Classic Christmas films at the Showroom Cinema this week
This Christmas at the Showroom we’re getting into the full festive spirit - from the menu on the table to the films on the screen.
So why not throw on your favourite sweater, get comfy in our plush cinema seats and catch a proper Christmas classic like It’s a Wonderful Life or The Muppet Christmas Carol in the run up to the big day.
A time worn seasonal tradition at the Showroom, It’s A Wonderful Life is the quintessential Hollywood Christmas film and a classic that’s withstood the tests of time.
For those who still haven’t experienced this heart-warming festive gem, the film sees Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey - weighed down by life’s responsibilities and having sacrificed his own dreams to help others - contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve.
But before he can, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) intervenes, showing him what life would be like in the sleepy, close-knit town of Bedford Falls without his positive influence. Clarence shows George all the lives he’s touched, and how different the community would be without him.
With its positive message about the importance of looking out for others (a message that sits just the right side of sweetly sentimental) It’s a Wonderful Life is a welcome balm in these divided times of ours.
Whilst in The Muppet Christmas Carol, the goose is getting fat and Kermit and pals are out in force in a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the Dickens classic.
With Michael Caine as Scrooge and a gaggle of heart-warming songs, there’s no better way to get into the spirit than with a magical romp through Christmas past, present and future!
We’ll also be screening modern Christmas classics Elf and Gremlins.
The former stars Will Ferrell as Buddy the elf who, being six-foot tall, is a tad different to the other elves...
As a baby Buddy was accidentally whisked to the North Pole and raised alongside the rest of Santa’s helpers.
Now adult-sized, it becomes clear that he’s been plonked into the wrong world like an overwhelmingly optimistic cuckoo.
So, full of heart and Christmas cheer, Buddy sets out on a journey across the frozen north in search of his real family - with only a snow globe as a map to New York City.
Finally, there are just three rules when it comes to the strange pet young Billy receives as a gift from his dad for Christmas in Joe Dante’s cult festive classic Gremlins: don’t expose it to bright light, don’t let it get wet, and never, ever feed it after midnight.
For more information, and to book tickets for any of these screenings at The Showroom this Christmas, visit: https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/christmas-at-the-showroom