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Landmark Theatre's program for Light up Syracuse

The Landmark Theatre kicks off the holiday season by bringing back a favored tradition on Light Up Syracuse Night, Friday, Nov. 27. Beginning at 4 p.m. they will offer tours of the Theatre -- a chance for the community to come and get a look and learn our fascinating history.

At 5 p.m, the Chittenango High School chorus will perform in the lobbies, and at 6 p.m. the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus

will offer their unique sounds. The City of Syracuse hosts the annual tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. in Clinton Square complete with Santa Claus!

Come back to the Theatre after the ceremony at 8 p.m. for "A Christmas Story," starring Peter Billingsly as the little boy that desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas and Darren McGavin as his doubting father ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid!")

This year the film will be shown on a large new movie screen -- this screen was installed to show the movie premiere of "The Express" in September 2008. The premiere showcased the Theatre and downtown Syracuse in a star-studded event featuring Dennis Quaid and Rob Brown, the stars of the movie!

Admission to the pre-lighting lobby festivities is free; tickets to the 8 p.m. movie are available at the door for only $2 and children are free. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information call 475-7980.

The Landmark Theatre is in the midst of an exciting period in its history: "We saw the completion of Phase One of our renovation project in 2001 and efforts have begun to implement Phase Two of the renovation project, renovating and improving the stage to attract a wide array of concerts and off-Broadway shows. This is an exhilarating

time of new opportunities for the theatre as we carry on our mission to bring a wide array of cultural events to the community. The Landmark Theatre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve the metropolitan community by expanding its capabilities as an entertainment center. A renewed emphasis will be made to keep the theatre alive so that future generations have the opportunity to learn the remarkable story behind the 1928 movie palace."

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