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Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomy of a Fall
  • 2023
  • 2h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Justine Triet
  • Cast: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner

When her husband Samuel is mysteriously found dead in the snow below their secluded chalet, Sandra becomes the main suspect when the police begin to question whether he fell or was pushed. The trial soon becomes not just an investigation, but a gripping psychological journey into the depths of Sandra and Samuel’s complicated marriage. With conflicting evidence and inconsistent testimony, words are wielded like weapons and shocking truths come to light in this thrilling Palme d’Or winner.

Mon 11 Dec

André Rieu's White Christmas

André Rieu's White Christmas
  • 2023
  • 3h
  • U
  • Cast: André Rieu

The King of Waltz brings you a festive spectacular from his winter palace in his hometown of Maastricht.

Sun 10 Dec

Animal

Animal
  • 2023
  • India
  • 3h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
  • Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor

A son will do anything to make his father pay attention to him. He'd kill for it.

Fri 8 Dec

CBeebies Panto: Robin Hood

CBeebies Panto: Robin Hood
  • 2023
  • UK
  • 1h
  • U
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, Maddie Moate, Ben Faulks, Jennie Dale, Rhys Stephenson, Dodge T Dog

CBEEBIES PANTO 2023 - Experience the magic of the CBeebies Christmas Show on the BIG CINEMA SCREEN, with additional Exclusive Content featuring your favourite CBeebies stars!

The show will be sprinkled with plenty of CBeebies magic, festive music, stunning dance performances and a star cast of CBeebies presenters and on-screen talent, making it an engaging theatrical spectacle for all the family.

Sat 9 Dec
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Wed 13 Dec

A Christmas Carol

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tom Cairns
  • Cast: Simon Callow

One-man theatrical version of the classic Christmas story based on Dickens' own performance adaptation. Created by Simon Callow and director-designer Tom Cairns.

Thu 14 Dec

Double Bill: The Snowman / The Snowman & The Snowdog

Double Bill: The Snowman / The Snowman & The Snowdog
  • 1982 / 2012
  • UK
  • U

A double bill of Raymond Briggs' animated classics.

'The Snowman' weaves a spell of magical enchantment as a young boy's snowman comes to life and escorts him on a magical flying visit to the North Pole.

In 'The Snowman and The Snowdog' a young boy moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snow dog out of the excess snow. The trio fly off in a plane to meet Santa, who gives the boy a magical dog collar which will make it the happiest Christmas ever for him.

Fri 8 Dec
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Wed 13 Dec

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy.

Fri 8 Dec
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Sun 24 Dec

Gremlins

Gremlins
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • Written by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman

Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. A tongue-in-cheek Yuletide romp filled with in-jokes.

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Mon 11 Dec

A Haunting in Venice

A Haunting in Venice
  • 2023
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Tina Fey, Jamie Dornan, Michelle Yeoh, Kyle Allen, Camille Cottin, Jude Hill, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, Kelly Reilly, Riccardo Scamarico

Kenneth Branagh returns as Poirot who, now retired, attends a séance at which one of the guests is murdered. Based on Agatha Christie's novel, Hallowe'en Party.

Tue 12 Dec
Senior

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

An alternative Christmas treat chosen by you. When Kevin is accidently left Home Alone he is forced to protect his house from a pair of bungling burglars.

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

Fri 8 Dec
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How to Have Sex

How to Have Sex
  • 2023
  • 1h 38min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Molly Manning Walker
  • Cast: Mia McKenna-Bruce, Shaun Thomas, Lara Peake

An arresting drama, which deals boldly but thoughtfully with matters of consent and sexual violence.

Tue 12 Dec

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
  • 2023
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Francis Lawrence
  • Cast: Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman, Peter Dinklage, Josh Andrés Rivera, Viola Davis

A prequel to the Hunger Games series.

Fri 8 Dec
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Thu 14 Dec

It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas Classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in debt, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise.

After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty, and what it means to lead a wonderful life.

Wed 13 Dec

Love Actually

Love Actually
  • 2003
  • UK / US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Curtis
  • Written by: Richard Curtis
  • Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson

Curtis aims to prove the anodyne point that love is actually all around us with a huge cast and several different story strands. So we see Nighy, Thompson, Grant, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln and Laura Linney all pop up to play out their roles. Lightweight and over-populated romantic comedy.

Mon 11 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec

Napoleon

Napoleon
  • 2023
  • UK / US
  • 2h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby, Tahar Rahim

Director Ridley Scott’s film takes a personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte's origins, and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor viewed through the prism of his addictive, and often volatile, relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. Starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon and Vanessa Kirby as Josephine.

Fri 8 Dec
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Thu 14 Dec

National Theatre Live: Yerma

National Theatre Live: Yerma
  • UK
  • Cast: Billie Piper

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Please note that this performance contains some strobe lighting.

Wed 13 Dec

Puffin Rock and the New Friends

Puffin Rock and the New Friends
  • 2023
  • UK / Ireland
  • 1h 32min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jeremy Purcell
  • Cast: Geraldine Cole, Amy Huberman, Aaron MacGregor, Beth McCafferty, Euan McGrath, Chris O'Dowd, Eva Whittaker

When the final Little Egg of the season disappears, Oona and her friends embark on a race against time to try to save it before a big storm hits the island.

Sat 9 Dec
Kids
Sun 10 Dec
Kids

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
  • 2023
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Ritchie
  • Cast: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter

Concert film of Beyoncé recorded on her Renaissance world tour.

Fri 8 Dec
Sat 9 Dec
Sun 10 Dec
Thu 14 Dec

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
  • 2023
  • UK

The Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker ​

Running time 170 minutes (including one interval)

Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

Tue 12 Dec
Sun 17 Dec

Saltburn

Saltburn
  • 2023
  • UK / US
  • 2h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Emerald Fennell
  • Cast: Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe, Carey Mulligan

A university student is drawn into the world of an aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's estate for the summer.

Mon 11 Dec
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Thu 14 Dec

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
  • 2023
  • US
  • 2h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Wrench
  • Cast: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's film of a concert from her Eras Tour.

Wed 13 Dec

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving
  • 2023
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon

After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes a town.

Sun 10 Dec

Wish

Wish
  • 2023
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Fawn Veerasunthorn
  • Cast: Ariana DeBose, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk, Angelique Cabral, Victor Garber, Natasha Rothwell, Jennifer Kumiyama, Evan Peters, Harvey Guillén

Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen.

Fri 8 Dec
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Thu 14 Dec

Wonka

Wonka
  • 2023
  • UK / US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane, Keegan-Michael Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter, Tom Davis, Olivia Colman, Hugh Grant

An origin story for Willy Wonka featuring an all-star cast and directed by Paddington's Paul King.

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