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The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin King on October 16!

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a cult-classic stop-motion animated film conceived by Tim Burton, with songs and musical score written by Danny Elfman. Jack, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town (voiced by Chris Sarandon and Elfman) grows tired of the repetition of celebrating Halloween each year. While wandering the woods deep in thought, Jack discovers Christmas Town and decides to take over the holiday to try something new. Sally (voiced by Catherine O’Hara) tells Jack of her premonition that his efforts will end in disaster, but Jack moves forward with his plan, asking Sally to make his Santa Claus suit.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, a first for an animated film, and is credited for innovating the stop-motion art form. “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has a 95% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is a must-see on the big screen.

  • “The Nightmare Before Christmas” plays on Sunday, October 16 at the Bob Hope Fox Theatre.
  • Doors open at 1:00 PM.
  • Dave Moreno plays a live concert at the “Mighty” Morton organ at 1:30 PM.
  • Our master of ceremonies, Matías Bombal announces the movie at 2 PM.
  • Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be available online in advance or at the door.
  • We offer complimentary drinks and snacks, and a tour of the theatre after the film. Donations are greatly appreciated.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is rated PG.


October 16
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Bob Hope Fox Theatre
242 E. Main Street
Stockton, CA 95202 United States
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