Community banking is certainly on people’s minds following the demise of Park National Bank, and, as it happens, most people’s favorite holiday film is about, of all things, community banking. So it seems only natural that Oak Park’s only remaining community bank, appropriately named Community Bank of Oak Park-River Forest, is sponsoring a special showing of It’s a Wonderful Life at the Lake Theatre (located, conveniently, across the street from the bank) on Dec. 12.

The film is free, but tickets are limited and being handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the bank, located at 1001 Lake in Oak Park and 7777 Lake in River Forest. Call 660-1000, contact or visit for more information.

Join the discussion on social media!