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Holiday Shindig and Christmas Movies at the Globe in Bertram

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis make a stop on their Holiday Shindig tour at the Globe Theatre in Bertram on Nov. 30. Courtesy photo

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis could have chosen just about any place as a stop on their 2018 Holiday Shindig concert tour, but they picked The Globe Theatre in downtown Bertram.

And why not? Last year, the first time the theater hosted the event, the Holiday Shindig show sold out. Lance Regier of The Globe Theatre expects this year won’t be different. In fact, the mezzanine tickets are already gone, but there are still $30 general admission seats available for the Friday, Nov. 30, performance.

The husband-and-wife duo started Holiday Shindig in 1998 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, but they’ve taken the extremely popular Christmas show on the road, giving people across Texas a chance to enjoy it. The tour marks its 20th anniversary this year.

The Globe Theatre show starts at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m.

The small Bertram theater is the perfect place to enjoy Robison and Willis. The couple love interacting with the audience as they sing holiday classics as well as some of their own songs.

“The best part of The Globe experience is the intimate atmosphere, relaxed seating, and dancing in front of the stage ... a combination you probably won’t find at other venues,” Regier said.

Along with the show, people can enjoy dinner served by local food truck C’est Si Bon as well as regular theater fare.

The Globe Theatre performance is one of the few Central Texas shows on the tour. The other two are in New Braunfels on Dec. 1 and Austin on Dec. 15. The rest are scattered across Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Brenham, Houston, and Beaumont. So if you want to catch this fun holiday event, you better head to for tickets.

If you’re in the mood for classic cinema, The Globe Theatre has a lineup of films this holiday season starting with "The Wizard of Oz" on Friday, Nov. 23.

Other upcoming movies include "Scrooged," an adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" starring Bill Murray, on Dec. 7, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" on Dec. 8, the original "A Christmas Carol" on Dec. 14, "Elf" on Dec. 15, "It’s a Wonderful Life" on Dec. 21, and "A Christmas Story" on Dec. 22. All movies start at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m.

“Despite the fact that all our classic movies are readily available for viewing at home, laptop, or even smartphone, people still come, young and old,” Regier said. “It’s all about the movie theater experience and seeing these movies the way the were intended ... on a large screen, eating popcorn, laughing, or singing along with the rest of the audience. Often, people come to see the movies that they grew up with but never saw in the theaters during first release.”

There are plenty of reasons to head to Bertram for a holiday event at The Globe Theatre, but making memories with your family or friends should be at the top.

“The Wizard of Oz came out in 1939 and was released in theaters many times over the years, so grandparents may have seen it on the big screen as a child,” Regier said. “I think it’s a wonderful idea for them to have their grandchildren with them to pass along the experience. We show this classic every Thanksgiving holiday because what could be more appreciative and American than realizing ‘there’s no place like home?’”

Tickets for the movies are generally $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6-12 for PG-13-rated movies and $3 for ages 3-12 for PG-rated movies. Tickets are available online or at the door, but the Globe Theatre is a cash-only venue.

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