Nebraska State Senator Laura Ebke invites everyone to free screenings of the classic Christmas film “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the historic Bonham Theatre in Fairbury on November 30.
Ebke explained that she wants to kick off the holiday season right by offering these screenings. She hopes that the theater will be filled with people during the screenings.
“I’ve long enjoyed ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, and in the last 20 years, watching it at least once has been a staple of the Christmas season for me and my family,” said Ebke.
The movie, Ebke explained, reminds her of the Nebraska way of life, showcasing the values of kindness and being friendly.
“George Bailey’s life in Bedford Falls, although taking place 40 plus years before my own childhood in Fairbury, has always struck me as reminiscent of small town life in Nebraska—places where we know many of the folks, and recognize most of the rest them enough to smile and wave—and say ‘hi’ on the street, even when we’re not sure we recognize them because it’s the friendly thing to do,” said Ebke. “The message that every life matters and that we can all change our corner of the world through little things we do each day—and may never realize how much—resonates with me.”
Ebke promises a “no-political talk” showing of the film. She hopes that people will take many things away from the film, mostly an understanding of the way that people’s actions affect others. Screenings will take place on November 30 at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and partake in complimentary popcorn and soda.