Frank Capra's perennial Christmas classic on the big screen
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) at The Castro TheaterThe Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA) Map it $11
A Christmas perennial, Frank Capra's classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a family man at the end of his rope who is shown by a friendly angel what life would be like without him. Sentimental in the best sense, with a deep strain of melancholy coursing through it, Stewart gives one of his finest performances. Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers co-star.