Merry Movie Nights- It’s A Wonderful Life (With Ugly Sweater Contest)

Date(s) - 12/10/2023
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Theater At The Fort


Merry Movie Nights Presented by Edward Jones is back!
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than watching your favorite classic movies! Come out to the Arts for Lawrence‘s Theater at the Fort for this mini-movie series December 7-10.
Tickets for adults are just $7, while kids and students get in for $5! The four-day series will feature six festive films. Each of the six screenings also includes a merry activation like wine & chocolate tasting before “The Holiday” and Twinkies with “Die Hard.”

Heartland Film & Edward Jones present Merry Movie Nights at the Fort Ben Cultural Campus!

Get your picture taken on the holiday Red Carpet, don your ugly holiday sweater and enjoy this classic film. Arts for Lawrence’s Theater at the Fort will open at 4:30 PM, and the film will begin at 5 PM with no previews.

Merry Movie Nights is ending the season with an ugly sweater contest! Check in to the box office at least 10 minutes before the film start time to be considered for our award! Our winner and runner-up will receive Heartland Film merchandise and holiday-themed prizes!

This screening will be presented in the original black & white.

The Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award

Established in 2015 in partnership with the Stewart Family, the Heartland Film Festival has presented the annual Jimmy Stewart Legacy Award and $5,000 cash prize to a single winner, selected from the Festival’s feature-length narrative and documentary titles. The winning film will best embody the ongoing legacy of actor and national hero Jimmy Stewart and will demonstrate the triumph of the human spirit through determination and the defiance of odds, humble vulnerability, and courage in the face of adversity.

Heartland Film Festival is honored to be the only film festival worldwide with an award in Stewart’s name sanctioned by his family.

Past winners:

2023: Hard Miles

2022: Wildcat

2021: Stay Prayed Up

2020: Minari

2019: Fire on the Hill

We will also be hosting a Toy Drive in partnership with Edward Jones, benefitting the patients of Riley Hospital and their families. If you would like more information about the Toy Drive—including wish lists on Amazon/Target and guidelines for toys that are acceptable for use in the hospital—please visit

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Merry Movie Nights- It's A Wonderful Life (With Ugly Sweater Contest)

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