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5 to find: Great Christmas gifts for the movie-lover in your family

December 5, 2018

Find this retro-cool Admiral Twin Drive-In T-shirt at downtown store Boomtown Tees, 114A S. Elgin Ave. Courtesy/JoAnn Frizell

A gift certificate for your favorite movie theater is always an excellent Christmas present — it fits perfectly in a stocking, you see a movie for free and that makes it hurt less when you pay for concessions.

There are also other gift-giving options out there for your movie-lover in the Tulsa area, beginning with these five suggestions.

Circle Cinema membership

Tulsa’s historic art-house cinema is a nonprofit theater, and that allows it to sell memberships that offer benefits that really add up for those loyal to the Circle’s film offerings. Starting at $50 for an individual or $90 for a couple, benefits include $3 off regular admission each visit, free popcorn Mondays, free admission in your birthday month and more (circlecinema.com).

‘Aquaman’

Do you like early Christmas gifts? Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you can purchase tickets (as many as 10) on the Amazon website for a local screening of comic-book movie “Aquaman” on Dec. 15, six days ahead of its Dec. 21 nationwide debut.

‘Bumblebee’

Those looking most forward to seeing the new “Transformers” movie — set in the 1980s, starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena, not directed by Michael Bay — won’t have to wait until the Dec. 21 opening day if you buy them tickets for advance screenings Saturday, Dec. 8. Each ticket provides admission, bonus content and a Transformers: Tiny Turbo Changers movie toy. Tickets for these screenings are now on sale at Broken Arrow Warren Theatre and Cinemark Tulsa.

Classic drive-in T-shirt

Boomtown Tees has great Tulsa nostalgia T-shirts honoring the memories of long-gone landmarks like Camelot Hotel and the Zingo roller coaster, as well as those still in existence. One of the best of these is a retro-cool Admiral Twin Drive-In model for $25 (boomtowntees.com).

‘White Christmas’ sing-along

The showing of “White Christmas” with host Jody McIntyre leading the audience into a sing-along version, with Christmas music provided by the theater pipe organ afterward, has become a Tulsa tradition, and tickets go fast. The Dec. 14-15 shows are sold out, but when we last checked, there were still seats available for the Dec. 21-22 shows (circlecinema.com).

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