Movies have returned to the Sierra Madre Playhouse!

The Sierra Madre Playhouse was once the Wistaria Theater, showing the best Hollywood had to offer. Almost a century later, the “Gem of the Foothills” is presenting the greatest films ever made.

Now, in the spirit of our mission to illuminate the diversity of the American experience, join us as we dig deeper with films that highlight unique perspectives on America and the growth of the arts. These films are an essential part of Producing Artistic Director Christian Lebano's vision that further contextualize the productions staged at the Playhouse.

To complement our productions, we present evenings of films. See what we have complementing our upcoming production of This Wonderful Life and what we have coming up for Halloween!

Saturday, October 30 at 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 pm
Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space

Directed by Peter Ramsey
Written by Adam F. Goldberg, Conrad Vernon, Rob Letterman
Starring the voices of Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, and Rainn Wilson

A special FREE Halloween film event at Sierra Madre Playhouse (no reservations required)
Runtime is ~26 minutes

Stop by the Playhouse during the city of Sierra Madre's Halloween Happenings this year for FREE candy and a short animated movie! Screenings begin at the top of every hour throughout the afternoon/evening. All ages welcome!

Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the U.S. Government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California, right before Halloween, the team is dispatched to investigate. Everything appears normal, right down to the jack-o-lanterns peering out from every doorstep and windowsill. But when Halloween arrives, those innocent-looking carved pumpkins reveal themselves for what they really are, mutant aliens. The altered pumpkins then start to implement their fiendish plan to take over Earth. The Monsters are there to combat the mutant gourds and try to smash their wicked scheme.

This event is FREE, no advance reservations required (suggested donation: $2 for adults, $1 for kids).

Wednesdays, December 1, 8, and 15 at 7 pm
It's A Wonderful Life

Directed by Frank Capra
Starring James Stewart

General Admission: $10 (save when you also buy a ticket to This Wonderful Life!) TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON!
Runtime is 2 hours and 10 minutes

In this award-winning classic film, an angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

This is an unusual opportunity to see this holiday classic on the big screen! It's a wonderful movie!

Get your tickets to our upcoming shows here!


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