Northampton Filmhouse Advent Calendar 2019

There’s something for everyone behind the Filmhouse’s doors this December! Take a peek at our highlights and treat yourself and your loved ones to the best in delightful festive films, unmissable new releases and spectacular event cinema at the most magical time of the year.

Sunday 1st December
The CBeebies Christmas Show: Hansel And Gretel, 11.30am

What better way to start your Christmas countdown than with the annual CBeebies Christmas Show? Back on the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience, this year’s exclusive show stars the much-loved Justin Fletcher!

Monday 2nd December
Brittany Runs A Marathon, 6.15pm

One of the most inspiring and motivational films of the year, also happens to be one of the funniest. Based on a true story, Brittany Runs a Marathon is feel-good fun that proves anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Tuesday 3rd December
Relaxed Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon, 6.10pm

Screening as part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a lovable and hilarious adventure about a young man with Down’s syndrome. Don’t miss our Relaxed Screening of this charming and heartwarming tale.

Wednesday 4th December
Student Screening: Elf, 6.20pm

Immerse yourself in the festive spirit before the end of term with our student screening of modern Christmas classic, Elf. Tickets are just £3 for anyone with a valid student ID – you’d be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins to miss out!

Thursday 5th December
The Aeronauts (Hard of Hearing Subtitles), 6.15pm

Soar to spectacular heights on the fifth day of our Advent treat, with thrilling adventure, The Aeronauts. Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this demands to be seen on the big screen!

Friday 6th December
Marriage Story, 8.40pm

One of the year’s best films comes to the Filmhouse from Friday 6th December! Hotly-tipped for awards success, Noah Baumbach‘s Marriage Story stars career-best performances from Scarlett Johannson and Adam Driver. An unmissable treat for all movie-lovers.

Saturday 7th December
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert, 8pm

Open the Filmhouse advent calendar on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December to Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas in the legendary staged concert version of Les Misérables. The ultimate spectacular for musical lovers of all ages!

Sunday 8th December
Elf, 2.30pm

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” We also recommend seeing Elf on the big screen for an immediate boost in festive spirit!

Monday 9th December
The Two Popes, 8.45pm

Adapted from Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton production of The Pope, Fernando Meirelles‘ film takes us behind Vatican walls with an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. With awards glory beckoning, The Two Popes is a wildly entertaining night at the cinema!

Tuesday 10th December
Christmas Dementia-Friendly Screening: Miracle on 34th Street, 2.30pm

Sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors, our Dementia-Friendly screening of the enduring classic, Miracle on 34th Street, is open to all and offers people living with dementia the chance to enjoy a classic film in a relaxed and supportive environment. Can Macy’s department store Father Christmas honestly be the real deal?

Wednesday 11th December
Cult Film Club: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, 9pm

If you find Christmas films a little schmaltzy, we recommend Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale! Fantastically weird and brilliantly funny, our Cult Film Club screening is guaranteed to make you think twice about Father Christmas…

Thursday 12th December
The Report, 8.50pm

On the twelfth day of our Advent Calendar, we open our door to a blistering true-story from Steven Soderbergh‘s frequent collaborator, Scott Z. Burns. Starring Adam Driver as an investigator, in relentless pursuit of the truth, The Report is a gripping and eye-opening thriller.

Friday 13th December
Pippi Longstocking in the Royal

Don’t miss all of the great shows throughout Royal & Derngate this Christmas – including the fantastic Pippi Longstocking! Celebrating 75 years since Astrid Lindgren first conceived Pippi Longstocking as “the strongest girl in the world”, this spectacular world premiere bursts onto the Royal stage in an epic musical Christmas adventure.

Saturday 14th December
Unforgettable Gift Family Charity Screening: The Muppet Christmas Carol, 12pm

Burst through the Advent door on Saturday 14th to give the gift of theatre with our Unforgettable Gift Family Charity Screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol! The brightest and most playful adaptation on Charles Dickens‘ classic tale is perfect for children and adults of all ages.

Sunday 15th December
The Further Adventures Of The Owl And The Pussycat in the Underground

With beautiful puppetry and delightful original music, The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat is an unmissable adaptation of the classic poem, designed especially for Under-7s.

Monday 16th December
Knives Out, 5.45pm & 8.35pm (Hard of Hearing Subtitles)

As the countdown to Christmas continues, enjoy the most fun murder mystery in years! With a stellar cast, including Daniel CraigJamie Lee CurtisMichael Shannon and Toni CurtisKnives Out is smart, funny entertainment at its very best.

Tuesday 17th December
Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker, 7.15pm

For those lucky enough to secure a ticket, we could not resist including Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker in our Advent Calendar! The Royal Ballet‘s enchanting production is the quintessential Christmas experience.

Wednesday 18th December
By The Grace Of God, 8.45pm

We have an outstanding treat for cinephiles on Wednesday 18th December, with Francois Ozon‘s latest enthralling drama, By The Grace Of God. Compassionate, urgent and fascinating from start-to-finish, By The Grace Of God is one of the year’s best.

Thursday 19th December
The Irishman, 7pm

Martin Scorsese‘s latest needs no introduction! The legendary director’s sprawling epic, The Irishman, is a must this holiday season. Starring Robert De NiroAl Pacino and Joe Pesci, the Awards Season favourite demands to be seen on the big screen.

Friday 20th December
Last Christmas, 8.45pm

In the last few days before Christmas, could anything be more festive than director Paul Feig and writer Emma Thompson‘s joyful Last Christmas? Open up the Advent Calendar to this sparkling delight on the final weekend before the big day!

Saturday 21st December
Ronnie Wood: Somebody Up There Likes Me, 5.15pm

Mike Figgis‘ revealing, biographical documentary, charts Ronnie Wood‘s stellar and storied career with intimate interviews and terrific archive footage. The ideal treat for fans of rock’n’roll!

Sunday 22nd December
The King And I: From The London Palladium, 5pm

Arguably one of the most beloved and spectacular musicals of all time, The King And I: From The London Palladium stars Tony Award-winning Kelli O’Hara alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and is sure to warm every heart this Christmastime!

Monday 23rd December
Home Alone, 2.15pm

Harry and Marv are probably the last people you’d want to see when you open your Advent Calendar, but Home Alone is essential Christmas viewing! What could be better the day before Christmas Eve?

Tuesday 24th December
It’s A Wonderful Life, 4pm

For our final Christmas screening of Christmas Eve, we can think of nothing better than the ultimate classic, It’s A Wonderful Life. Bring your nearest and dearest for the extraordinary festive film that will leave you primed for a very merry Christmas!