It may be the most televised movie ever, but Rim country residents are invited to enjoy the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" as a "community event" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Payson campus of Eastern Arizona College.
The free showing on big screen television of the 1946 movie starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore includes free popcorn and punch. Nancy Moulder of the EAC-Payson staff promises a "good family event."
"It's a chance for moms and dads to bring their children to a community activity where other moms and dads will be bringing their children," Moulder said.
In the half century since its release, "It's a Wonderful Life" has become a permanent part of the traditional American Christmas. It is the story of George Bailey, a good man who is so busy helping others that life seems to pass him by.
Inspired by nine lines on a Christmas card, producer/director Frank Capra focused on the thought that every man's life is important because it touches so many other lives.
Noted film critic James Agee called the 130-minute film "the most satisfactory effort of its type since 'A Christmas Carol.'"
The film will be shown in the EAC-Payson community room, directly behind the administration building. The campus is located on the northeast corner of Highway 260 and Mud Springs Road.
For more information, call 474-2224.