Comedy, Fantasy, Horror Rated: PG 106 min
Friday, November 24
Thursday, January 1

Classic Holiday Films: Tickets $5

This sci-fi-comedy-horror-fantasy from the 1980s was written by a young Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, the first two Harry Potter films) and produced by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg polished Columbus’s script, after successive drafts, turning it into the classic tale of a cuddly, seemingly innocuous gift named Gizmo and the multiplying pack of destructive loonies he unleashes. Even if you are familiar with Mogwai ways, you haven’t truly experienced these magical creatures until you’ve seen them on the Crandell’s 26-foot screen.

“It is a wacky, satirical spectacle of chaos.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A horror-comedy about cute little Christmas toy/pets who turn into murderous monsters wreaking havoc on a Norman Rockwellian town.” — Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
directed by
Joe Dante
written by
Chris Columbus
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
English, Spanish
United States