Weekly Review: Featuring A Very Merry Indiana Christmas at the Indiana Theater

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I want to kick off this week by highlighting a specific venue–the Indiana Theatre.

Much to the amazement and delight of Hautians who have fond memories of the Indiana Theater, it has been recently restored. This historic theater is now set up for weddings and rehearsal, live theater, recitals, company parties, and (of course) screenings of movies on a very big screen.

This weekend, you (and me and our kiddos) are invited in to see how it has changed and to make the most of the last few days before Christmas in the process with the Very Merry Indiana Christmas event.

Santa’s Reindeer Games

Starting at 11:00 a.m., families can pop into the theater for Santa’s Reindeer Games. For $5 per person, you can play games, decorate ornaments, wrap toys for Toys for Tots, listen to your favorite holiday stories, and watch classic Christmas cartoons.  At noon, you can watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Frosty the Snowman is on at 1:00. And Rudolph will light up the silver screen at 2:00 p.m.

For me, this sounds idyllic.  Could there be a better place to share with your children the Christmas cartoons that characterized your childhood than at the Indiana Theatre? I think not!

Now, here’s the fun part. TWO people are each going to win TWO tickets to Santa’s Reindeer Games.  All it takes is a few clicks to enter the giveaway below. As you will see, we’re starting a new weekly newsletter, and we’d love for you to subscribe. You’ll be generously rewarded with extra entries if you do!

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Pasta and Mistletoe

In the evening, Terre Haute gets classy. Don’t laugh. I’m serious! I think a delicious Italian dinner (from Louise’s) followed by a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life sounds very classy. As in, it might be enough of an occasion to convince me to put on makeup and pants without an elastic waistband.  $30 per person will get you dinner and the show. $5 per person will get you into the movie.

There are two sessions. For the first one, dinner (a buffet) starts at 5:00 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:15. For the second session, dinner is at 8:00 p.m., and the movie starts at 10:15. Call the theatre at 812-232-8076 to make your reservation.

You’ll have to buy your own dinner tickets, but I can help a few of you out with movie tickets. TWO people are each going to win TWO tickets to It’s a Wonderful Life. Again, all it takes is a few clicks of the mouse and the tickets could be all yours! In the process, you’re helping to make sure that you stay up-to-date on the happenings in Terre Haute, AND spreading the word about our site. How’s that for a win-win situation?

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Okay, so you’ve heard the highlight of my weekend, but that’s only the beginning! Check out what else is going on this week.

Terre Haute Events–December 16-22, 2013

On December 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27 and 30 the Children’s Museum is offering special holiday storytimes at 10:30 and 4:00. You can learn more here.

On Friday night, there’s a special Family Jammy Night at the museum. As the name implies, wear your pajamas! On December 20 and 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can expect holiday movies, popcorn, and board games. Family Jammie Nights are free with museum admission. (Fellow museum members, I do hope you’re taking advantage of these free-with-admission events!)

I think the Charlie Brown Christmas Play could be great fun for families. Have you been to Harmony Hall? It’s been ages since I’ve been there, but it always reminds me of the glory days of barbershop singing.  The show is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Adults pay $10. Children 12 and under pay $5. Bring cash or checks. See our calendar for showtimes.

On Saturday, there will be FREE games, snacks, and crafts for ages three and up at the Barnes and Noble Winter Party. Call the store (812-232-2665) to RSVP.

And, last but not least, Saturday is filled with fun thanks to the Very Merry Indiana Christmas event. But you already knew that. And you entered the giveaway in at least three different ways…right?


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