James Stewart and Frank Capra on the set of It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946

On Saturday, December 16th, host Michael Sprouse kicked off “Cinema Saturday”. Cinema Saturday will be the subject of the show every third Saturday of the month.

The focus of the Dec. 16th show was “Favorite Holiday Films”. From classics like Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” to more recent favorites like 2003’s “Elf” staring Will Ferrell, the conversation was fun-filled and thought provoking when you rethink some of these films with an awareness of some of the behind the scene trivia facts about production and actor’s motivation.

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In particular, this week’s episode includes discussion this remarkable scene which can be viewed online here: Scene From It’s A Wonderful Life – George returns for his hat.

For future “Cinema Saturdays” (the next being January 20th) look for on-air interviews with local and regional filmmakers, actors and producers as well as insight from members as such groups as the Rehoboth Beach Film Society  and the Dewey Artist Collaboration.

There will be trivia questions and fun facts, plus your chance to win prizes from local merchants when you call or text in on the Coastal A&E Hotline at 302-839-1059! Have you seen a new film recently that rocked your world? Who’s your favorite actor or director of all time? Is there a “must see” list in your head of classic films?

Call in and join the conversation with your thoughts and comments!