The best Thanksgiving movie ever made, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, will be playing on the big screen at Penn Cinema on the waterfront on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th.
If you’ve never seen it, you seriously need to remedy that travesty, and I don’t want to spoil it for you. Let’s just say it’s a late 80s John Hughes film and both John Candy and Steve Martin are outstanding, as they pretty much always were during that time. Heck, Roger Ebert gave it four stars in a review he wrote in the year 2000— that’s how much it stuck out in his memory.
You can buy your tickets in advance here. Showtimes are at 4:30, 7:00 and 9:15 each day; tickets are $9 for the 4:30 showing and $11.50 for the evening showings. Seniors and kids ages 12 and under are $8.50 regardless of time; be aware that the movie does carry an R rating, mostly for a scene where Steve Martin loses it and drops the F bomb a dozen times in about a minute. Other than that it’s really PG material.
If you can’t see it in the theater, Planes, Trains and Automobiles will air on the CW Wednesday night at 8pm ET. It’s also available to stream on Netflix and Amazon (that’s an affiliate link, which means Amazon will throw me a few cents if you go that route).
Doesn’t matter how, just make sure you watch it this Thanksgiving and every year from now on!