Family Friendly Series
The Polar Express
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van
Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express
revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa
Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's
dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to
the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on
Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the
night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the
North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks)
along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a
journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book,
Hanks also helped produce the film.
On the third Saturday of every month, join us for a 10:30am activity with Children's Grove
and a family film at 11am! Free for accompanied children 12 &
younger. Sponsored by Missouri United Methodist Church Arts Initiative.