Current Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol – Dec 4

  • Sat., Dec 4 at 6PM
  • Idaho Shakespeare Festival
  • Doors open at 5PM
  • Bring your own concessions! (though we'll have some, too)
Bummer! You just missed this show! Tickets may still be available at the Shakespeare Festival box office.
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Charles Dickens’s tale of the greedy Mr. Scrooge turned charitable by visits from three Christmas ghosts is coming to the Shakespeare Festival for one night only, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6PM!

What story isn’t made better with Muppets?! And The Muppet Christmas Carol is one of the truer depictions of Dickens’s story put to film. No, really! Give or take a song or two.

What makes the Muppets work for all ages is their use of the straight man, the one sane person who sets a reference point for how off kilter the Muppets really are. And Michael Caine’s depiction of Scrooge is as straight as they come. He absolutely nails the grumpy, selfish, heartless curmudgeon without a wink while the Muppets do their thing round him. It plays perfectly!

What better way to watch for Santa’s sleigh than to watch Christmas movies under the stars. We may even get some snow falling on us, who knows!

So bundle up. Break out the ski gear a little early and layer it on. Honestly, I’m going to bring a sleeping bag.

Also, we won’t have concessions, so bring your refreshments with you (you know, Shakespeare Festival style).

We WILL have concessions! Our good friends at Smoke & Thyme are bringing hot soups, hot chocolate, hot cider, and smoked “pig wings.” plus some goodies from City Peanut! You can still bring your own food, though.

Chairs are provided in all sections except the hillside. If you’re going to sit on the grass, bring a blanket or a lawn chair (preferably low-rise).

We’ll have an ugly sweater contest with prizes, so don your worst!

Never seen it? Well, here’s a glimpse:

As you enter our outdoor amphitheater and habitat reserve, you’ll be embarking upon a theatrical experience like no other! In addition to all the magic, drama on the big screen, the Festival Amphitheater & Reserve is nestled in a unique habitat that is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal species. The Festival operates under an agreement with the Idaho Foundation for Parks &... Read More.

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  • Movies under the stars, in the woods, maybe even in the falling snow!
  • Charles Dickens meets the Hensons!
  • Arguably the best Scrooge performance on film
  • Ugly sweater contest with prizes!
  • Masks are required while in the amphitheater unless actively eating & drinking
  • Bring your own refreshments (you know, Shakespeare style)
  • It's going to get COLD! Not a little cold. COLD! Layer up and maybe bring a sleeping bag.
  • Chairs are provided in all sections, except the grassy hillside. Bring blankets or chairs if you plan to sit on the hillside.
  • Shakespeare Festival = FREE PARKING!

Fine Print:

The Muppet Christmas Carol will show at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:00PM. Doors open at 5:00PM. General admission tickets bought online are $9 ($7 ticket; $2 theater fee). 4-person tables admit four. 6-person tables admit six. Table numbers are not assigned; they are first-come, first seated for all table-ticket holders.

If tickets remain on the night of the show, they can be purchased at the Shakespeare Festival box office for $11 on the night of the show. When 100 tickets are purchased, payments will be collected and tickets will be issued for you to print out from this website and bring with you on the night of the screening. No admission without a ticket. If 100 tickets fail to sell, no payments will be collected, no tickets will be issued, and no movie will be screened.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending a Boise Classic Movies (BCM) screening, you expressly agree to comply with any and all rules and safety guidelines put in place by BCM and Idaho Shakespeare Festival and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, waiving all claims and potential claims against BCM or Idaho Shakespeare Festival and affiliated companies relating to such risks.

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