Add more magic to your family's yuletide season by catching a beloved holiday movie or TV classic on a big screen near you. When you need a little escape from the hustle and bustle of all the things on your seasonal to-do list, a nostalgic escape is lovely. Mark your calendars for these goodies:  

THE BELCOURT

2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville 615-383-9140 | belcourt.org Matinees are $9 adults, evening movies are $10.50 • It’s a Wonderful Life: Dec. 21 - 25. Showtimes TBA.  

CAPITOL THEATRE

110 W. Main St., Lebanon 615-784-4014 | capitoltheatre.com 6:30 p.m. showtimes; $5 tickets • Elf: Tuesday, Nov. 20 • Christmas Vacation: Tuesday, Dec. 4 • The Muppet Christmas Carol: Tuesday, Dec. 11 • The Polar Express: Dec. 18 & 20  

FORD THEATER AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM

222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville 615-416-2001 | countrymusichalloffame.org Free with gate ($25.95 adults, free ages 18 & younger in Davidson and surrounding counties) • Jubilee USA Christmas Show (1959): Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. • Bill Anderson’s Country Christmas (1968): Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. • Johnny Cash Christmas on the Road (1984): Sunday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m.  

FRANKLIN THEATRE

419 Main St., Franklin 615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com Movies at 10 a.m. are $5; all other times are $7 adults, $6 youth • The Bishop’s Wife: Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 23 & 25 at 4 p.m. • A Christmas Story: Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 16 & 20 at 4 p.m.; Dec. 22 & 25 at 1 p.m. • Christmas Vacation: Nov. 21, 26-28 & Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 22 at 4 & 7 p.m. • Elf: Nov. 21 & 22 and Dec. 1 & 23 at 1 p.m.; Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. • Miracle on 34th Street: Dec. 1, 22 & 22 at 4 p.m.; Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 9 & 16 at 1 p.m. • The Polar Express: Nov. 22, Dec. 1, 8 & 22 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 24 at 1 p.m.  

NCG CINEMA

1035 Greensboro Drive, Gallatin 615-451-9500 | ncgmovies.com Dec. 14 - 16, 21 - 24 NCG’s Free Family Holiday Film Festival features screenings of The Polar Express. Doors open at 9 a.m., movie starts at 9:30 a.m. Complimentary tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Screenings are available in a sensory-friendly environment. No group concession rates.  

THE PALACE THEATER

146 N. Water Ave., Gallatin 615-452-5692 | facebook.com/jslgallatin Saturday, Dec. 1 The Junior Service League of Gallatin hosts a screening of The Polar Express, complete with a visit from the Conductor and Santa Claus. 6 p.m. $10 adults, $8 ages 2 - 12.

 

REGAL GREEN HILLS & REGAL OPRY MILLS

3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville 570 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville fathomevents.com • Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11:55 a.m.; $19.67 • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas: Dec. 9 & 12 at 2 & 7 p.m.; $13.66  

SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER

1 Symphony Place, Nashville 615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org Dec. 5 - 6 at 7 p.m. $40 - $95 The Nashville Symphony’s Movies at the Schermerhorn holiday tradition is Home Alone. See the movie in HD on the big screen while the Symphony performs John Williams’ score.  

WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM

301 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville 615-736-2892 | wonderfullifefoundation.org Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. $25 adults, free ages 16 & younger A screening of It’s a Wonderful Life kicks off the Wonderful Life Foundation’s annual fundraiser to support children who are being treated for serious illnesses.  

Even More WONDERFUL!

On Sunday, Dec. 16, the Franklin Theatre hosts a special screening of It’s a Wonderful Life at 7 p.m. In attendance will be Mary Owen, daughter of the movie’s lead actress, Donna Reed. Ms. Owen will share stories about the film, its characters and letters from World War II soldiers followed by a Q & A. Tickets are $12. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. Call 615-538-2076 or visit franklintheatre.com.