TELLURIDE – Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole will screen –free! – for this year’s Nugget Nights, sponsored by Katrine and Bill Formby, owners of the Nugget Building), Luci Reeve and Jim Bedford (owners of the Nugget Theatre business) and Seth Cagin and Marta Tarbell, owners of The Watch.
Screenings take place Wednesday, Dec. 15-Thursday, Dec. 16, at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Attendees of all ages will be admitted free; please arrive early to guarantee a seat. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year the Formbys have chosen the San Miguel/Montrose county Angel Basket program for their annual donation, and they will donate $10 for every bag of popcorn sold during Nugget Nights (any sized bag). Their donation will mean a bundle for Angel Baskets, so the more popcorn you buy, the more Angel Baskets gets. Even if you don't go to the movie, come in and get some of Luci's popcorn, the best in town.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole is a sweeping, grand explosion of animated entertainment, skillfully assembled by the filmmakers to extract a riveting amount of exhilaration and forging unusual new ground in animal animation. It’s a wonderfully engaging, inspired movie, perfect for family audiences looking for a rousing change of pace. It is not, however, for the very young, as there are battles and uncomfortable situations that might be overwhelming.
The story is about Soren, a young barn owl, who is kidnapped and taken to an orphanage where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. The film is based on the first three books in the 15 book series by Kathryn Lasky.
Legend is rated PG for some sequences of scary action and peril, and one hour and 40 minutes long.
This is Katrine and Bill's, Marta and Seth's, and Luci and Jim's way of saying: “Come out to the free Nugget Nights and support Angel Baskets! We love movies, we love downtown and we love Telluride! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Enjoy the shows!”