The Light Before Christmas
Spark the imagination of both young and old with this all new adaptation of the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. This stunning stop-motion animated film uses puppets and lavish scenery, inspired by the renowned artist James C. Christensen, to bring Santa and the story’s other characters to life as never before. A warm hearted family film that that is sure to be a new Christmas Classic.
Produced in stop-motion animation by Evergreen Holiday Classics and Tandem Motion Picture Studios, released by Cinema Group, The Light Before Christmas is the delightful tale of young Katie and her brother Makean, who, after losing their way in a Christmas eve blizzard, are rescued by the Candleman, a wise, gentle man who invites them to his warm and cozy forest cottage and sparks their imagination with the timeless poem, The Night Before Christmas. Sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, the children are magically transported into the story and actually become the central characters as it unfolds on the giant movie screen, complete with Santa’s visit to their home with his full team of reindeer, all assisted by Hob, Santa’s Chief Elf. Of course, no visit from Santa can end until the stockings hung on the fireplace are filled and gifts abound under the glittering Christmas tree.
As Santa and his sleigh take off into the night sky, the children find themselves back in the Candleman’s cottage, eager to wend their way home and find what treasures await them, but not before the Candleman shows them that the true meaning of Christmas is found through giving to others unselfishly.
Then, just as the film seems to end, the theatre audience is treated to a fun-filled tour of movie-making magic, watching how the artists at Tandem’s studios build life-like miniature sets and characters, while the animators bring the story to life before our eyes with their special cameras.
The Light Before Christmas, a film suitable for all ages, is a special, limited run, with screenings opening soon. Film runtime, 30 mins. This film is not rated.
Special Holiday Promotional Ticket Rate for this Film only:
- $6.50 Adults
- $6.00 Children (ages 3-12)
- $6.00 Seniors (60+)
For group rates and reservations call 806-745-2525 x234.
Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas
The mission to protect and defend the world’s oceans has become far more complex and challenging in recent years, and naval aviation has become increasingly vital to success. One of the greatest engineering feats in the history of warfare, the modern Nimitz-class carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of the fleet. With RIMPAC, the world’s largest and most comprehensive international maritime training exercise providing a stunning visual context for the story, find yourself aboard the USS Ronald Reagan alongside the 5,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises taking place there. Rarely has there been a topic so visually suited and compelling for giant screen theaters. See Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Seas coming May 27th to Science Spectrum’s OMNI Theater.
Secrets of the Universe
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Stephen Low takes audiences on an exciting science journey to Geneva, Switzerland, home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is the largest and most expensive machine ever built to witness an experiment which takes you back to within a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. Brilliantly executed computer graphics will illustrate the enormously powerful collider as protons rush at virtually the speed of light to a collision that duplicates the conditions of the start of the Universe. Secrets of the Universe will have you join physicist Dr. Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez and his team of scientists who are attempting to verify new theories about the very nature of atoms which could possibly lead to insights that could someday enable new clean energy solutions, or other planet saving ideas. Secrets of the Universe arrives June 17th in Science Spectrum’s OMNI Theater.