Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Plays Sunday, November 1 at the Michigan

Follow the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry. Directed by Henry Selick and produced and conceived by Tim Burton

1993. 1h 16m. Narrative, Family-Friendly. PG.

“Part avant-garde art film, part amusing but morbid fairy tale, it is a delightfully ghoulish holiday musical that displays more inventiveness in its brief 75 minutes than some studios can manage in an entire year.”

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“This full-length animated movie was shot in stop motion, with all the febrile, twittery fascination that the medium exerts; it has a magic-toy shop feeling, with unexpected objects stuttering into life.”

Anthony Lane, New Yorker

Showtimes:

Sunday – 11/1
4:00 PM – Main Auditorium
With a preshow organ concert
by Andrew Rogers!
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