The Polar Express


All Shows Sold Out!


$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+


No Passes or Coupons Accepted for this Film


 Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime

House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime


The Polar Express All Shows Sold Out!
Friday - Sunday,  November 27 - 29
Featuring the voice of Tom Hanks


The Strand proudly brings back the beloved animated film that has become a yuletide tradition.  A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.


The film used 3D motion capture techniques to digitally record the physical performances of the actors before "skinning" them with their animated forms. All the children's roles were acted by adults using oversized props to get the movement right.  In fact, The Polar Express is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records 2006 as the "first all-digital capture" film, where all acted parts were done in digital capture.

When the Hero Boy first meets the Hobo on the roof of the train, he is playing the carol "Good King Wenceslas." The story of Saint Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia is that of a king braving the harsh winter to bring alms to the poor on the Feast of Stephan, December 26th. His page finds he can't go on through the harsh conditions and is directed to walk in the footprints that the king has made in the snow. The Hobo directs Hero Boy to follow behind him and ultimately helps him reach the engine before they make it to the tunnel, thus allowing him to find and help his friend. This is also a representation of the Holy Spirit idea of the Hobo, that he guides those who believe in Him to safety, even in perilous times.

Friday, November 27   7:30pm
Saturday, November 28  12:00pm, 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee November 29  2:00pm and 5:00pm

2004 Rated G | Runtime 1 hour 40 minutes



Every year since The Strand reopened in 2009, we have hosted the Glade Run Lutheran Services Toy Drive kick off with free screenings of The Polar Express. Families were admitted free when they brought a new, unwrapped gift or gift cards to the theater.

Like so many charity events, this year's program was cancelled due to COVID, but the kids still need your support. Through December 11, we're collecting gifts on their behalf. Anytime you visit The Strand, please bring a gift or gift card, and drop it in our collection bin. Your generosity can help brighten the holiday for a child in need.

Glade Run Lutheran Services provides life-changing services to over 4,000 individuals throughout Western PA.

Please help by providing any of the following items:

# Coloring / Activity Books
# Mandala Coloring Books
# Color Pencils & Markers
# Stress Balls / Rubik's Cube
# Fidget Spinners & Cubes
# Kinetic Sand
# Play Doh
# Legos
# Board Games (Connect 4, Trouble, Sorry, Jenga, HeadBanz)
# Headphones
# Paint (tempera, acrylic, watercolor) & Brushes
# Deck of Cards, Uno, Skip-Bo, Phase 10

# Craft Kits

# Sports Balls

Drop your gift in our collection bin located next to the glass display case in our lobby. We'll get them to the Glade Run office on Monday, December 14, in plenty of time to get them under the tree on Christmas Day. Thanks so much for your kind support!