The Polar Express (2004)

1h 40m / PG / Animated Drama

An animated film based on a storybook, The Polar Express is the story of boy who has reached an age when he begins to have doubts believing in Santa. Late one Christmas Eve, the young boy is lying awake waiting for the sound of sleigh bells ringing from Santa’s sleigh. Five minutes to midnight his room begins to shake, and he hears a thunderous sound outside his window. The boy grabs his robe and rushes out the front door to look at the train. The train’s conductor (Tom Hanks, who voices several characters in the film) asks the boy if he is getting aboard, and when the boy asks where the train is headed, he replies “To the North Pole, of course, this is The Polar Express!” A gorgeous and touching tale of how we treat the magic in our own lives, The Polar Express has earned its place as a contemporary Christmas classic.

This FREE, outdoor screening will take place at Curtis Hixon Park, located at 600 N. Ashley Drive, as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village. Concessions will be available and the Shops at Winter Village will be open; picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, and costumes or film-inspired festive attire are encouraged!

(No RSVP is necessary, so please ignore “Click show times to purchase tickets” at right, and just show up!) 

parkCINEMA is presented by the F. E. Lykes Foundation, with support from the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the City of Tampa and the City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department