Ybor City’s microcinema showing Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse

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Photo via Screen Door: an Ybor City Microcinema

Screen Door Micro Cinema (1624 E 7th Ave) stole my heart when they began their Black Lodge Brunch Series all about Twin Peaks. This Ybor City gem continues to screen some of the best, most innovative and transfixing cinema ever produced in a wonderfully intimate space. While we’re happy to catch the traditional holiday classics across the city, Screen Door’s recent holiday film announcement has us wanting to scream Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho.

On December 2 at 7pm, Screen Door will show the cult favorite Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse. Tickets are $8 and can be reserved in advance online.


Synopsis from Screen Door: Pee-wee gets into the spirit of the season with lots of singing, dancing and other holiday fun with his Playhouse pals and more than a dozen celebrity guest stars as you’ve never seen them before. Everything is going great for Pee-wee… until his Christmas wish list becomes so long that there won’t be enough presents for all the other kids in the world! When Santa Claus pleads for help, Pee-wee reluctantly learns a lesson about the true meaning of Christmas.

Celebrity guest appearances on this special holiday episode include Whoopi Goldberg, Magic Johnson, Grace Jones, k.d. lang, Little Richard, Joan Rivers, Dinah Shore and Oprah Winfrey.

Horror fans should also mark November 24 on their calendar, because the microcinema will show Bob Clark’s 1974 slasher classic Black Christmas.


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