The North Bend Theatre has come up with a safe socially distant way to get into the holiday spirit!
From your car radio, share the classic holiday radio show The Cinnamon Bear with your children. The radio show was originally broadcast in 1937 and continued as a holiday tradition each year. Now, make it your holiday tradition!
The Cinnamon Bear is about Judy and Jimmy Barton who go to the enchanted world of Maybeland to recover their missing Silver Star that belongs on their Christmas tree.
Helping on the search is the Cinnamon Bear, a stuffed bear with shoe-button eyes and a green ribbon around his neck. They meet other memorable characters during their quest, including the Crazy Quilt Dragon, the Wintergreen Witch, Fe Fo the Giant, and Santa Claus.
The North Bend Theatre will play two 15-minute episodes every night beginning December 12 through December 24 on 89.1 FM. The broadcast will be audible within a two-block radius of the theatre at 125 Bendigo Blvd N. in North Bend.
Park your car near the theatre and enjoy this charming children’s series. Street parking is plentiful near the theatre and available afterhours at the bank across the street.
Two of 26 episodes will air around the clock each day, but if you park between 5 and 8 p.m., you can order concessions at the theatre’s ticket window including fresh-popped popcorn, soda, and candy.
If you can’t come each evening, the series will play on the theatre’s website at www.northbendtheatre.com, but just two episodes each night to keep the suspense of Judy and Jimmy’s adventures!
[About the North Bend Theatre: The North Bend Theatre opened its doors on April 9, 1941 with a showing of the movie “Tall, Dark, and Handsome” starring Cesar Romero and Virginia Gilmore. Since 1941, the theatre has continuously operated as an independent movie theatre showing first run and classic movies, hosting film festivals, and offering free summer matinees. Learn more about this historic landmark at www.northbendtheatre.com.]