Buddy The Elf, Clark Griswold and George Bailey are all coming soon to the big screen in Newport.

Along with their great regular programming, Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center will host the following four Christmas classics in December.

Cinema For A Cause: Elf – Sunday, December 9th at 1 pm

The Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center & Memorial Funeral Home will once again present Elf this Christmas season! This community event will benefit the MLK Community Center.

The only price of admission is a canned good (as much as you’d like to give). All donations will benefit local citizens. The Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center encourages those attending to arrive early for the solo afternoon showing which has become ever more popular as the event gains notice.  More Information

It’s A Wonderful Life – Sunday, December 16th at 12:30 pm

A movie that reminds us of our values and how one person can make a difference …more important than ever in 2018, More Info

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Thursday, December 20th at 7:30 pm

What’s Up Newp and the Jane Pickens Theater & Events Center presents National Lampoon Christmas Vacation Party! Tickets are $10 per person. More Information & Tickets

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker 2018 – Sunday, December 23rd at 12:55 pm

The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage this December for a live broadcast. More Info & Tickets

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.janepickens.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.