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December 2023  |  Various times and dates
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This Christmastime, Broadway are screening some of your favourite Christmas films! So bring the family or a group of friends and cosy up in their comfy seats as you re-live the magic of Elf, The Muppets Christmas Carol & more!

The Night before Christmas | Saturday 2 December 1:45pm | £5

Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," a darkly enchanting stop-motion masterpiece from 1993, adds a touch of gothic fantasy to Broadway's Christmas film repertoire. The film follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, who stumbles upon Christmas Town and decides to take over the holiday. Blending the spooky with the festive, this visually stunning film offers a unique and captivating experience. Directed by Henry Selick, the movie's imaginative world and memorable characters make it a true Christmas favorite. The Nightmare Before Christmas brings a hauntingly beautiful twist to the holiday season, making it an essential watch for those who appreciate a darker, yet magical, Christmas tale.

Arthur Christmas | Saturday 9 December 2:15pm | £5

A heartwarming animated film released in 2011, brings festive joy to Nottinghamshire's holiday movie lineup. Directed by Sarah Smith and Barry Cook, the movie unfolds in Santa's high-tech operation at the North Pole. When a child's present is mistakenly left behind, Arthur, Santa's well-intentioned but accident-prone son, embarks on a whimsical adventure to ensure the gift reaches its destination. With its charming characters, humor, and a touching message about the true spirit of Christmas, "Arthur Christmas" is a delightful addition to Broadways Festive movie selection.

Die Hard | Friday 15 December 8pm

On Christmas Eve, New York detective John McClane arrives in Los Angeles with the aim of reconciling with his estranged wife, Holly, at her work’s Christmas party. When the party is disrupted by a group of heavily armed criminals led by the charismatic Hans Gruber, McClane evades capture and begins a one-man war against the hostage takers.

The Muppet Christmas Carol | Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December | Various times

A beloved holiday favourite regularly ranked among the greatest Christmas films of all time, The Muppet Christmas Carol is sure to delight audiences and generations for decades to come. With a terrific central performance from Michael Caine as Ebenzer Scrooge and a cavalcade of much-loved musical numbers, this raucous retelling of the Charles Dickens story is a Christmas classic not to be missed.

Gremlins | Tuesday 19 December  | 8.30pm

The 1984 cult Christmas classic "Gremlins" directed by Joe Dante, injects a mischievous vibe into the holiday season. Set in a small town, the film follows the chaos caused by adorable Mogwai turning into troublesome Gremlins during Christmas. With a perfect mix of comedy and thrills, "Gremlins" adds a unique twist to festive films. Brace yourself for cute creatures causing big disruptions in this delightful holiday classic.

Carol | Tuesday 19 December | 7:45pm
In 1950s New York, shop girl Therese Belivet spots the beautiful, elegant Carol perusing the Christmas doll displays in the Manhattan department store Therese works at. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences in Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novella, starring Cate Blanchett in a role that instantly became one of her most iconic.

Krampus | Thursday 21 December | 7:45pm

Krampus, the 2015 Christmas horror film directed by Michael Dougherty Follow a dysfunctional family who unwittingly unleash the malevolent Krampus, the anti-Santa, upon their holiday celebrations. With a wicked blend of humor and frights, "Krampus" offers a unique take on Yuletide folklore, challenging the sweetness of traditional Christmas tales. It's a twisted and darkly comedic addition to the holiday film lineup in Nottinghamshire, where being on the naughty list takes on a whole new meaning.

Elf | Friday 22 & Saturday 23 December 2:15pm | Sunday 24 December 11:45am
Raised as an elf, Buddy grows into an adult three times larger than his friends. Realising he will never truly fit in at the North Pole, Buddy sets off to find his true place in the world – in New York City. There he meets his workaholic father, a new mother, and a 10-year-old brother who doesn’t believe in elves. Buddy soon realises his destiny: to save Christmas for New York and the world.

It's A Wonderful Life | Friday 22 - Sunday 23 December | Various Times
Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. Seeing no way out, George considers suicide from the edge of a bridge – but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him. A Christmas cinema classic which never fails to bring a tear to the eye.

The Snowman + The Snowman and the Snowdog | Sunday 24 December | 3.30pm (prompt  - no adverts!)
Raymond Briggs' magical Snowman creation comes to enchanting life, as we walk in the air for an unmissable animated double bill journey to the North Pole. The Snowman follows a young boy’s magical flight to the North Pole after building a Snowman. Featuring the iconic song ‘Walking in the Air’ as the two embark on their odyssey amongst the night sky.

The Snowman and the Snowdog is the 2012 sequel, released in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Snowman. In it a young boy mourns the loss of his canine best friend – but with more than a dash of Christmas magic, is gifted a journey to the North Pole with a magical Snowdog and a familiar Snowman.

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