Today: February 21, 2024

A Sleigh Full Of Cinema

Whether you’re running through your local town centre pulling a James Stewart from It’s A Wonderful Life or re-enacting the classic Culkin scream from Home Alone, Christmas is steeped in movie memories.

Whether you’re running through your local town centre pulling
James Stewart from It’s A Wonderful Life or re-enacting
the classic Culkin scream from
Alone, Christmas is steeped in movie memories.
Always keen to celebrate
tradition and collect the masses in from the cold, venues, organisations and charities
will be flinging open their doors in the name of Christmas with a hearty spread
of cheer.

For a thoroughly festive affair, Brum’s can head to the Birmingham Cathedral on December the
14th for an evening of Crimbo themed short films including Edison’s 1910
adaptation of A Christmas Carol and Buster Keaton’s 1928 feature The Cameraman, with piano filled
intervals. Tickets won’t leave you short at £5.00 each, and you can book
tickets on 0121 236 4688.

For a glamorous way to spend a Saturday evening in South
Wales, the Rhiwbina Memorial Hall is
rounding off a local fashion show with a screening of Richard Curtis’s holiday staple Love Actually. Stalls and refreshments will be on site, with events
kicking off from 7 o’clock on the 8th December. Find out more
information HERE

For some free and family friendly capers, Gate Church International in Dundee is
hosting a screening of The Muppet
Christmas Carol
on December the 2nd. Booze free mulled wine and
mince pies will be served for Jim
seasonal favourite as well as gift for all in attendance. For more
details of the event, email the Church’s box office at

From cathedrals to castles and a trio of early classics to be
shown on the first three Saturdays of December at Dean Castle. Holiday Inn
kicks things off, starring Bing Crosby
and Fred Astaire in this 1942
musical, with the 1935 edition of Scrooge
and the original Miracle on 34th
following suit. With your ticket comes a buffet and homemade popcorn
for all round stodge fest. Book you tickets HERE

Specifically for little cinema goers, an end of term treat
lies at the Bacon Theatre in
Cheltenham with a showing of Aardman crimbo
release Arthur Christmas. There are
treats and a massive Christmas tree in tow, as well as visit from the big man
himself. The afternoon will be held on the 20th of December, tickets
are £6.50 and you can book them HERE

If you’re not a fan of bright lights or water, head to the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds for Joe Dante’s Gremlins on December the
6th. Mulled wine and hot grub are available (not to be consumed after midnight)
for this scary take on the holidays. To attend visit the gallery’s site HERE

A meaty selection of glorious cinema is being shown daily
running up to December 25th at both Netil House and The Round
in trendy North London. From Elf
to Die Hard, Experience cinema has
got it covered, with traditional features running against not so festive
offerings that still have Christmas scenes to acquire all tastes. The full run down can be found HERE

Homely cinema chain PictureHouse
will be embracing the less obvious faces of holiday cheer over December,
showing Oliver Diekmann’s When Santa
Fell to Earth
and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Main Picture) starring Chevy Chase and Johnny Galecki as well as recent
favourite Elf, Burton presented animation The
Nightmare Before Christmas
and this year’s latest addition Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
across the country. To see what’s coming to your soon, visit the PictureHouse
site HERE

Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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