Movies, restaurants open Christmas Day

By Charlie Pearl and Kristina Betsworth Published:

If the family dog intercepts the turkey on Saturday and gobbles it up as in the movie classic “A Christmas Story,” Franklin countians have a few dining-out options through the day and evening on both the west and east sides of town.

And if cabin fever hits after being home all day, six movies at Chakeres Franklin Square Cinema 6 will be shown at various times beginning at 4:15 Christmas afternoon and continuing through the evening.

Also, Sunday afternoon the Grand Theatre will show two Christmas classics: “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart at 2; and “Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase at 4:30.

Admission is $1 for each movie.

And if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, there’s a 60 percent chance of light snow with some accumulation on Friday evening and a 50 percent chance of light snow on Christmas Day, according to the National Weather Service for the Frankfort area.

As of 8 a.m. today the proponents of a white Christmas were leading the State Journal’s weekly poll question by a 52 to 47 percent margin.

These restaurants are open Christmas Day:
>Shoneys, 1239 U.S. 127 south, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
>China Buffet, 1300 U.S. 127 south, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
>Ginza Japanese Steakhouse, 111 West Ridge Drive,  noon to 10 p.m.
>Sonic Drive-In, 1010 Louisville Road, 5 p.m. to midnight.
>Waffle House, 1562 Versailles Road, open 24 hours.
>Subway, 260 Versailles Road, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Subway on U.S. 127 south will be closed Christmas Day.)

While all banks are closed Christmas Day, most are open part of the day on Christmas Eve. These include:
>Citizens Commerce National Bank, open until noon.
>Commonwealth Credit Union, open until noon.
>Community Trust Bank, open until noon.
>Farmers Bank, open until noon.
>Fifth Third Bank, open until 2 p.m.
>Mainsource Bank, open until 2 p.m.
>Republic Bank, open until noon.
>Whitaker Bank, open until noon.
First Federal and Kentucky Employees Credit Union are closed Christmas Eve.

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