WAYNE – With two holiday movie showings complete, there are still two movies remaining to bring the family out on a Sunday afternoon in downtown Wayne with free admission.
The Majestic Holiday Movies began on Sunday, December 1 with the “Grinch (2018)” and on Sunday, December 8 with “Elf”.
The Majestic has always hosted free holiday movies and Jill Brodersen talked about how she remembered it growing up in Wayne is you just needed a pass to go to the movies.
“The retailers sponsored the movies and the retailers had the passes,” said Brodersen. “It just creates a little more activity for the sponsors and makes people aware. It’s just a little reminder to say, ‘hey there’s a movie Sunday at 2 o’clock and it’s free and bring this pass’.”.
Families just need one pass to get their entire group into the moves for free on the two remaining Sundays in December by stopping at any of the sponsors.
Santa was the guest greeter during the first movie where about 90 people were in attendance while Carter Hasemann was this past weekend’s greeter where 146 were pushing the capacity of the 154 seats.
Upcoming movies will be “Prancer” on Sunday, December 15 and “Babe” on Sunday, December 22. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. with each movie showing at the Majestic at 2 p.m.
Brodersen added the free Majestic Holiday Movies are great opportunities for large groups to come.
“Because it is kind of expensive to go out for a movie and we think that the Majestic is a low-price entertainment alternative,” Brodersen added. “What we’re seeing with the free movies, though is big groups of families, friends and families getting together and sitting together watching a movie.”
The special guest was still being lined up for the December 15 greeter while Babe and Ferdinand the duck will greet those who attend the final move.
There will also be prize drawings at each show.
“The sponsors have all given small little prizes,” Brodersen added. “If you come to the movie and you have a pass, you’ll get your name in the for the prize drawings and you can pick the prize that you want to put your name on.”
Full concessions will also be offered as the Majestic Theatre is located at 310 Main Street in Wayne.
Majestic Holiday Movie Sponsors:
Pac ‘N’ Save
Rose’s Transport (tickets at Wakefield’s Nearly New)
Wayne Community Activity Center
State Nebraska Bank
The Table Coffee House
Gary’s Food Town (Laurel)
Wayne Area Economic Development
The 4th Jug
Northeast Nebraska Insurance Agency
The Flower Cellar
Providence Medical Center & Pharmacy
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