The last fireworks have banged and whizzed their way out, the pavement is thick with leaves, geese are piling on the pounds, it all points inevitably to the onset of Christmas. Still, embrace it we say, and what could feel more festive than cosying up to watch a film? Sure, eating Turkey and opening presents, maybe an advent calendar, drinking eggnog… ok, but besides all those things? Nothing says the holidays are here than settling in to watch a favourite film, right?
Well you’re in luck. Throughout November and December you can nestle down in a bean bag and enjoy screenings of holiday classics in our snug Winter Pop-Up Cinema. We’ve 3pm showings for the family, and 8pm movies for the grown-ups, so come and join us in the tented Circus Bar right by the river to enjoy these film favourites.
In this 1990 classic the McAllister family are off on a Christmas holiday to Paris, only they’ve forgotten one thing; their eight-year-old, Kevin. All alone in the remarkably huge family home, Kevin relishes the space and freedom, that is until a pair of bumbling burglars close in.
Tim Burton recreates the magical world of all things sweet in this 2005 film starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. Five lucky children who have found the prized golden tickets are taken on a top-secret tour of Wonka’s remarkable factory. But it’s just a chocolate factory, right? What could go wrong?
Not again! Kevin McAllister may not have been left at home this time, but he has somehow landed up all alone in New York City. And you’ll never guess who’s also there too, yep it’s the bungling Wet Bandits. Can he foil them again? Will Kevin’s mum find her boy? And isn’t that the 45th President?
Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale gets The Muppet treatment as Gonzo and Rizzo narrate the heartwarming tale of transformation. Michael Caine, the only non-felt-coated cast member, plays the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge, who is taught the error of his ways by a series of nocturnal visitors.
Nobody puts Baby in a corner. This 1987 coming-of-age age tale of political awakening, star-crossed love and watermelon carrying, sees 17 year-old Baby away on a family holiday. However the vacation soon hots up when she locks eyes, and hips, with the resort’s dance instructor Johnny.
You know it’s Christmas when this guy turns up. No, not Father Christmas, Richard Curtis. In this classic rom com on love in all its guises, Hugh Grant is our Prime Minister, Bill Nighy an ageing rock star, Keira Knightly an unrequited love, and will any of us ever be able to forgive Alan Rickman?
Renee Zellweger brings to life the archetypal 30-something singleton in this adaptation of Helen Fielding’s much loved novel. On New Year’s Day the perfectly imperfect Jones decides to revolutionise her life, and so begins twelve months of high jinks and a very British love triangle.
Oh yes. We’re going here. In this candy-coated romcom Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz organise a transatlantic house-swap to flee relationship issues. Iris (Winslett) is very English, Amanda (Diaz) is very American, but besides the cliches the pair also end up getting more than just a new space to call their own. Namely Jack Black and Jude Law.