Starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale. Directed by Mark Sandrich. Written by Claude Binyon.
Many people mistakenly believe that the beloved Christmas song “White Christmas” originated in the 1954 musical White Christmas but Irving Berlin actually wrote the song for Holiday Inn, another holiday musical starring Bing Crosby. In fact, after both the song and the film became huge hits in 1942, Berlin’s “White Christmas” went on to win Best Original Song at the 1943 Academy Awards, a full 11 years before it was featured in White Christmas.
Though the films share the song and Crosby, there are many things to distinguish the two, making them a perfect double feature.
Holiday Inn is the perfect fantasy for the Christmas season, full of romance, comedy, and, of course, music. In addition to “White Christmas,” the film features nearly a dozen other Irving Berlin tunes, which will have you singing about Thanksgiving, Easter, and even George Washington’s birthday. Why just celebrate Christmas when you can celebrate all the holidays at once?
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Paramount Double Features: This film is part of a double feature. One ticket is good for both features when viewed back-to-back on the same day.
Regular Admission tickets available day-of-show at the Paramount Theatre Box Office (713 Congress).