Hanks for the Memories

One of my favorite holiday traditions as a young child was our annual reading of the classic holiday tale The Polar Express. Now thanks to Robert Zemeckis’ love of special effects and budgets that could make a third world dictator jealous, we no longer have to rely on our imaginations and literacy to experience Chris Van Allsburg’s timeless story of wonderment and innocence. The movies can do all that for us! The best part about Fair Park’s screening of The Polar Express in the Marine Square near Parry Avenue is that you don’t have to pay for it. You can experience someone else’s vision of this famous holiday tale completely free of charge at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fair Park (1121 Ave.). Egon Spengler was right. Print is dead. More information at fairpark.org.
Thu., Dec. 4, 7 p.m., 2014
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Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.

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