Movies from the Balcony: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Presented by the Bardavon


Frank Capra’s beloved tale of a family man learning to look at his life in a whole new light at Christmas time, thanks to the creative perspective of an angel trying to earn his wings, is no less relevant today than when it first came out. Featuring a special holiday puppet show in our upstairs balcony lobby by renowned local puppeteer Paper Heart Puppets.

Movies from the Balcony: A Free Series at UPAC is a NEW social gathering & movie series at UPAC on that celebrates the magic and wonder of the movies. Featuring bold visions, bright colors and beautiful frames on the Hudson Valley’s largest screen on Thursdays and Fridays throughout 2023!

A happy hour precedes each film starting at 6pm in our upstairs balcony lounge, with half price beer and wine, free snacks and soda, pre-movie happenings with local artists and artisans, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to mingle with likeminded moviegoers, family, and friends, and enjoy some of cinema’s most creative offerings perched high up in the UPAC Mezzanine! (Accessible seating also available in the orchestra section.)

Made possible in part with support from Herzog’s, Marshall & Sterling, and the federal American Rescue Plan Act funds awarded to the City of Kingston by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Masks are optional.

Date & Time

Friday, December 15 2023
7:30 pm

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$6 All seats General Admission


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Ordering Directions

Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 or the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 845.339.6088.