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Special screenings: Singing to 'Sound of Music,' Wassail & Waffles and more
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A girl and a bike

The drama "Wadjda," about a spirited young Saudi girl who wants a shiny new bicycle — something deemed improper for Saudi girls — and enters a Koran recitation contest to get the money for her dream.

When • Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors

Breakfast with Santa

The Salt Lake Film Society's annual Wassail & Waffles event features the computer-animated holiday tale "The Polar Express," with Tom Hanks voicing and performing the motion-capture work for most of the characters. Breakfast will be served, and kids can meet Santa.

When • Saturday, 10 a.m.

Where • Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

The fat man sings

Fathom Events brings The Metropolitan Opera's series, "The Met: Live in HD." The Met will present Verdi's "Falstaff."

When • Saturday, 10:55 a.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake; Century 16 Union Heights; 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy; Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing, West Jordan; Tinseltown USA, 720 W. 1500 North, Layton

Tickets • $15-$22

Sing with Maria

A special screening of the 1965 classic "The Sound of Music," which encourages fans sing with Maria and the Von Trapps. Moviegoers will get a gift bag of props for the interactive live show. Tea and cookies at intermission, and a costume contest.

When • Saturday, 2 and 6:30 p.m.

Where • Tower Theatre, 876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; $12 for SLFS members; $60 for a family package (up to six)

Saving Christmas

The animated holiday tale "Arthur Christmas," in which the son of Santa Claus struggles to deliver a gift to the one child his dad missed.

When • Saturday, 2 p.m.

Where • Star Hall, 58 E. 300 South, Moab; or at Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem

Tickets • Free

Also • Saturday, Dec. 21; 3 p.m.; Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City; free

'Richard II'

A broadcast of the Royal Shakespearean Company's production of "Richard II," with David Tennant ("Doctor Who") in the title role.

When • Sunday, noon

Where • Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18; $12 for SLFS members; $9.25 for students

Griswolds' Christmas

The 1989 comedy "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation," with Chevy Chase trying to create the perfect family holiday.

When • Monday, 10 p.m.

Where • Brewvies Cinema & Pub, 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; must be 21 or older

Royal 'Nutcracker'

The Royal Opera House Ballet Series will present Great Britain's Royal Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker."

When • Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake

Tickets • $12-$14

Art meets architecture

The documentary "Diller Scofidio & Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line," which looks at the design firm's projects that blur the line between art and architecture.

When • Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South

Tickets • Free

Alone on the moon

The space drama "Moon," starring Sam Rockwell as the sole occupant of a space-station outpost. After the film, Rob Morris, assistant education manager of the Clark Planetarium, will talk about why humans should return to the moon. This is the Science Movie Night, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah and the Utah Film Center, postponed from November.

When • Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South

Tickets • Free

Singing backup

The documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," which traces the history of backup singers in 20th-century pop music — and spotlights some of the greats, like Darlene Love. Music writer Dan Nailen will lead a discussion after the screening.

When • Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Pregnant times two

The 2010 comedy "The Baby Formula," which follows a lesbian couple through a double pregnancy. Part of Utah Film Center's DTH! Year-Round series.

When • Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where • Brewvies Cinema & Pub, 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Pacific quest

The Norwegian adventure drama "Kon-Tiki," which depicts explorer Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 expedition across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft to prove South Americans in pre-Columbian times could have made the same trip to the Polynesian islands.

When • Thursday, 7 p.m.

Where • Star Hall, 58 E. 300 South, Moab

Tickets • Free

Flash the cash

The 2004 children's adventure "Millions," directed by Danny Boyle ("127 Hours," "Slumdog Millionaire"), about two boys who find a cache of British pounds and must spend them before the nation switches over to the Euro.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.

Where • Kamas Theater, 30 N. Main St., Kamas

Tickets • Free

Life after injury

"The Crash Reel," a documentary that follows pro snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a severe head injury in 2009, and his desire to return to the sport over his parents' objections.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.

Where • Park City Library Center, 1255 Park Ave., Park City

Tickets • $7; $6 for students and seniors

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