New Orleans,
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November
2016
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05:36 PM
America/Chicago

Entergy Giant Screen Theater Hosts Holiday Film Fest

Thursday, December 8, 2016 through Friday, December 23, 2016

Summary

Audubon Nature Institute is celebrating the holidays this year with its first ever Holiday Film Fest at Entergy Giant Screen Theater! Screenings include Frozen, The Polar Express 3D, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Elf.

Audubon Nature Institute is celebrating the holidays this year with its first ever Holiday Film Fest at Entergy Giant Screen Theater! Screenings include Frozen, The Polar Express 3D, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Elf.

Guests will experience holiday favorites on one of the largest movie screens in the region, featuring a 4k digital projection system and state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound - the world's most advanced motion picture technology.

Holiday Film Schedule

The Muppet Christmas Carol rated G

December 8, 9, 15, & 16 at 10am (limited seating)

December 17 at 4pm

Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Brian Henson, the son of Muppet founder Jim Henson, took over directing duties after the untimely death of his father for The Muppet Christmas Carol, a re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale. Michael Caine, surrounded by legions of fuzzy, felt puppets, plays it straight as the crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who could care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. Working for the skinflint is his faithful employee Bob Cratchit (Kermit the Frog), who begs Scrooge for a day off for Christmas. Scrooge reluctantly agrees and goes home on Christmas Eve filled with bile at the holiday merrymakers. But then he is visited by the sprits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and Scrooge, after revisiting his sorrowful past, hate-filled present, and doomed future, turns over a new leaf and becomes the most generous and celebratory person in town.

Frozen rated PG

December 10 at 4pm

Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.

Elf rated PG

December 11 & 23 at 4pm

Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Buddy was a baby who stowed away in Santa's toy bag and ended up at the North Pole. The elves raise him as one of their own, but when he begins to notice his differences to the other elves he goes to New York City to find his birth father in this sweet holiday comedy.

The Polar Express rated G

December 18 at 4pm

Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film.

Holiday Special Ticket Discount

Entergy Giant Screen Theater tickets are $6 through December 31, 2016. Offer may not be valid for special admission events or feature length and/or special engagement films.

Entergy Giant Screen Theater is located next door to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.

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Katie Smith
Senior Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Office: (504) 378-2693
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