There’s no denying we’re living in the streaming age. Netflix. Hulu. YouTube. Disney+ and all the others. It’s easier than ever to catch new and old movies and shows alike while simply chilling at home on the couch. But there’s still something so special about catching a movie in a big theater, especially this time of year and especially in one as historic and beautiful as downtown Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. In case you didn’t know, on top of concerts, comedy shows and other live performances, Crest also frequently hosts screenings of classic movies, and this month is no different, with a ton of holiday flicks on tap. They’ve got everything from Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) for two screenings on Sunday, Dec. 15. Then on Tuesday, Dec. 17, things go more rom-com with 2003’s Love Actually, before taking us back down memory lane on Sunday, Dec. 22 with two screenings of The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992). Christmas week looks fun, too, with White Christmas (1954) on Monday, Dec. 23, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) on Christmas Eve, and Scrooged (1988) on Thursday, Dec. 26. General admission tickets are $10 each, or if you’re purchasing online ahead of time, get the two-pack for $22 which comes with a medium popcorn. Visit or call (916) 476-3356 for more info. Crest is located at 1013 K St.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #306 (Dec. 4 – 18, 2019)**