If you're a Christmas enthusiast, we'll bet that watching a fair few festive films is one of your favourite evening activities throughout December.
The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square has always been seasonal with its screenings, and this December they've gone all-out and have many Christmas movie showings lined up throughout the month.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Considered by many to be the greatest Christmas film, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life has charmed audiences for almost 70 years. On the big screen it promises to be a truly spellbinding experience, and if it's your first time watching it, we suspect you'll leave the cinema wondering what took you so long.
When? Throughout December, except Christmas Day and 29th (mainly evenings).
For those who haven't yet seen it, Elf stars Will Ferrell as Buddy – a human-sized elf who leaves the North Pole in search of his true identity. If you've already seen it, you'll know that it's quotes and laughs aplenty.
When? Sunday 7th, Sunday 14th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd (evenings).
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Children of the eighties and nineties will no doubt be familiar with this cherished adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. It stars Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, while Jim Henson's Muppets make up the rest of the cast. Oh, and we almost forget to mention – it's a sing-along, so be ready to join in the fun.
When? Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st (mainly evenings).
Staying on the Scrooge theme, this reworking of A Christmas Carol stars Bill Murray as a modern-day (well, 1988) incarnation of the infamous old miser – a wealthy, middle-aged TV executive in New York. Scrooged has become recognised as a 'cult classic' Christmas comedy, and the enormously uplifting finale is bound to put a smile on your face (and perhaps even a lump in your throat).
When? Monday 15th at 21:00.
Love Actually (2003)
The magic of London at Christmastime is perfectly captured in this romantic comedy from Richard Curtis – the writer of Four Weddings & a Funeral and Notting Hill – in his directorial debut. It's hard to believe that it's more than 10 years old now, and we think that any opportunity to see it at the cinema should be grasped with both hands.
When? Tuesday 16th December at 20:45.
Enjoy the Christmas Period in London
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