Just over a month from now, Seymour’s downtown will experience a flashback to the 1950s and 1960s as a full day of matinees will be shown on the big screen at the Owen Theatre on the square’s south side.
Harold Owen won’t be operating the projector, but all of the amenities of his cozy venue will be offered — such as full concessions, including warm popcorn — throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Best of all, each of the five family-friendly movies shown that morning and afternoon are free.
Free admission is offered to all ages for all shows; however, children under age 12 need to be accompanied by an adult, noted officials from the Seymour Area Arts Council, which owns the historic Owen Theatre.
The free movies start at 8 a.m.
The event is held in conjunction with the city of Seymour’s “Shop Seymour This Christmas” celebration that kicks off on Nov. 20. A wide variety of events are planned as part of the celebration that urges local residents to shop at home this holiday season.
All of the movies played at the Owen have a Christmas theme.
The movie schedule includes:
• 8 a.m. — “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” released in 1992, run time of 1 hour, 25 minutes.
• 9:45 a.m. — “The Polar Express,” released in 2004, run time 1 hour, 40 minutes.
• 11:30 a.m. — “Home Alone,” released in 1990, run time 1 hour, 43 minutes.
• 1:30 p.m. — “The Grinch,” released in 2018, run time 1 hour, 30 minutes.
• 3:15 p.m. — “A Christmas Story,” released in 1982, run time 1 hour, 34 minutes.
Officials at the Owen said the screening of movies is set to conclude around 5 p.m.
At 7 p.m. that evening, the band “Turnbo Creek” will perform a two-hour concert on the main stage.