Wondering where to get your festive flicks fix in Manchester this Christmas? We’ve got you covered
Ho, ho, ho! From Home Alone to The Holiday, there’s a veritable Santa’s sackful of Christmas treats screening in Manchester this Christmas.
In addition to Christmas-themed programmes at your local cinemas, there are a number of alternative venues offering festive fare, including new openings and pop-up picture palaces.
From beloved Yuletide classics to festive family films, there’s certain to be something for everyone, whether you’re a grouchy Grinch or an elated elf. Here’s a round-up of celluloid Christmas crackers for your perusal.
The Snowman at The Bridgewater Hall
Raymond Briggs’ perennial favourite returns to The Bridgewater Hall after its successful screenings last year.
Fans of The Snowman can enjoy the film with The Hallé orchestra performing Craig Armstrong’s score on 20th and 23rd December.
The Village Screen at Victoria Baths
The Village Screen Pop-up Cinema returns to Manchester’s Victoria Baths for a long weekend of Christmas classics that includes Home Alone, Elf, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Love, Actually.
Running between 6th and 8th December, the screenings will take place in the ornate surroundings of Manchester’s Edwardian water palace, with the period detailing of the Gala pool providing a uniquely memorable setting.
Each screening will also have a DJ playing Christmas tracks before the film, plus a selection of street food vendors and a pop-up bar, serving a selection of drinks throughout the evening.
Full-price tickets cost between £14.50 and £16.50 (for balcony or pool-level seats).
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