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Few films have had a lifespan like Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” And this weekend in Santa Rosa, it will live again.

The movie, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and ultimately was listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American movies ever made.

After an initially weak showing at the box office when it was originally released, the story of George Bailey and his rumpled guardian angel became a mainstay of Christmastime television during the 1980s.

Almost six decades after its debut, the movie has been seen by millions, but relatively few of its fans have ever seen it on the big screen.

Two Santa Rosa theaters — Summerfield Cinemas and Airport Stadium 12 — will screen “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Dec. 20-22.

All seats cost $5. Information: www.sregmovies.com.