Christmas is coming, and even the Prince Charles Cinema is embracing the season.
The Princes Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is a favourite of London film buffs, screening cult classics, the latest indie hits and quirky interactive events all year round. But as the festive season comes a-knockin’, the curators are sprinkling their madcap programme with some Yuletide magic – here’s what’s on!
1) Christmas and Disney All-Night Pyjama Parties
The PCC’s legendary all-night movie marathons continue into the Christmas season, inviting insomniac Londoners to spend a night at the cinema and binge on their fave films back-to-back. (The pyjama dress code is optional, but encouraged!) The Disney All-Nighter on Saturday, Dec 8 will screen seven Disney classics (The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story, Hercules and a mystery extra) until you emerge blinking into the morning light at 9am the next day.
Alternatively, the Christmas all-nighter on Dec 15 presents six Crimbo treats from Gremlins to Home Alone II. Will you be hardcore enough to make it to the ‘Survivor’s Photo?’
Yippie-ki-yay! Whether you consider Die Hard a Christmas film or reject the notion utterly, this action classic is set for ten screenings over the holidays in glorious 70mm (that’s a sharper, more sizzling print than your typical projection, newbies.) Indubitably a higher-definition Bruce Willis than ever before – get tickets here.
The fuzziest, cuddliest Christmas movie in the game gets the magical PCC sing-a-long treatment, with 25 screenings across December. Featuring a hosted pre-show, costume contest, and more brilliant surprises, this event has all you need for the perfect holiday cinema experience.
That’s right –it’s an interactive screening of this modern holiday classic, where you are encouraged to quote along to all of your favourite lines! Join in the fun here.
5. And all this Christmassy action…
If you prefer your Christmas cinema trip to be rather more traditional, the PCC have still got your back, snowflake. On the line-up this winter you’ll find feel-good classics Love Actually, It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street, along with more left-field selections like Brazil, Carol and CHRISTMAS EVIL.