Festive Cinema Screenings

Find your favourite Christmas classics at London’s top venues this December:

Home Alone in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall 

See the family classic in the Royal Albert Hall with John Williams’ score performed live to picture by the Cinematic Sinfonia and Crouch End Festival Chorus, conducted by Ben Palmer. 22 Dec, 2.30pm and 7pm, from £35 royalalberthall.com

It’s a Wonderful Life at the Prince Charles Cinema

The Prince Charles Cinema have a bumper selection of Christmas films running this December including It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, White Christmas and a sing-a-long screening of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. Tickets £9 princecharlescinema.com

Love Actually with a Live Orchestra at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Christmas isn’t Christmas until you’ve watched Love Actually. This year book tickets to see it accompanied by a full orchestra playing Craig Armstrong’s evocative score. A sell-out last year, there are just a few tickets left. 2 Dec, 3pm and 7.30pm, from £62 lwtheatres.co.uk

White Christmas at One Aldwych

Enjoy a glass of champagne and a three-course dinner before watching a film in One Aldwych’s luxurious screening room. Films include White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald. £58 per person, onealdwych.com

Backyard Cinema’s Immersive showings of The Snowman at Winter Wonderland

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Snowman, Backyard Cinema have created a magical walk-through experience at Winter Wonderland. Journey through the snowy landscape in this multi-sensory immersive show before watching the full film. Sessions start every 20 minutes from 10am-9.20pm, children’s tickets from £6.25, adults from £9.95 hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

Luna Cinema at Kensington Palace

Our favourite open air cinema goes indoors in the winter in some of London’s top locations including Kensington Palace, Alexandra Palace and Earth Evolutionary Arts, Hackney. The Holiday, Elf, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, The Muppets Christmas Carol and Die Hard are all part of the pre-Christmas line up. Hurry and book, as many screenings of Love Actually have already sold out. 10-23 December, from £18.50 adults, £13.50 children thelunacinema.com

Children’s Screening of Elf and fun with Sharky & George at The Soho Hotel 

Drop off the children and get your Christmas shopping done in peace. This three-hour morning includes games, activities and festive fun with Sharky & George, brunch and a screening of Elf in the cinema room. 16 December, 10.30am (film starts at 12pm), £45 per child, or £10 for film-only. eventbrite.co.uk

Festive Cinema Screenings
December 2018
— Daisy Allsup
29th November 2018