Arts and Entertainment

Federal Way video stores and movie theaters stay open on Christmas Day

What is there to do once all the presents are unwrapped?

While most businesses shut down on Christmas, the entertainment industry does not.

"We will be busy," said Tamika Foster, a manager at Century Theatres in Federal Way. "There are a lot of new movies that come out that day."

The theater, located in The Commons mall, will be open regular hours. For showtimes, call (253) 946-0942 or check online.

Of course, there are also the tried-and-true movies to be rented. Both Hollywood Video and Blockbuster are open on Christmas Day. Blockbuster, located at 31401 Pacific Highway S., is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Hollywood Video, located at 33702 21st Ave. SW, is open from noon to midnight.

"We tend to be busy on the holidays," said Heidi Nelson, manager at Hollywood Video.

Both stores have a special holiday section filled with the holiday genre.

(Editor's note: To view movie times in your area, click over to pnwLocalMovies.)

Top Christmas movies (in no particular order):

"White Christmas"

"Elf"

"Santa Clause" (and any of the sequels)

"The Bishop's Wife"

"The Nightmare Before Christmas"

"Scrooged"

"A Christmas Carol"

"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

"Home Alone"

"Miracle on 34th Street"

"It's a Wonderful Life"

"A Christmas Story"

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000)

"Holiday Inn" (1942)

"Polar Express"

"Muppet Christmas Carol"

"Jack Frost"

"Babes in Toyland"

"Prancer"

Movies coming out in theaters on Christmas Day at Century Theatres, located at The Commons mall in Federal Way:

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

"Bedtime Stories"

"The Spirit"

"Marley and Me"

"Valkyrie"

Also playing on Christmas Day at Century Theatres:

"Seven Pounds"

"The Tale of Despereaux"

"Yes Man"

"Doubt"

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