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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ returns to the Smith

One of the most beloved American films returns to the silver screen this Christmas, when the Smith Opera House presents Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 18, 19 and 20.

Volumes have been written and posted on line about this heartwarming fantasy; the plot revolving around George Bailey (James Stewart), his childhood sweetheart Mary (Donna Reed) and Henry Potter (Lionel Barrymore) is familiar to most viewers.

The film was initially seen as a fairly downbeat view of small-town life. Only after it lapsed into the public domain in 1973 and became a Christmastime TV perennial did it don the mantle of a holiday classic.

“It's a Wonderful Life” will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. In black and white, the movie is not rated (it would have been G) and has a running time of 2:12 minutes. All seats are $3 and details are available by calling (315) 781-LIVE (5483).