’Tis the Season for a Holiday Classic at the Academy

Beverly Hills, CA (November 19, 2008) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a newly restored print of the Oscar®-winning Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” on Thursday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The 35mm print to be screened is from the collection of the Academy Film Archive, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox, and is presented as part of the Academy’s Gold Standard screening series.

Written and directed by George Seaton from a story by Valentine Davies, “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947) stars Maureen O’Hara as the cynical Macy’s executive whose equally skeptical eight-year-old daughter (a young Natalie Wood) is intrigued by the store’s seasonal Santa Claus, who may or may not be the real thing.

“Miracle on 34th Street” won Academy Awards® for Actor in a Supporting Role (Edmund Gwenn), Writing – Motion Picture Story (Davies) and Writing – Screenplay (Seaton) and earned a nomination for Best Motion Picture (20th Century-Fox).

Tickets for “Miracle on 34th Street” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Photo of Edmund Gwenn as Santa Claus

Edmund Gwenn as he appears in “Miracle on 34th Street,” 1947.

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Contact Information

For more information, contact

Natalie Kojen
(310) 247-3090
nkojen@oscars.org

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