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Sat, Dec 25


  • Dir. Norman Jewison
  • USA
  • 1971
  • 183 min. (+10 min. Intermission)
  • G
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Holiday Classics.

Filled with unforgettable characters, irresistible hits, and stunning set pieces, Norman Jewison’s adaptation of the hit Broadway musical won three Academy Awards (including one for then-unknown conductor John Williams), two Golden Globes (Best Picture and Best Actor), and a million hearts. Set in a Ukrainian village in 1905, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF follows Tevye the milkman (Topol, reviving his legendary London stage role) as he musically deals with poverty, the prejudice of non-Jews, and the romantic entanglements of his five daughters.

NOTE: Buy your tickets in advance. Prior Dec 25th screenings of FIDDLER have sold out. 

“It still stands up as an upbeat portrait of pre-revolutionary Russia, and will have you whistling ‘If I Were A Rich Man’ for days.” —Caroline Westbrook, Empire

“Jewison's work on this film is beautiful, visually impressive, and constructed out of inventive intention. But unlike our modern musical films, Jewison's work does not need to call attention to itself at every turn. As much as I love directorial spectacle, Jewison's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF reminds its audience that the most important aspect of a film is its inherent humanity, and a director exists to serve and foster that, not necessarily their own bravado-fueled compositions.” —Gregory Lawrence, Collider

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