There's one in virtually every town. But until now, if you lived in Anchorage or Omaha or Tulsa, you weren't able to see what many consider the Nutcracker gold standard: the late George Balanchine's classic production for New York City Ballet.
On Dec. 13, though, the company will beam a live "Nutcracker" performance in high-definition from Lincoln Center to some 560 movie theaters in all 50 states, followed the next night by a live broadcast on public television.
In taking its "Nutcracker" national, the company hopes to promote its brand, earn new revenue and join a growing trend of HD transmissions of live performance, pioneered by the Metropolitan Opera.
Here is a list of theaters in Washington state that will be broadcasting the performance live:
Anacortes Cinemas ANACORTES
Auburn 17 Theatres AUBURN
Bainbridge Cinemas BAINBRIDGE ISLAND
Bellis Fair 6 Cinema BELLINGHAM
Century Theatres Federal Way 16 FEDERAL WAY
Gig Harbor Uptown 10 GIG HARBOR
Columbia Mall 8 KENNEWICK
AMC Kent Station 14 KENT
Alderwood 7 Theatres LYNNWOOD
Monroe 12 MONROE
Capital Mall 14 OLYMPIA
Bella Bottega 11 Cinema REDMOND
AMC Southcenter 16 with IMAX SEATTLE
Northgate-Thornton Place IMAX SEATTLE
Northtown 12 SPOKANE