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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screens for free during Holiday Food Drive at Lackawanna College on Dec. 6

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screens for free during Holiday Food Drive at Lackawanna College on Dec. 6
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From a press release:

“It’s a Wonderful Life,” a holiday tradition and a cornerstone of the movie industry, will be screening at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sponsored by Lackawanna County, the movie is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Everyone who attends is being asked to bring a nonperishable canned good for the county’s Holiday Food Drive, which will help to stock area pantries.

According to the Lackawanna County Commissioners, the presentation of the classic holiday film is the county’s “gift to the community.” It will add to the festive atmosphere and spirit of the holiday season and is also an excellent way to help the less fortunate members of our community.

Directed by Frank Capra, “It’s a Wonderful Life” is about compassionate businessman George Bailey, played by James Stewart. Overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, George feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams, and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all of his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times as he contemplates ending his life on Christmas Eve. Told through the point of view of a group of angels, he meets his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him what life would have been like if he never existed.

For further information on the screening at Lackawanna College (501 Vine St., Scranton), contact Community Outreach Manager Fran Pantuso at 570-963-6750.