File this under: "Things that make you go hmmm."
"The Year Without a Santa Claus," an NBC movie shot in Natchitoches and Shreveport, will be screened without commercials at Shreveport's Municipal Auditorium exactly one hour before its TV premiere on Dec. 11.
The local screening starts at 7 p.m. The NBC premiere starts at 8 p.m.
A sixty-minute head start might not propel Joe Couch Potato out of the house on a Monday night.
Since the TV movie used hundreds (and well more than a thousand) extras, however, I'm guessing the Municipal screening might stuff a stocking or two.
All the details are here on shreveporttimes.com.
Below are the basics:
WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 11.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Municipal Auditorium, 725 Elvis Presley Ave. in Shreveport.
COST: free, but tickets are required. They can be picked up at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, the Municipal Auditorium, the Bossier Visitor Center and the Louisiana Boardwalk’s information center. Only six tickets per adult.
INFO: (318) 222-9391.
PHOTO CREDIT: "The Year Without a Santa Claus" stars (left to right) Eddie Griffin as Jangle, John Goodman as Santa, Delta Burke as Mrs. Claus, Ethan Suplee as Jingle and Chris Kattan as Sparky. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC Photo)