See "It's a Wonderful Life" on this big screen this holiday season.

Marquee Cinemas, Orchard 14, New Hartford is showing "It"s a Wonderful Life' Sunday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 27th with matinee and evening showtimes.

Frank Capra’s classic is a family tradition for many, and it's got a local tie-in. It turns out Capra was inspired for the movie when traveling through beautiful Seneca Falls.

"It's a Wonderful Life" is a comedy-drama that was directed by Fran Capra and was shot in 90 days. It stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers. The movie was considered a flop in 1946 when it was released. It finally became popular in the 1970's when it became public domain due to a clerical error. Many TV stations at the time were running the movie during the holiday season without paying royalties.

Marquee Cinemas describes "It's a Wonderful Life" as Building & Loan owner George Bailey (James Stewart) is all that stands between the good people of Bedford Falls and the wicked miser Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When misfortune strikes on Christmas Eve, George comes to realize, with the help of an angel named Clarence, (Henry Travers) that he truly has a “wonderful life.” ("No man is a failure who has friends.”)

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