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It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without Buddy the Elf, Carol, John McClane or George Bailey on the big screen. We get in the spirit for the festive season at GFT with a feast of sparkling cinema that Saint Nick would be proud of.

Films in this Season

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12 December

Access Film Club: Edward Scissorhands (PG)

An autism-friendly screening of Tim Burton's touching and terrifically staged fairytale for adults to get you into the Christmas mood.

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17-21 December

Batman Returns – 4K (12A)

Tim Burton’s second take on Batman upends all expectations of the feel-good Christmas film.

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13 December

Carol (15)

Todd Haynes directs this lush adaptation of the groundbreaking Patricia Highsmith novel, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

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20 December

Die Hard (15)

Welcome to the party, pal! Bruce Willis stars as NYPD officer John McClane in one of the greatest action movies of all time.

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16-23 December

Elf (PG)

​The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! A fish out of water romp with seasonal bells on.

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16-18 December

Eyes Wide Shut (18)

Set around Christmas in New York, Stanley Kubrick's final film is the ultimate alternative festive film.

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18-21 December

Fanny and Alexander – 40th Anniversary (15)

An epic, dreamlike chronicle of a Swedish extended family, drawing heavily on Ingmar Bergman's own childhood memories.

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18-23 December

Home Alone (PG)

Macaulay Culkin uses his troublemaking skills against a pair of burglars in this Christmas family favourite.

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9-24 December

It's A Wonderful Life (U)

Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed returns to the big screen

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16 December

Late Night: Die Hard (15)

Bruce Willis takes on Alan Rickman in one of the greatest action movies ever made

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23-27 December

Little Women (U)

​Lady Bird writer/director Greta Gerwig’s take on the beloved story of the March sisters.

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16-21 December

Meet Me in St. Louis (U)

A classic romantic musical comedy starring Judy Garland as one of four sisters learning about life and love at Christmastime.

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17 December

Take 2: The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

The Muppets' hilarious take on a classic Dickens tale of redemption and lasting happiness at Christmastime.

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24 December

Take 2: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)

When Clara attends her godfather’s Christmas party, she is transported to a mysterious world of the Four Realms.

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10 December

Take 2: The Polar Express (U)

A young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole to realise the true magic of Christmas

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22 December

Tangerine – Presented by GFT Youth Board (15)

This invigorating tale of a trans sex worker in downtown Los Angeles is the perfect antidote to traditional yuletide sentimentality.

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16-24 December

The Bishop's Wife (U)

A bishop has his prayers answered in the form of a guardian angel, in this Christmas classic starring David Niven and Cary Grant

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18-23 December

The Muppet Christmas Carol (U)

A merry, magical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale starring Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Rizzo, and the rest of the Muppet gang.

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15 December

Visible Cinema: Carol (15)

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara star in this lush adaptation

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13 December

Youth Screening: Edward Scissorhands (PG)

Tim Burton's bittersweet fantasy about the creation of a scientist who is left unfinished with blades for hands.

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