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Westport Cinema group to screen 'Holiday Inn' on Sunday

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The classic movie musical, "Holiday Inn," will be screened to benefit the Westport Cinema Initiative on Sunday afternoon.

"Holiday Inn," the 1942 film classic that features Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas," will be screened Sunday by the Westport Cinema Initiative at Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

The screening is sponsored by the Westport Cinema Initiative, and for film buffs who'd like to make it dinner and a movie, Chinese food can be ordered for the show, the group said.

The program is planned at 4:30 p.m. at the 75 Church Lane church, and will have an ecumenical theme.

The program will open with the telling of holiday stories by Cantor Laura Berman of the Conservative Synagogue, and the Rev. Edward C. Horne of United Methodist Church.

Tickets will be available at the door or online at www.westportcinema.org. Food may be paid for online along with tickets. Menu selections will be made at the event, the cinema group said.

"Holiday Inn" stars Crosby, Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds and features the music of Irving Berlin.

Crosby is the owner of an inn that opens only during the holidays. He and Astaire, one of the inn's performers, vie for the attention of Reynolds, a rising talent whom Astaire would like as his dance partner.

Tickets to the show are $10, and attendees will be able to order food from Westport Chinese Takeout for an additional $10, with delivery during the show, the group said.

Proceeds will benefit the Westport Cinema Initiative, which plans to build a nonprofit movie house on a parcel off Main Street, behind Tavern on Main restaurant.