Everybody knows that Christmas is about three things…after the birth of Jesus of course…presents, food and CHRISTMAS FILMS. This year, there are some cinema spots so great that you’ll feel like you’re actually in the movies. From cosy to quirky, London has everything and anything you could want for a Christmas movie marathon this winter, and here is a list of our 4 faves (thank us later…preferably with a gift of some sort ?)
1. Underground Film Club in The Vaults
London Underground Film Club are doing multiple screenings of ‘Love Actually’, ‘Elf’, ‘The Holiday’, ‘Muppet Christmas Carol’ and a double bill of ‘Home Alone on December 11th. Not only this, but the bar has a whole host of Christmassy choices available including mulled wine and cider, Hot Toddy and Hot Buttered Rum. YUM! It is perhaps one of the most atmospheric cinemas in the city, situated under a cavernous rail arch with decadent red velvet seats and comfy sofas. There’s also a network of tunnels to explore, which have been nicely glammed-up for Christmas!
The Vaults, Leake St, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
2. The Prince Charles Cinema
Yep, you’re reading that correctly…an ‘Elf’ QUOTE ALONG is being screened at London’s iconic Prince Charles Cinema on various dates throughout December. Films such as ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Jingle All The Way’ (and many more) are also being shown, with a complimentary mince pie and glass of mulled wine (or soft drink) with every ticket! We’d recommend booking, though, as these screenings are very popular!
7 Leicester Pl, WC2H 7BY
3. Eccleston Place Courtyard
The Grosvenor Film Festival presented by The Nomad and in association with Chestertons is coming to an exciting new venue this winter. Nestled in the secluded streets of Belgravia and just a stone’s throw from Victoria station lies Eccleston Place Courtyard. Screenings will take places from the 10th-13th December with festive family favourites including ‘Elf’, ‘Love Actually’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. This hidden space will be transformed into a winter escape with heaters, blankets, seating, Christmas music, festive food and mulled wine. BLISS!
4. 20th Century Theatre
Pop Up Screens presents ‘Cinema In The Snow’, making all our Christmas dreams come true, and this year’s line up is one not to be missed (when is any Christmas movie line up to be missed?) Pop Up Screens is a pop-up cinema that bring brilliant movies to cool locations, trying their hand at some immersive cinema experiences…and this year movie-goers enter a snow-filled world of film through a magic wardrobe. Transforming the historic grade I listed Notting Hill building into a winter wonderland from 11th to 23rd December, films includes Elf, Love Actually, Grinch and Home Alone. Hot Chocolate, brownies, popcorn and mulled wine will be on offer and you can bet on a white Christmas here!
291 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, W11 2QA
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