Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012

Showtime: Noon - 7:30pm

Price: $7.00; kids under 12 free.

 

The 7th Annual Bing Crosby Holiday Film Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec 8, featuring some of the crooner’s best-loved films, along with a gallery of photos of the famous entertainer and a special feature, the Oscar statue from Bing’s best actor performance in Going My Way.

The non-profit Advocates for the Bing Crosby Theater (ABCT) presents the festival at the Bing Crosby Theater at Sprague and Lincoln in downtown Spokane each December as part of the community’s celebration of the holiday season. The Bing Crosby Theater, where the world famous entertainer began his career, was renamed for him in 2006.

 

12 noon : White Christmas (1954)

2:30 pm: Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)

5:00 pm: Holiday Inn (1942)
7:30pm: White Christmas (1954)

 

In addition to the films to be shown during the day, there will be:

 

·      On loan from the Crosby collection at the Gonzaga Library, Bing’s Oscar for best actor for his role in the 1944 Going My Way, the story of a young priest taking over a parish from a veteran priest, portrayed by Barry Fitzgerald.

 

·      A display of many photos from among the collection of 5,000 Bing photos purchased three years ago by Spokane’s Jerry Dicker of the Jerry and Patty Dicker Foundation. Jerry Dicker purchased the Bing Crosby Theater this year.

 

Doors open at 11 a.m.

 

Tickets for the festival are $7 each and are good for the entire day’s events. They are available through TicketsWest or at the door, with children 12 and under admitted free. Snacks are available at the theater’s concession stand, where there will also be beer and wine service. 

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