Frank Capra | 1946 | USA | 130 mins | Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers
2h10m running time

Enjoy our annual Christmas Eve tradition, watching It’s A Wonderful Life on the big screen!

Morning: Doors open at 10.30am and the film will start at 11.30am. Ends around 1.45pm.
Afternoon: Doors open at 2.30pm and the film will start at 3.30pm (or shortly after!). Ends around 5.45pm, in time for carols in the Square.

Frank Capra’s 1946 Christmas classic follows the tribulations of small town everyman George Bailey (James Stewart), who, at the end of his luck and deep in debt, contemplates suicide one snowy, bleak Christmas Eve. But when George wishes that he had never been born, his guardian angel Clarence (Henry Travers) takes a trip from the heavens to persuade him otherwise. After a nightmarish journey through an alternative Bedford Falls, George realizes the difference he has made to the people around him, learning lessons of love, loyalty and what it means to lead a wonderful life.

“Capra’s Dickensian masterpiece […] A genuine American classic” ***** Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.