By ROBBIE EDWARDS email@example.com
---- — MT. VERNON — Residents will be able to enjoy a childhood favorite film during the Granada Theater showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
An annual tradition, the Dr. Seuss classic film will be shown at 4 p.m. at the theater, with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. The early starting time of the film will allow children to attend the Downtown Christmas Parade, which begins at 5 p.m.
The cartoon short film is the original story of the ill-natured Grinch, who has a heart “two sizes too small” and decides to steal Christmas from the Who’s in Whoville.
The 26-minute short is based on the story written by Dr. Seuss and is narrated by Boris Karloff. The opening scene takes place on Christmas Eve, when the Grinch plots a way to stop Christmas Day from coming to Whoville.
Children at the free movie will be able to enter a drawing for a free birthday party at Froggeez Family Fun Center.
All movies are free to the public and children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available for a small fee with proceeds to benefit ongoing renovations at the Granada.
The Kids Matinee will continue with the showing of “E.T.” on Jan. 11, “Despicable Me 2” on Feb. 8, “Gnomeo & Juliet” on March 8, “The Love Bug” on April 12, and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” on May 10.
Doors will open for the remaining films at 1:30 p.m. and films will begin at 2 p.m.
For more information on the matinee program, call 740-0707 and leave a message, or visit www.granada.mvn.net.