Holiday films families can enjoy together at the Princess Theater

By Lori Few | Living 50 Plus

The holiday season is steeped in tradition. Few traditions may elicit more collective belly laughs than watching holiday movies with your loved ones, especially grandkids, and friends. To celebrate the holiday season, the historic Princess Theatre will screen a series of Christmas movies at the downtown Decatur performing arts space.

The nine-movie series will feature classic favorites, modern comedies and one pseudo-Christmas action flick.

The series will feature “Elf” on Dec. 5 at 2 and 7 p.m., “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., “A Christmas Story” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., “A Madea Christmas” on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., “Die Hard” on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., “The Grinch” on Dec. 19 at 2 and 7 p.m., “Scrooged” on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., “White Christmas” on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m., “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

The Princess Theatre is a 677-seat performing arts venue in Decatur. The art deco-style building was originally built in 1887 as a livery stable. In 1919, the building was transformed into a silent film and vaudeville playhouse. In 1941 the Princess received its art deco redesign.

The theater is located at 112 2nd Ave NE, Decatur. For more information, go to