Holiday Film Series: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Watch Trailer Director: George Seaton
Writer(s): George Seaton, Valentine Davies
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
Awards: WINNER - Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Original Story

Starting November 26th and running through December 17th, Ohio University’s Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular holiday family films every Saturday! The price of admission will be a minimum donation of one canned or non perishable food good per ticket. The food items will be donated to Athens city food pantries and other hunger relief programs.

In this 1947 classic, a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, when a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.


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Running Time: 96 minutes96 MIN

It is light, it is charming, it is delightfully funny and completely captivating. It is all that, and something more.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News