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9 places in Liverpool to watch Christmas films over the festive season

2 months ago

By Dawn Collinson

9 places in Liverpool to watch Christmas films over the festive season

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without watching a Christmas classic film, and even better if it’s on the big screen.

Lots of venues in Liverpool are having special screenings of Christmas films in the run-up to the big day, so here are 9 places where you can take your Buddy to see one …

Philharmonic Hall

Christmas Films
Credit: Liverpool Philharmonic

The Phil has got a trio of Christmas movies lined up this year, starting with The Muppet Christmas Carol on Saturday December 3 at 2.30pm, then Meet Me in St Louis starring Judy Garland on Sunday December 18 at 7.30pm, and two screenings of all-time tear-jerker It’s A Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve at 11am and 3pm. 

Book tickets here.

St George’s Hall

St George's Quarter

Luna Winter Cinema has created a fabulous festive setting in the main hall of St George’s where you’ll find a programme of Christmas films from Saturday December 10 to Friday December 23. It’s got Love Actually, Home Alone and Home Alone 2, The Holiday, Elf, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Die Hard, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bridget Jones’s Diary, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Greatest Showman sing-a-long and It’s A Wonderful Life.

Book tickets here.

British Music Experience

Christmas Films

Get down to the BME at Cunard Building if your number one Christmas film is Scrooged because it’s showing it on Thursday December 15 at 7.30pm. For anyone who needs reminding of this 80s favourite, Bill Murray plays a self-centred TV exec (the updated Ebenezer) who gets given a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas by three visiting ghosts. It’s got a great soundtrack of its time too.

Book tickets here.

Everyman Cinema

Liverpool
Credit: Everyman Cinema

The Metquarter’s going all-out to celebrate Christmas this year with an artisan’s market, festive workshops and seasonal specials at GPO – and there’ll be Christmas films on at Everyman Cinema. Settle down with burgers, pizza and cocktails, and watch Elf, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Home Alone, The Polar Express, Die Hard, Love Actually, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Holiday, A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story, and Royal Opera House’s beautiful festive ballet The Nutcracker. 

Book tickets here.

Liverpool Cathedral

Christmas Film

The cathedral will be hosting a very special screening of animated family favourite The Snowman accompanied by a live orchestra on Thursday December 22 from 5pm to 6.30pm. Alongside The Snowman, audiences can also see The Flight Before Christmas – the new Shaun the Sheep film staged with a live orchestra for the first time. Shaun’s seasonal excitement gets derailed when a farmhouse raid to get stockings for the Flock goes wrong.

Book tickets here.

Plaza Cinema, Crosby

The Plaza’s screening of It’s A Wonderful Life on December 3 is now sold out, but there’s still chance to catch another not-so-often screened Christmas film, this time from the 80s, because Gremlins is on December 8 at 7.45pm. It’s going to be a Christmas special night all round, with DJ Nick Gartland playing 80s tunes from 6.45pm to get everyone in the mood.

Book tickets here.

Fashion Hub 

Credit: Fashion Hub

The Fashion Hub on Constance Street is having a sing-a-long screening of the Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye classic White Christmas on Saturday December 3 from 6pm to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity. Festive costumes are encouraged and there’ll be prizes for the best dressed on the night. All funds raised will go to support four charities – Veterans HQ, Options for Supported Living, South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service, and Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service. 

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Duke Street Market

Credit: Duke Street Market

Duke Street Market’s all dressed up for Christmas and as well as the fantastic food from vendors, you can take the kids along too on Sunday December 4 to see Home Alone, Sunday December 11 to watch The Polar Express and Sunday December 18 for Elf. The films start at 10.30am and it’s a good idea to get there from about 10.15am to get settled in with drinks and snacks.

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FACT

In among the new releases, FACT has got some Christmassy films on its list. It’s showing The Royal Opera House’s The Nutcracker on Thursday December 8 and Tuesday December 13, The Muppet Christmas Carol on Saturday December 17, Die Hard on December 18, Gremlins on December 19, It’s A Wonderful Life on December 21, Elf on December 23 and The Polar Express on Christmas Eve.

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