Holiday Matinee: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas


Join in the fun when the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the holiday favorite, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre (1926) on Broadway. This stop motion musical fantasy tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, who opens a portal to Christmas Town and tries to get the resident goblins, bats, and ghouls of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween, with some comical and wicked consequences.

I  love the Los Angeles Conservancy film events not only because they screen excellent movies, but they do so in some of the most architecturally spectacular theaters in Los Angeles. The Orpheum, located in downtown L.A.’s historic Broadway Theatre District,  is one such venue. As described by the Conservancy, “…the Orpheum opened in 1926, the fourth and final house in Los Angeles operated by the Orpheum vaudeville circuit. Designed by G. Albert Lansburgh, the theatre reflects the gilded and formal French Renaissance style of the sixteenth century. A multimillion-dollar rehabilitation was completed in 2001 under the direction of its owner, Steve Needleman. The Orpheum is a popular event and filming location and was featured in the 2011 Academy Award-winning film, The Artist.”


When: Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:15)

Tickets: $15 General public, $10 Conservancy members, $5 children 12 and under. Although tickets are no longer available online, they will be sold at 12:15 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre box office.

Where: The Orpheum Theatre, located at 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90014, near the northeast corner of Broadway and Ninth Street, across from the Eastern Columbia Building.