xmasstoryA free screening of the 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story, celebrating the movie’s 30th anniversary, is part of Larry, Carols and Mo festivities Dec. 9 at the Fox Theatre.

The event’s title, a play on the names of the Three Stooges, comes from Larry Douglas Embury, the Fox’s organist-in-residence, the theater’s famous giant Möller organ (aka Mighty Mo) and the Christmas carols that are part of the event.

Before the movie, settle in for a fa-la sing-along with Larry and Mo, plus the Gwinnett Young Singers and the Variety Stars of Tomorrow. Snow will fall from the Fox’s Peachtree Street marquee and jolly ol’ St. Nick just might set up shop in the lobby. Refreshments and photos with Santa are available for purchase. You’re encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Fox’s annual Toys for Tots drive.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but everyone must have a ticket, including infants. Get them at the Fox Theatre box office, at foxtheatre.org, metro Whole Foods stores and all Ticket Alternative locations. Limit six tickets per person.

Fun fact: The Mighty Mo, valued at $400,000 in 1974, actually has other instruments inside — a marimba, xylophone and glockenspiel.

And a word to the wise: Don’t shoot your eye out, kid! (Pictured: Peter Billingsley as Ralphie. Photo by Warner Bros.)


About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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