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Light Snacks at 6PM | Film Starts 7:30PM

Please note: we are having a warm blanket and socks drive for the homeless
New socks or a clean used blanket is fine

General Admission:

Free Admission for Film Club Members | $10 for Member Guests and General Public
Bring the whole family! Groups of 4 or more get 50% off

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As a non-profit organization, the Empress Film Club depends on the loyalty of our members. Members receive free access to advance screenings, exciting new releases, and participate in our film selections and festival planning. Join our community of engaged and diverse film-lovers as we continue to deliver programs that entertain, enrich and educate. Meetings are every second Thursday of the month.


Event Info

It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra.

Starring James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

It’s a Wonderful Life is considered one of the greatest films ever made. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, placing number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, number 20 on its revised 2007 greatest movie list, and placing number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. Capra revealed that this was his personal favorite among the films he directed, and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season.

Directed by Frank Capra
Release date

January 7, 1947

Running time
1Hr 28Mins
Country USA
Language English