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'It Happened On Fifth Avenue' At Atheneum Among Holiday Movies

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St. in Hartford, ends its 2016 Autumn Film Program on Dec. 18 with an underappreciated 1947 holiday classic.

The romantic comedy "It Happened on Fifth Avenue" stars Don Defore and Ann Harding. I tells the story of a homeless man who moves into a vacated mansion and starts inviting other homeless people to live with him. Then the owners come home.

It will be shown at 2 p.m. Admission to the film is free with museum admission. thewadsworth.org

More Holiday Movies

"The Nutcracker," the Bolshoi Ballet performance of Tchaikovsky ballet classic. Sunday, Dec. 18, at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. Venues: fathomevents.com and Cinestudio in Hartford (Saturday only).

"It's a Wonderful Life," the 1946 James Stewart drama about a man who finds out what his world would be like if he'd never been born. Dec. 16 and 17, at 11:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 and 18 at 11:30 a.m., at Criterion Cinemas New Haven. Also Dec. 18 to 21 at 7:30 p.m. each day with a 4:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday at Cinestudio in Hartford.

"Little Women," the 1933 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel starring Katharine Hepburn. Dec. 20 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St. in Old Saybrook. $8.

"A Christmas Carol," the 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday story starring Alastair Sim. Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St. in New Haven.

"A Christmas Story," the 1983 comedy about a boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas. Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at Cheshire library. PG.

"Love Actually," the Alan Rickman-Emma Thompson 2003 story about many couples in love. Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at East Hartford Community Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place. R.

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,he 1989 Chevy Chase comedy about a wacky family and their holiday. Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. at Cheshire library. PG-13.

"The Polar Express," the animated 2004 holiday story about a train to the North Pole. Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at Rockville library. G.

"White Christmas," the 1954 musical starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Simsbury library.

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