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Enjoy Free Classic Christmas Films at the Historic Owen Theatre

The Historic Downtown Branson Community Improvement District is pleased to partner with Branson Regional Arts Council to offer more Christmas fun with FREE Classic Holiday Films at the Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S Commercial St., Downtown Branson.

Everyone is invited to join us on the first three Monday’s in December, and relive the nostalgia of great holiday movies at the Historic Owen Theatre with your family and friends!

  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Dec 4, 2023 – 7pm (featuring James Stewart and Donna Reed)
  • Holiday Inn (1942) – Dec 11, 2023 – 7pm (featuring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire)
  • White Christmas (1954) – Dec 18, 2023 – 7pm (featuring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney


No reservations required, but seating is limited and on a first come basis. Doors open at 6:30pm and the films start at 7:00pm. The concession stand will be open with fresh popcorn, refreshments and other tasty treats available.

We recommend you arrive early for best parking, then take some time before the films to shop, dine and explore downtown! Take in the dazzling lights with fantastic displays including an impressive 102 custom fixtures featuring over 100,000 LED lights that will glow south of Business 65 along Main, Commercial, and Sycamore streets.  Directly behind the Historic Owen Theatre, you’ll see the new Chiefs Kingdom Ozark Mountain Christmas Tree in Liberty Plaza. From Main Street in downtown, you can look on the hill across Lake Taneycomo to see Branson’s oldest Christmas tradition since 1949, The “Adoration” Nativity scene.

“We are excited to partner with BRAC to offer free Christmas classic films. BRAC and the Historic Owen Theatre are a vibrant part of our community and history. It’s always a pleasure to work with our friends and neighbors!” – Cris Bohinc, Administrator Historic Downtown Branson CID

In 2006, downtown Branson worked with the city and state to form the Historic Downtown Branson CID. The purpose was to help Historic Downtown generate more visitors when its new neighbor arrived; The Branson Landing. The downtown CID started the first public transportation system in Branson and operated within a “Community Improvement District”. The FREE trolleys join Historic Downtown with The Landing! The “District” provides many things. Several trolleys that are free for riders and paid for by a 1-cent sales tax collected by businesses in the district. Also, the Christmas light displays, lots of advertising on TV, social media, website and so much more!!

The District also partners with the DBBA to get out over 200,000 downtown brochures annually and other needs. The CID is currently working with the city to make upgrades to the public Awbery bathroom and to have the downtown’s landscaping completely redone in the Spring!

The Historic Downtown Branson CID’s only goal, is to bring more business and beauty to downtown!!

Visit RideSparky.com for updates, the live trolley tracker and much more!