Magical Christmas pop-up cinema to screen festive classics in Manchester

Christmas cinema

A festive pop-up cinema is returning to Manchester in December with a whole weekend filled with classic Christmas movie screenings like Elf, Home Alone and Love Actually, in a winter wonderland setting.

Last year’s event at Fairfield Street Social Club was such a success that organisers are bringing it back to a new location in the city centre for an extended weekend of festive film screenings – at Upper Campfield Market just off Deansgate.

The film events will run between Thursday 5th December and Sunday 8th December, and will feature modern cinema classics The Holiday, Love Actually, Elf, Home Alone, and Santa Claus The Movie.

Christmas cinema

Leave the Christmas shopping madness behind and escape to a winter wonderland where you can sit back and relax and enjoy a festive movie classic wearing your favourite Christmas jumper.

Alongside a programme of heart-warming classics, there will be the return of the fully immersive family experience, which includes a live choir at every film screening, enchanted forest, Christmas themed refreshments and appearances by the big man himself and his festive elves.

Christmas Movie Experience

It all starts on Thursday 5th December with a 6pm screening of The Holiday, followed by Love Actually with a LIVE Gospel Choir at 9pm on the same evening.

On arrival, you willl be greeted by a live choir singing carols and festive songs, before taking a trip through the Narnia-inspired wardrobe of fur coats and transported into a magical enchanted Christmas forest, where the carols will also be heard.

The forest centrepiece is a 14ft Christmas tree, surrounded by snow drifts, snow dusted pine trees, Victorian lamp posts, and many more surprises, providing no end of festive backdrops for that ultimate winter selfie.

Christmas Movie Experience

After leaving the enchanted forest, guests will be welcomed to the food hall with wooden benches where festive refreshments, including food and drink, will be available to purchase. These include popcorn, candy floss, burgers, doughnuts, street food, hot chocolate, Christmas cocktails, and mulled wine.

It’s indoors but visitors are encouraged to dress warm. Blankets will be provided, which will be donated to the city’s homeless community after the final screening.

Tickets for all films start from £16.99.

Love Actually

Screening dates for the Magical Christmas Movie Experience 2019

The Holiday

Thursday 5th December 2019 at 6pm

Love Actually

Thursday 5th December at 9pm

Friday 6th December at 9pm

Saturday 7th December at 9pm


Friday 6th December at 6pm

Saturday 7th December at 5.30pm

Home Alone

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Santa Claus The Movie

Sunday 8th December at 2pm

The Magical Christmas Movie Experience is at Upper Camfield Market Hall, Barton Street, Manchester, M3 4NN



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