The Village Screen’s Christmas Cinema at Victoria Baths

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
The Village Screen

The Village Screen's Christmas Cinema at Victoria Baths, Manchester, 7–9 December 2018, from £8 - Book now

The Village Screen bring a yuletide twinkle to Victoria Baths this December as they pop-up a Christmas-themed weekend cinema showing everything from kids’ classics, to romantic winter warmers, and a certain Bruce Willis action extravaganza. Manchester’s Victorian Water Palace makes for a charming – if unlikely – cinema space; with a screen set up at one end of the drained pool and film fans sat in deckchairs along the bottom. Village Screen regulars know the drill, but as always the films will be accompanied by some of the North’s finest street food vendors, a fully stocked bar and a DJ loaded with festive tunes.

It all kicks off on Friday 7th December with John McTiernan’s classic of 80s cinema: Die Hard. Now widely accepted as a Christmas staple, Bruce Willis plays a New York cop who gets more than he bargains for when he travels to L.A. in a last ditch effort to win back his wife, and reunite his family. Saturday 8th is a more child-friendly affair, as Kermit, Miss Piggy and co. do Dickens in A Muppet Christmas Carol, before Macauley Culkin’s Kevin McCallister is left Home Alone to battle a pair of bungling burglars.

Sunday 9th brings with it a couple of recent entries into the Christmas-movie canon. In Elf, Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a startlingly large member of Santa’s workshop team who travels to New York upon learning of his heritage. This classic fish-out-of-water tale quickly established itself as a festive fave due to Ferrell’s comedic chops and quotable dialogue. Last up, The Village Screen have lined up Richard Curtis’ ensemble romance, Love Actually. With a cast so starry it’d bewilder the wise men, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and company make for a fitting finale to The Village Screen’s Christmas Cinema.

The Village Screen's Christmas Cinema at Victoria Baths, Manchester

7–9 December 2018
From £8

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
Activity Until 14 August 2022, from £2.00

Heaton Park Pump Track

The Gruffalo at The lowry
Families Until 21 August 2022, from £10.00

The Gruffalo at The Lowry

Festivals Until 31 August 2022, from £9.95

Flying Fighters of Taiwan at HOME

Activity Until 31 August 2022, from £40

Northern Quarter Taster Walk with Manchester Food Walks

One Man, Two Guvnors
Theatre Until 3 September 2022, from £15.00

One Man, Two Guvnors

Exhibitions Until 4 September 2022,

British Art Show 9

Power UP at the Science and Industry Museum
Families Until 4 September 2022, from £6.00

Power UP at the Science and Industry Museum

Families Until 4 September 2022, Free entry for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult.

Summer Fun in Gaskell’s Garden