Arthur Christmas (2011)
FREE SCREENING AT CURTIS HIXON PARK
Every kid who grows up celebrating Christmas eventually asks themselves the big question: how? How does one jolly, Rubenesque, silver-haired guy manage to deliver presents to so many millions of households across the world in just one night? Finally, the true story can be told! Arthur Christmas is a fun, imaginative frolic that reveals the truth behind the big man’s annual enterprise.
Deep beneath the North Pole, a futuristic operation churns to produce the right presents and make spirits bright every year. But when a child nearly spots the current Santa (voiced by Jim Broadbent) as he’s just a day away from retirement, a cascade of problems ensue that very nearly ruins Christmas and forces Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa’s mischievous son, to complete and important mission and save the day. Also features the voices of Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Eva Longoria and more.
This free, outdoor screening will take place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa as part of the Winter Village celebration. Food trucks and concessions will be available; picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged!
parkCINEMA is brought to you by the F.E. Lykes Foundation, with support from the City of Tampa and the City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department. Arthur Christmas is presented in partnership with Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.