The timeless “White Christmas” will be running Thursday, Dec. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 24 at the State Theatre,
Rated G, the film was released in 1954. Running time is two hours.
A Yuletide season must-see since its release in 1954, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in a heartwarming romantic comedy set to the music of one of the 20th century’s greatest songwriters, composer and lyricist Irving Berlin, whose song “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep” was nominated in 1955 for an Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song.
After two World War II Army buddies, Bob Wallace (Crosby) and Phil Davis (Kaye), form a successful song-and-dance act, they follow two sisters, Betty (Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen) to a Vermont ski-lodge to perform a Christmas show. When they get there, however, they find that it hasn’t snowed since Thanksgiving and that the lodge, which is owned by their old Army general Thomas Waverly (Dean Jagger), is on the verge of failing. To help out, Bob and Phil come up with a plan to help, and fall in love in the process. White Christmas continues to be a favorite that’s always best seen on the big screen.
For online ticket sales go to www.thestate.org. To purchase tickets by phone, call The State Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The State Theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto.