HOLIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation & Trading Places

HOLIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation & Trading Places

Program Notes

Kick off December right with a double feature of two iconic ’80s holiday movies at the SNF Parkway – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Trading Places!

9pm – Intermission

Tickets will be available individually, or at a special double-feature price!

About CHRISTMAS VACATION: 1989, 97 min. The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

About TRADING PLACES: 1983, 116 min. Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn’t commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.