IKEA Houston Silver Screen at Discovery Green: The Polar Express
December 15, 2011
Discovery Green, and IKEA present IKEA Houston Silver Screen at Discovery Green. Join us for outdoor film screenings at the Anheuser-Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space. Free films presented in the shadow of Houston’s dramatic skyline.
Whether you’re ice skating or bundled up on the lawn, get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy some of your favorite holiday movies outdoors on the big screen a the park and don’t miss the chance to win the IKEA HOUSTON “Best Seat in the House” and other prizes on Thursday nights (and other select dates) at Discovery Green!
This week's movie: The Polar Express (G) 2004, 100 min.
The Polar Express tells of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
A young boy lies awake in his room one snowy Christmas Eve, excited and alert. Breathing silently. Hardly moving. Waiting. He's listening for a sound he's afraid that he might never hear – the ringing bells of Santa's sleigh. The time is five minutes to midnight. Suddenly, the boy is startled by a thunderous roar. Clearing the mist from his window he sees the most amazing sight – a gleaming black train rumbles to a stop right in front of his house, the steam from its powerful engine hissing through the night sky and the softly falling snowflakes.
The boy rushes outside, clad only in his pajamas and slippers, and is met by the train's conductor who seems to be waiting just for him. “Well, are you coming?” the conductor asks.
“Why, to the North Pole, of course. This is the Polar Express!”