Christmas Film Choices in London (updated as more announced)

London does not lack for film choices during the holiday season, be it left-field curiosities, guilty pleasures or winter heart warmers. Here are just a few December highlights:

Prince Charles Cinema:

Die Hard in 70mm extended run.

Its a Wonderful Life extended run.

Indiana Jones and Back to the Future trilogies.

The PCC Christmas Pyjama Party marathon.

Meet Me in St Louis.

See Prince Charles Cinema for details and dates.

 The BFI will be screening Disney shorts old and new this Christmas

The BFI will be screening Disney shorts old and new this Christmas

BFI Southbank and IMAX:

Its a Disney Christmas Seasonal Shorts- some of the best Disney shorts from the 1930s to the present day.

Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life and the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol, Brian Desmond-Hurst's Scrooge, play on extended run in the Studio for Christmas.

The entire BFI's Christmas programming can be seen here.

 The Barbican goes punk this Christmas

The Barbican goes punk this Christmas

Barbican Film:

Never Mind the Baubles. Tue 1 - Thu 17 Dec, Cinema 3

A selection of films with a punk rock twist for audiences wishing to steer clear of festive cheer and seasonal clichés. From teenage punk Björk to GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, this programme aims to stick it to the man this Christmas. Films include the digital restoration of 1982 Icelandic documentary Rock in Reykjavík, featuring live performance footage of a teenage Björk back in her Tappi Tíkarrass days, Bruce LaBruce’s cult classic No Skin Off My Ass and Rock ’n’ Roll High School featuring The Ramones. See website for details.

The Nomad Christmas program:

London's popular pop-up cinema have a festive season on in Belgravia's Eccleston Place Courtyard, with charity coat collections for the needy on site. Runs from 10-13 December and films include Die Hard, Elf and It's a Wonderful Life. Details here.

 Underground Film Club at the Vaults in Waterloo

Underground Film Club at the Vaults in Waterloo

Underground Film Club:

A chance to explore the vaults hidden under Waterloo station in this new pop-up cinema. Details here on the site.

Shorts on Tap Christmas Film shorts:

Shorts On Tap presents: WINTER TALES - SHORT FILMS & XMAS DRINKS on Wednesday, December 16th at 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, 
London E1 from 7pm. FREE ENTRY FOR ALL!

Details here. 


Underground Film Club and Londonist present An American Werewolf In London:

Underground Film Club and Londonist present An American Werewolf In London on Monday 14 December at 8pm. Tickets £15 (food, drink and golf are all extra).

Londonist is also screening Shakespeare In Love on 21 December at 8pm  you can book tickets here.


The Roxy Bar & Screen Christmas Season

Date: Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Thursday 24 December 2015
Time: 6.00pm and/or 8:00 pm
Tickets: Child £6 / Adult £12 | Tickets include any main dish or burger and a glass of prosecco. Book online.


Close-Up's New Year's Eve Film Party

Thursday 31 December 8pm - till late!
Tickets: £15 with one free drink
Box Office: 020 3784 7975

Close-Up invited you to celebrate New Year's Eve with a special double bill of Easy Rider and The Wizard of Oz. They will leave the cinema doors open and screen both films throughout the night. Films, drinks and our eccentric staff music playlists are promised.


Christmas ticket deal at the Regent Street Cinema


But 3 tickets for the Regent Street CInema's Christmas movies here and get a 4th free


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