Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Directed by George Seaton. Produced by William Perlberg. Screenplay by Seaton. Story by Valentine Davies.
Cast: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Natalie Wood.
Featuring a special holiday pre-show and a new 35mm print.
Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his delightful performance as Kris Kringle in this holiday classic from 1947. The story of a skeptical young girl and a department store Santa who claims to be the real thing, Miracle on 34th Street portrays, for all age groups, the joy that comes from believing. Set in Macy’s Herald Square during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the film played a significant role in making the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade an American institution. Also the winner of Academy Awards for Motion Picture Story and Screenplay, Miracle on 34th Street was added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2005.