to the Avalon Theatre and receive two free admissions to the 7:30pm movie.* Movies are $6 without a dinner receipt.

2004
Rating: G
Genre: Animation , Drama , Kids & Family
Runtime: 100 minutes

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children’s author Chris Van Allsburg’s modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family’s dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train’s conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy’s crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg’s book, Hanks also helped produce the film. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

*Same day and date only, after 4:00pm. Any restaurant listed on the downtowngj.org website. For questions please call 970-263-5700.