Christmas Screenings: 5 to See

Film lovers and Christmas enthusiasts alike can revel in the seasonal screenings occurring across Britain. From classics to contemporary favourites, these events will undoubtedly help you get into the festive spirit.

 1. Winter Film Club, The Electric Theatre, Peckham.

The London Rooftop Film Club transform one of the city’s earliest cinemas to screen an eclectic mix of classics and festive showstoppers. Plush curtains and cocktails create a cinemagoer’s heaven, and evokes the theatre’s original ethos “to elevate, instruct and amuse”. Films such as Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street and Elf will be shown. www.winterfilmclub.com/about

2. Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

This northern cinema goes all out to get into the festive mood. With films such as The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged and Die Hard, there’s a screening for everyone. Alongside the best-loved seasonal films and modern day favourites, also offered by this organisation is a range of gifts, perfect for the cinema enthusiast. www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on

3. Backyard Cinema, Winter Night Garden, London

Visitors are invited into a Narnia-style wardrobe, through tunnels of trees to beanbag seats. Mulled wine and blankets add to the ambience, while screenings of Frozen, Cinderella and Home Alone, alongside everyday classics, get you in the seasonal spirit. www.backyardcinema.co.uk/winter-night-garden

4. Christmas at Picturehouse

Across the UK at Picturehouse cinemas, two very special films are presented as a special event for visitors. The first, Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life, is the quintessential Christmas movie, held in collective memory as the symbol of good cheer and hope, while Marcel Carne’s Les Enfants Du Paradis encourages optimism in a different way. www.picturehouses.com/cinemas

5. BFI Southbank’s Festive Screenings

The British Film Institute shows movies up until the 27th December. Numbers like A Christmas Carol help you get into the wintery spirit and nurture it a little longer even though the main event has passed. Grab your turkey sandwiches and revel in the cinematic joy of film. www.whatson.bfi.org.uk

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1. Backyard Cinema, Winter Night Garden.