FESTIVE FILMS: Notting Hill to host Xmas pop-up cinema

A special pop-up cinema where filmgoers have to enter through a wardrobe is set to make a return to the fashionable district of Notting Hill in London, local culture online magazine Londonist reports.

The cultural initiative, called Pop Up Screens, will see what Londonist describes as a ‘winter wonderland of Christmas films‘ will bring a selection of festive films to the 20th Century Theatre in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill for twelve days, between and including the 12th and 23rd December 2014.

Home Alone (film)
Home Alone (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Among the Christmassy highlights to get people into the Yuletide spirit will be classic and vintage films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street and a selection of films suitable for children, including the comedies Elf and the films of the Home Alone series, starring Macaulay Culkin as loveable rogue Kevin. Popular Disney princess animation Frozen will also put in a very appropriate appearance. For more grown-up visitors to Pop Up Screens, there will be great flicks like Scrooged, Love Actually, Gremlins and Bad Santa to round up the feast of Hollywood festive films during December.

There will be three screenings at the 2oth Century Theatre per day, meaning there will be plenty of opportunities for shoppers, parents and commuters finishing their working shifts to stop by and unwind. The doors will open an hour before the start of each screening, so no need to rush. There will also be loads of yummy and warmth giving Christmas specialties on hand, such as mulled wine, hot chocolate (with alcohol) and other treats, to help stave off the biting cold.

Tickets for the Pop Up Screens events are from £10 for children and £20 for adults. A list of films, ticket prices and booking details can be found on the Pop Up Screens website.

SOURCES:
HEM News Agency, Half-Eaten Mind, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/halfeatenmind/lists/hem-news-agency
Londonist, Twitter, Twitter Inc. https://twitter.com/Londonist
“Pop Up Screens Returns To Notting Hill For Christmas” – Beth Parnell-Hopkinson, Londonist (25 November 2014) http://londonist.com/2014/11/pop-up-screens-returns-to-notting-hill-for-christmas.php?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Londonist&utm_content=Pop%20Up%20Screens%20Returns%20To%20Notting%20Hill%20For%20Christmas
IMAGE CREDIT:
“File:Home alone.jpg” – 20th Century Fox & ThunderPower, Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (27 February 2011) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Home_alone.jpg
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