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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
“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!
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!
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
As the countdown to Christmas continues, enjoy the most fun murder mystery in years! With a stellar cast, including Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon and Toni Curtis, Knives Out is smart, funny entertainment at its very best.
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.
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.
Martin Scorsese‘s latest needs no introduction! The legendary director’s sprawling epic, The Irishman, is a must this holiday season. Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, the Awards Season favourite demands to be seen on the big screen.
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!
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!
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!
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?
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!