Nov 222012

From cinematic classics played in a comfortable theater to family-friendly flicks under the stars, there are many cheap and free holiday movie options in Orlando during winter 2012. Pack a blanket and bring the entire family for a cozy Christmas experience.

Casselberry Movie in the Park
Arthur Christmas
When: December 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 95 Triplet Lake Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707
Cost: Free

Altamonte Springs at Cranes Roost
December 6: Arthur Christmas
December 13: Fred Claus
December 20: A Charlie Brown Christmas, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
When: Thursdays in December from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Cranes Roost Plaza in Altamonte Springs

Mount Dora
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
When: December 14 starts at dusk
Where: Donnelly Park on the corner of 5th Avenue and Donnelly Street
Cost: Free

Avalon Park
A Christmas Story
 December 14 starts at dark
Where: Town Park in the community of Avalon Park
Cost: Free

Winter Park
 November 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Central Park in Downtown Winter Park
Cost: Free

Baldwin Park
A Christmas Story
When: December 21, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Village Green Center
Orlando, FL 32814
Cost: Free

Date Night at Orlando Public Library
November 29: Planes, Trains and Automobiles
December 27: New Year’s Eve
When: Last Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Orlando Public Library
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Cost: Free

Leu Gardens Date Night
A Christmas Carol 1938
When: December 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Cost: $5 adults, $2 for children. Garden members receive free admission.

Saturday Matinee Classics at Enzian Theater
It’s a Wonderful Life
When: December 8 at 12 p.m.
Where: Enzian Theater
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Cost: $8 general admission

Enzian Theater’s Wednesday Night Pitcher Show
December 5: Scrooged
December 19: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
When: Select Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.
Where: Enzian’s Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Cost: Free

Light Up UCF
Enjoy holiday classics on a giant screen at Light Up UCF on select nights at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. now through January 6, 2013. Check the Light Up UCF website for scheduled show dates. During the annual holiday event, UCF transforms into a winter fun zone with free light shows, free outdoor holiday movies, rides and attractions including ice-skating, an ice slide and photos with Santa.

Letters to Santa at Enzian Theater
Kids, naughty or nice, are invited to the special December program, Letters to Santa, at Enzian Theater in Maitland on Saturday, December 1. The entire family can watch the family-friendly film, ‘The Year Without A Santa Claus.’ Kids under 12 will get a free letter kit to write their wish list, dine on a menu of chocolate chip cookies and hot cocoa and meet Santa for visits and photos.

When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Cost: Kids under 12 are $5, adults $8 and Enzian Members $7.50

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