It’s time for the annual pilgrimage to Lockport’s Historic Theatre to see the glorious black and white version of the Frank Capra classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” We saw it many times on the television as children and I have a videotape to plug into the VCR at any time. It has always been my very favorite feel-good movie and when I finally saw it on the big screen at the Palace four years ago, it became my very favorite Christma gift. It is now the present I give to myself every year, that time out with Jimmy Stewart and the Bailey clan larger-than-life.
For me, the movie is a reminder that even in your darkest hour you are never alone and that prayer is powerful indeed. Just when we think we have nothing to give, we realize that we are important in the grand scheme of things and we don’t realize the impact we have on the lives of others.
Stop by the Palace at 3:30 or 7 p.m. on December 14th and grab some popcorn. Better yet, grab a cup of the snack bar’s new flavored coffees and a box of Raisinettes. Tickets are only $5 and you’ll be filled with holiday spirit galore! Share this movie with someone you love. Maybe it will become a tradition for you, too!