8 festive films to sprinkle Christmas cheer in Gloucestershire

From family favourites to golden oldies, SoGlos's elves have been hard at work to find eight Christmas film screenings taking place in Gloucestershire during the festive season.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, with charming Christmas characters, seasonal songs, and heart-warming stories set to sprinkle festive cheer for Gloucestershire film fans.

1. Polar Express at Bacon Theatre

All aboard The Polar Express, showing at Bacon Theatre on Tuesday 17 December 2019 at 5pm. Visit Santa at his grotto before settling down to the Christmas classic, starring Tom Hanks. Follow a young boy, as he adventures to the North Pole aboard the enchanting train, discovering the true magic of Christmas. Tickets cost £7 per person, or £25 per family of four.

2. The Nutcracker at Corinium Museum

Ballet fans and festive families can enjoy a screening of The Nutcracker on Tuesday 17 December 2019 at the Corinium Museum, featuring Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and a mesmerising performance from the Royal Opera House.

The beloved ballet will cast a spell upon audience members young and old, who can join Clara on her magical adventure which begins when she discovers a nutcracker underneath the Christmas tree. Tickets cost £17 per adult and £15 per child.

3. Elf at Cineworld Cheltenham

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins and miss Elf showing at Cineworld Cheltenham on Wednesday 4 December 2019. A comedy classic starring Will Ferrell, Elf follows the story of Buddy, who was raised as an elf in the North Pole and, upon learning his true human heritage, travels to New York to find his biological father. Tickets cost £12.30 per adult, £9.30 per child, £9.80 per concession and £37.20 for a family of four.

4. It’s a Wonderful Life at Bacon Theatre

A traditional Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, a frustrated businessman who is visited by his guardian angel, who shows him what life would’ve been like without him. This uplifting and delightful film will be shown at Bacon Theatre on Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £9 per person.

5. The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf at Cheltenham Town Hall

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A short but sweet Christmas staple, The Snowman is sure to delight little ones and reminiscent adults, when the beloved tale is screened at Cheltenham Town Hall on Monday 23 December 2019. It’ll tell the beautiful story of friendship which features the famous aria ‘Walking in the Air’.

Followed by the story of Peter and The Wolf, the family event will be made even more magical thanks to live musical accompaniment from the Mozart Symphony Orchestra. Tickets cost from £10 up to £30.

6. CBeebies Christmas: Hansel & Gretel at Wotton Cinema

The CBeebies show is back this year with Hansel and Gretel at Wotton Cinema on Saturday 30 November and Monday 1 December 2019. Kids will love the larger-than-life characters, sing-along music and interactive storyline. Exclusively for cinema audiences, there’ll be an additional show featuring Justin Fletcher. Tickets cost £7.80 per adult, £6.70 per concession and £5.50 per child under 12 years-old.

7. The Muppet Christmas Carol at The Regal Cinema in Evesham

Join Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the muppet gang as they retell the Dickens classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s encounter with the three ghosts of Christmas. Showing at The Regal Cinema on Monday 23 December 2019, the comedic adaptation of the traditional Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, is one for the whole family. Tickets cost £11.50 per adult, £9.50 per concession, and £8.50 per family show.

8. Love Actually at Kings Head Hotel

Catch Love Actually at Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester on Tuesday 3 December 2019. With unlimited popcorn and the option to upgrade your ticket to include a one-course supper, the mid-week film screenings really are a treat. Following the stories of eight individuals in the run up to Christmas, you’ll discover that love actually is all around. Doors open at 6.30pm with the screening at 7pm. Tickets cost £6.95 per person, or £19.95 per person with supper.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 18 December 2019

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