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The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Peanut Butter Matinee

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Free for kids 12 and under!


30th Anniversary Showing!

The film follows 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.

1993, 75 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by Henry Selick

  • In partnership with Dorman Financial Management
  • "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
  • "It’s an aesthetically addicting experience that capitalizes on these seasonal feelings, offering an unlikely escape with the press of a button."

    - Michael Roffman, CONSEQUENCE
  • "Visually a macabre knockout, this 75-minute fantasy boasts some of the wittiest, most vigorous stop-motion animation effects in the history of the process."

    - John Hartl, THE SEATTLE 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
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