Last week I finally saw “Miracle on 34th Street” on the big screen. Not that weak color remake, mind you. I’m talking about the original, in glorious black and white. After all these years of watching the film on TV with “minimal commercial interruptions” I saw the film as it was enjoyed by audiences during its initial release in 1947.
Many thanks to the Fox Theatre, here in Tucson, Arizona, for including “Miracle on 34th Street” in its holiday film series. The Fox, by the way, is a classic Art Deco movie house, recently restored to its original glory; it’s the perfect venue for classic films like “Miracle.” If you’re ever in Tucson, be sure to check out the Fox – it hosts live performances as well.