Films

  • Gremlins

    "Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich-bitch Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. In short order, the town is invaded by nasty, predatory Gremlins, who lay waste to everything in sight as Billy and Kate try to contain the destruction.

    Starring:Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
    Genres:Comedy/Horror
    Running Time:106 mins
    Book Now >3rd December 2023 7:30PM
    Distributor:Columbia-Emi-Warner
  • The Holiday

    Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

    Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law
    Genres:Romantic Comedy
    Running Time:135 mins
    Book Now >4th December 2023 7:30PM
    Distributor:U.I.P.
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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    James Stewart is George Bailey, a man whose attempted suicide on Christmas Eve gains the attention of a guardian angel, Clarence Odbody who is sent to help him in his hour of need. Most of the film is told through flashbacks spanning George's entire life and narrated by Franklin and Joseph, unseen Angels who are preparing Clarence for his mission to save George. Through these flashbacks we see all the people whose lives have been touched by George and the difference he has made to the community in which he lives.

    Genres:Drama
    Running Time:132 mins
    Book Now >5th December 2023 2:00PM
    5th December 2023 7:30PM
    Distributor:Park Circus
  • Elf

    For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart.

    Starring:Will Ferrell, James Caan, Edward Asner, Patrick Baynham, Jane Bradbury, Annie Brebner, Zooey Deschanel
    Genres:Comedy
    Running Time:92 mins
    Book Now >7th December 2023 7:30PM
    Distributor:Entertainment Film Dists
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  • Spirited

    A musical version of Charles Dickens's story of a miserly misanthrope who is taken on a magical journey.

    Starring:Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Octavia Spencer
    Genres:Comedy, Family, Musical
    Running Time:100 mins
    Book Now >10th December 2023 7:30PM
  • Die Hard

    It's Christmas time in L.A., and there's an employee party in progress on the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Corporation building. The revelry comes to a violent end when the partygoers are taken hostage by a group of terrorists headed by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman), who plan to steal the 600 million dollars locked in Nakatomi's high-tech safe. In truth, Gruber and his henchmen are only pretending to be politically motivated to throw the authorities off track; also in truth, Gruber has no intention of allowing anyone to get out of the building alive. Meanwhile, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) has come to L.A. to visit his estranged wife, Holly (Bonnie Bedelia), who happens to be one of the hostages. Disregarding the orders of the authorities surrounding the building, McClane, who fears nothing (except heights), takes on the villains, armed with one handgun and plenty of chutzpah.

    Starring:Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedalia
    Genres:Action
    Running Time:131 mins
    Book Now >11th December 2023 7:30PM
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

    Starring:Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
    Genres:Family
    Running Time:85 mins
    Book Now >13th December 2023 7:30PM
  • Napoleon

    The film takes a personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte's origins, and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor viewed through the prism of his addictive, and often volatile, relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.

    Starring: Vanessa Kirby, Joaquin Phoenix, Ben Miles
    Genres:Biography
    Running Time:158 mins
    Book Now >15th December 2023 7:00PM
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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they've left him "home alone," he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin's suburban Chicago neighborhood. Though the film's slapstick ending may be somewhat violent, Culkin's charming presence helped the film become one of the most successful ever at the time of its release.

    Starring:Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
    Genres:Comedy
    Running Time:103 mins
    Book Now >16th December 2023 7:30PM
    Distributor:20th Century Fox
  • Home Alone 2: Lost In New York

    Starring:Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
    Genres:Comedy
    Running Time:120 mins
    Book Now >17th December 2023 7:30PM
    Distributor:20th Century Fox
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  • Wonka

    The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.

    Starring:Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key
    Genres:Adventure, Comedy, Family
    Running Time:116 mins
    Book Now >22nd December 2023 4:00PM
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    Distributor:Warner Bros
  • Wish

    In the Kingdom of Rosas, a 17-year-old girl named Asha senses a darkness that no one else does, passionately pleas to the stars for help...and gets more than what she bargained for in return.

    Starring: Alan Tudyk, Ariana DeBose
    Genres:Animation, Adventure, Comedy
    Running Time:92 mins
    Book Now >29th December 2023 11:00AM
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    31st December 2023 11:00AM
    Distributor:Walt Disney
  • Steamboat Bill (1928)

    Starring Buster Keaton
    The last film made by Keaton for United Artists, it is full of classic Keaton set pieces This afternoon Steamboat Bill will be accompanied by Donald Mackenzie on the Mighty Compton Paramount theatre organ.
    College boy William Canfield Jr. (Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi river town. Though he's flummoxed by Willie's appearance, the elder Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King.
    This afternoon we will also present Buster Keaton's two-reeler ‘One Week’.

    Genres:Silent Comedy
    Running Time:71 mins
    Book Now >17th March 2024 2:30PM

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