Christmas is approaching at breakneck speed. Like the Polar Express careering across the tracks, the festive holiday shows to sign of slowing as the annual whirlwind of shopping, eating and toasting all things Christmas begins.
One of the fondest of all the traditions that comes at this time of year is getting the family together to watch an old family movie favourite. Whether it’s The Wizard Of Oz or perhaps The Muppet Christmas Carol, there’s nothing quite like gathering everybody around the screen to once again hear those well-worn songs and revisit our cherished characters.
This year, you have the chance to relive some of the greatest seasonal classics on The Mockingbird Cinema’s big screen with their fun-filled Festive Film Season! Chestnuts roasting, mistletoe and wine, John McClane in a tower… it’s what Christmas is all about!
Here’s what’s on The Mockingbird’s big screen this festive season:
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
Tuesday 5th December (8.45pm)
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease of life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
Wednesday 6th December (8.30pm)
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realises that there’s no one to save the hostages — but him.
Thursday 7th December (8.00pm)
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve.
Sunday 10th December (8.05pm)
In this modern take on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.
Tuesday 12th December (8.30pm)
Book tickets for any of these films, plus other blockbusters such as Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and more on the Mockingbird’s website: TICKETS