Sam I Am Films, producers of Scrooge & Marley, a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, will show in more than a dozen cities this holiday season.
In Los Angeles, the film runs Nov. 21-27 at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. In Seattle, the film runs Dec. 5 at the Jewelbox Theatre in Belltown. In Chicago, the hometown film will run one week at the prestigious Music Box Theatre Nov. 29-Dec. 6, including an opening night gala with the actors and filmmakers.
The film will also be available on DVD, Blu-ray and soundtrack in December.
Acclaimed out actor David Pevsner portrays Ben Scrooge while former Saturday Night Live star Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The film also stars Rusty Schwimmer, Bruce Vilanch, Megan Cavanagh, Ronnie Kroell, David Moretti, Richard Ganoung, and JoJo Baby. It is narrated by Tony award-winning actress Judith Light. The stars at the gala opening include Pevsner, Schwimmer, Vilanch, Cavanagh, Kroell, Moretti and Ganoung.
Scrooge & Marley was shot in Chicago in May and also highlights a host of recognized theatrical actors who round out the cast: Drew Anderson, Christopher Allen, Nicholas Bailey, Allison Torem, Fawzia Mirza, Peter Mohawk, Becca Kaufman, Scott Duff, PJ Powers, Amy Matheny, and many more.
Scrooge & Marley features a wide range of music from award-winning singers and bands, with a special end credit song performed by Jason Gould and written for the film by Marsha Malamet, Liz Vidal and Stephan Oberhoff. Other performers in the film and soundtrack include Matt Alber, BETTY, Linda Good, Amber deLaurentis, Becca Kaufman, Jeannie Tanner, and more.
Following are the upcoming screenings of the movie (more to be added):
Nov. 21-27: Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 310-478-3836. All shows 1pm. Special talk-back with actors Sunday, Nov. 25, 1pm. More information here.
Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport. More information here.
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012: 7pm: The Rendezvous JewelBox Theatre (2322 2nd Ave., Seattle) will serve as host with proceeds benefiting Social Outreach Seattle (SOSea). This special screening is being presented by The Seattle Lesbian. Tickets are $10 general admission and $25 VIP. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m., full bar and food menu available. More information here.
Thursday, Dec. 6: Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film festival special screening. 8pm, $10, at Baywalk Muvico, 151 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Fla. More information here.
Friday, Dec. 7: 8 pm, Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Michigan. More information here.
Saturday, Dec. 8: 7:30pm, Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, Mich., 616-459-4788. More information here.
Sunday, Dec. 9: 2pm, Cinema Center, 437 East Berry St., Fort Wayne, Ind., 260-426-3456. More information here.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7pm, Philadelphia Ritz East, 125 South Second Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 215-925-7900. More information here.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7pm, Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs, 2300 E. Baristo Rd., 760-325-6565. Cast David Pevsner, Ronnie Kroell and David Moretti will do a post-show talk-back. Benefit for Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. More information here.
Sunday, Dec. 16: 3:15pm, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, Calif. In a double-header with Hannah Free starring Sharon Gless, 1pm, $8, start time, Scrooge & Marley at 3:15pm, $10. Tickets available at the door prior to show time. More information here.
Sunday, Dec. 16: 3:30pm, Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 937-767-7671. More information here.
Tuesday, Dec. 18: 5:30pm, Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St., Columbia, SC. More information here.
Thursday, Dec. 20: 5pm, Landmark Theatres Sunshine Cinema, 143 W. Houston St., New York, NY. More information here
Friday, Dec. 21: 8:15pm; Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:45pm; and Thursday, Dec. 27, 7:45pm at Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N., State Street, Chicago. More information here.
Friday, Dec. 21: 7 and 9pm, Reel Affirmations XTRA: Monthly Film Series, at Carnegie Institute for Science at 1530 P Street NW. More information here.
More screenings to be added in additional cities this December.