75th Anniversary screening: It's A Wonderful Life


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! It’s always busy so arrive early in order to get your hot drinks, cake and popcorn bought before the film starts. The time shown on your ticket is the actual film start time. Doors open 60 minutes beforehand.

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

How we list our screening timings has changed. We now list the actual film / live arts event start time, not the time of our pre-show programme. Doors usually open 45 mins before this. Please arrive in good time before the start time listed, and enjoy!

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