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December 12, 2013

Granada to host 'Grinch' cartoon

MT. VERNON — The Granada Center for the Performing Arts has rescheduled its showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

"We're going to show it on Saturday," said Granada Board member David Lister. "It's sponsored by US Bank and we will be giving away a birthday party at Froggeez Family Fun Center."

The tradition of showing the original cartoon version of the "Grinch" has been ongoing for years and held prior to the Christmas Parade. The parade has been cancelled this year due to the weather, however, the show must go on for the Granada.

"We will make every effort to get it in," Lister said.

The showing is of the original made-for-TV movie featuring the vocal talents of Boris Karloff and the animation of the legendary Chuck Jones. It's the classic tale of the ill-natured Grinch, who decides to steal Christmas from the Who's in Whoville.

Doors for the free showing of the 25-minute movie will be at 3:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 4 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be available for a small fee with the proceeds to benefit the ongoing renovations at the Granada Theater.

Also coming up is the 76th birthday celebration of the historic theater on Monday, and members of the Cedarhurst Chorale Project will be performing at 5:30 p.m. The full event will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with finger foods and refreshments.

Lister said during the birthday celebration, the board members will announce a memory tile fundraising project. Details of how to participate and what will be included in the program will be announced on Monday.

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