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Marbles plans multiple viewings of Polar Express 3D; Alamo offers Secret Santa Cinema

Posted November 23, 2020 9:00 p.m. EST
Updated November 24, 2020 9:03 a.m. EST

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— Starting this week, Marbles Kids Museum's IMAX theater will screen multiple viewings of that beloved Christmas classic — "The Polar Express" in 3D. And Alamo Drafthouse is screening some holiday favorites as part of its Secret Santa Cinema.

Here are the details.

Polar Express at IMAX

Showtimes start at 10 a.m., Nov. 27, and continue until Dec. 6.

The movie, of course, is about a boy who's not so sure he believes in Santa anymore until a magical train whisks him and other children away to the North Pole to meet him.

Of course, 2020 requires a few new rules for the screenings:

  • Tickets are general admission. But, unlike in the past, a Marbles staffer will seat you once you arrive.
  • Each ticket will have an added fee of $1 for single-use IMAX 3D glasses. These replace the reusable glasses that Marbles used before the pandemic.
  • All guests ages 5 and up must wear a CDC-approved face covering.
  • Guests should not arrive more than 30 minutes before the scheduled showtime,

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for kids ages 1 to 11, and $10 for college students, adults in the military and seniors.

More information and tickets are available via Marbles' website.

Alamo's Secret Santa Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse in Raleigh is screening holiday favorites, including "Elf," "A Christmas Story," "The Polar Express" and "Gremlins" at its theater this week. Movie goers will get a Santa or Elf hat with holiday treats and other surprises. Tickets are about $14.50 each. Know that some screenings are pretty full already. Head to Alamo's website for details, including information about its COVID safety measures. Masks are required unless you are eating or drinking.