The Nightmare Before Christmas has been a Halloween tradition for the last 30 years.  Yes, it's been 30 years since the movie was released.

Now you get to see it again in a new way with the screen and music of the film coming together for an awesome night at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.

Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween Movie

Disney's Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Live To Film Concert Experience
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Some people will debate that the Nightmare Before Christmas is in fact a Christmas movie.  However, the movie was released on October 29, 1993 for Halloween.  You see Halloween decorations of the characters.  And the movie is streamed, played in theatres, and performed live, during Halloween.

Although maybe the best way to classify it is that it's "both" Halloween and Christmas.  Bringing the two worlds together in a form of innovative animation and songs that are now classics in American culture.

You can see that animation with the songs performed in a very unique way just in time...for Halloween.

Watch Nightmare Before Christmas With A Live Orchestra

Disney's Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" Live To Film Concert Experience
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On October 28, 2023, one day shy of the 30th anniversary of the full release of the film, you can watch it with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra at the Adler Theatre.

This Halloween, experience Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas like never before! Follow the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to kidnap Santa Clause and take over the Christmas holiday. Watch this timeless holiday classic in its entirety as the Quad City Symphony Orchestra performs every note of Grammy®-winning composer Danny Elfman’s score live to film.

The show is coming quickly and a few seats remain at the Quad City Symphony Orchestra website.

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