Christmas at FACT: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
This December, Picturehouse at FACT are screening nine of the best festive films ever made including Frozen, Die Hard and Elf!
10 December 2014
We LOVE Christmas at FACT and for 2014's festive season we've got a host of films to get you in the Christmas spirit!
The season kicks off later this week with 1984’s festive comedy horror, Gremlins! When a boy breaks three of the key rules for his new pet he inadvertently unleashes a horde of gleeful little monsters that rampage across his town. Directed by Joe Dante, the infamous horror director, Gremlins is a bizarre, hilarious and shocking Christmas classic. The film is showing on 1 December at 9pm.
Up next in the series, on 13 December at 9pm, is Nightmare Before Christmas. Featuring stunning stop-motion animation and Tim Burton’s magical storytelling skills, The Nightmare Before Christmas demands to be seen on the big screen. It is showing on 13 December at 9pm.
John McClane (Bruce WIllis) wants to spend Christmas with his estranged with but terrorist Hans Gruber (Rickman) has other ideas. In what must be the ultimate alternative festive film, he must fight through Nakatomi Plaza to defeat Alan Rickman’s terrorist gang. Die Hard is screening on 19 December at 9pm.
Next up is one of the greatest Christmas films ever, Elf, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy. To many, watching this film now represents the ‘official’ start of the festive season. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Buddy on 20 December at 9pm and 23 December at 3.30pm.
Michael Caine, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy all star in our next festive treat. The Muppet Christmas Carol retells the story of Scrooge with a cast of all your favourite Muppets. The film is showing on 20 December at 3.30pm and 23 December at 1pm.
Frozen has become the biggest family film ever this year and we are very excited to finish off 2014 with an exclusive fancy dress sing-along screening! Tickets are running low so don’t delay in booking yours for the one off screening on 21 December at 1.30pm.
Left at home as his parents head off on holiday, eight year old Kevin has to protect himself and the house from two determined burglars using an array of dangerous weapons fashioned from household items. Home Alone is showing on 21 December at 4pm.
The Vintage Sunday series also turns Christmassy this December with the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street starring Maureen O’Hara which is showing on 14 December followed by the Christmas classic that is It’s a Wonderful Life. The film screens on 21 December at 6pm and then again on 24 December at both 3.25pm and 6.10pm.
Tickets for all screenings are available now online, by phone on 0871 902 5737 and from the Box Office.