The Nightmare Before Christmas


The Historic Artcraft Theatre Fri, Sep 29, 2023 2:00 PM
The Historic Artcraft Theatre Fri, Sep 29, 2023 7:30 PM
The Historic Artcraft Theatre Sat, Sep 30, 2023 2:00 PM
The Historic Artcraft Theatre Sat, Sep 30, 2023 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Regular Series
Run Time:1 hour and 16 minutes
Release Year:1993
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Henry Selick
Cast:Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
Ken Page
Movie Sponsor:Henn Haworth Cummings + Page
Program Sponsor:Martin and Linda Bielawski
Backstage Sponsor:Prosthetic Solutions of Indiana
Prize Sponsor:Courtney, Kim, & Rick Moss
Concession Sponsor:Central Indiana Land Trust
Cartoon Sponsor:Martin and Linda Bielawski
Volunteer Sponsor:Generations Custom Auto and Collision


September 29 and 30 - Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. both days. Scheduled to show on 35mm film, with the print from the Branigin Film Library. Onsale for members 8/30; for the general public, on 9/6 between noon and 1 p.m.

What it is: The Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington, discovers the existence of other holidays as he is bored with the frights and scares of Halloween. He becomes fascinated by Christmas and decides to take on the role of Santa - with disastrous results.

Why we're showing it: This stop-motion musical has become a modern-day classic, with memorable songs, charming characters and incredible stop-motion animated sequences. With the vision of producer Tim Burton, director Henry Selick and his talented voice cast created a whole new world to delight audiences both young and old.

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with a sick individual, for the safety of others, please do not attend. Refunds are available for illnesses - please contact the Will Call office by phone or email.

Effective June 1 2022, the Artcraft is instituting a 3.25% fee on credit card orders to cover the cost of credit card company fees.