Slow down this holiday season and catch a classic film at the State while helping a local nonprofit

From Thanksgiving to Christmas can feel like a race against time. This year, though, you're invited to take a break, enjoy a classic holiday movie, and help out the Bay Area Women's Center.

The Bay Area Women's Center is hosting a White Christmas Family Musical Experience at the State Theatre, 913 Washington Ave., on Sat., Nov. 25 at 2 and 7 p.m.

The 1954 film with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Ellen, and Rosemary Clooney will be shown and attendees will be encouraged to bring a personal care item to donate for the clients at the Bay Area Women's Center.

The event includes a White Christmas Trivia Contest with prizes. One prize is a fully-decorated Christmas tree donated by Regent Floral and Mercantile, 924 Washington Ave. 

Larry Jacobs and Kurt Miller will host the event. Miller hinted they may add a bit of stage performance to highlight a particular scene in the film.

"We think it will be a nice kickoff to the holiday season and the shopping rush that follows," Miller says. "We're hoping that folks will use the opportunity to enjoy a family break, learn something about BAWC, support the cause, and maybe wear their holiday finest."

Click here for list of suggested donation items and a link to purchase tickets in advance.

Tickets are holiday priced at $10 for adults; $5 for children and teens; and free for children under 12. Donations beyond the ticket price are welcome at

Presenting sponsor for the event is LiUNA Local 1098. The State Theatre donated the site for the event.
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