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Sunniside Leisure, 4 Lambton Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 1TP
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Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Justin Chon
  • Cast: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O'Brien

A Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec

Boxing Day

Boxing Day
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Aml Ameen
  • Cast: Aml Ameen, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Aja Naomi King, Claire Skinner

Inspired by writer, director, and star Aml Ameen's life, Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée, Lisa (King), to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Gil Kenan
  • Cast: Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti, Stephen Merchant, Jim Broadbent, Maggie Smith

A young boy sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Sun 19 Dec

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacqui Morris
  • Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman

An inventive re-imagining of Dickens' classic, which enters the imagination of a young child in the audience of a Victorian production of A Christmas Carol.

Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec

Clifford The Big Red Dog

Clifford The Big Red Dog
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Walt Becker
  • Cast: Darby Camp, Jack Whitehall, Izaac Wang, John Cleese, Sienna Guillory, Tony Hale

A young girl's love for a tiny puppy makes it grow to an enormous size.

Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

Die Hard

Die Hard
  • 1988
  • US
  • 2h 11min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John McTiernan
  • Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Alexander Godunov

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block Christmas party with his estranged spouse. The building is raided by terrorists, so it's left to Willis to bump off the baddies and save the hostages while the police and FBI languish ineptly on the sidelines. Unbearably tense actioner that gets good mileage out of yawning lift-shafts and flying bullets, while Willis is convincing as an ordinary guy trying to cope with it all. Watch out for Brit Rickman as a villain with a sense of humour.

Sat 11 Dec

Dune

Dune
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen

The director of Blade Runner 2049 takes a crack at Frank Herbert's notoriously unfilmable sci-fi epic. The story is to be split across two films.

Wed 8 Dec

Encanto

Encanto
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard, Jared Bush
  • Cast: Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, María Cecilia Botero, Diane Guerrero, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Wilmer Valderrama

A Colombian girl is frustrated at being the only member of her family without magic powers.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

Eternals

The Eternals
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chloé Zhao
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Dong-seok Ma, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff

Another team of superhumans from the pages of Marvel comic books.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Cast: Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Celeste O'Connor, Logan Kim

Another instalment for the ever popular Ghostbusters franchise. This is a sequel to the first two films and is directed by Jason Reitman, son of their director, Ivan Reitman.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

House of Gucci

House of Gucci
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Al Pacino

The turbulent marriage and divorce of Patrizia and Maurizio Gucci, the head of the Gucci fashion house, leads to murder.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Subtitled
Mon 13 Dec
Subtitled
Tue 14 Dec
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

The Last Letter from Your Lover

The Last Letter from Your Lover
  • 2021
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Augustine Frizzell
  • Written by: Nick Payne
  • Cast: Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Joe Alwyn

After finding a collection of love letters in the 1960s, journalist Ellie Haworth (Felicity Jones) sets out to uncover the mysterious affair enclosed within them. As she does, a love story of her own begins to unfold.

Wed 8 Dec

Monsta X: The Dreaming

Monsta X: The Dreaming
  • 2021
  • 1h 25min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sung Sin-Hyo, Oh Yoon-Dong

K-pop documentary.

  • IMDb
Thu 9 Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Steve Whitmire

It's Christmas time, and nasty old miser Scrooge (Caine) needs to be taught a lesson by three seasonal ghosts. Colourful version of Dickens' classic tale that will please the kids and keep the adults smiling with its little irreverent spices.

Sun 12 Dec

No Time to Die

No Time to Die
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 2h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen

The 25th James Bond film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees Daniel Craig in the lead for one last time.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec

Paddington

Paddington
  • 2014
  • UK / France
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.

Sat 11 Dec

The Polar Express

The Polar Express
  • 2004
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, Eddie Deezen

A boy travels on a magical train bound for the North Pole and Santa Claus.

Sat 11 Dec

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  • 2021
  • US / Germany
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Johannes Roberts
  • Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Neal McDonough

Set in 1998, this origin story serves as a reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
  • 2021
  • 12A

The Royal Ballet | Live

The Nutcracker is a family favourite at Christmas time and is one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet. The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

Akane Takada (The Sugar Plum Fairy), Cesar Corrales (The Prince), Christopher Saunders (Herr Drosselmeyer), Isabella Gasparini (Clara), Luca Acri (Hans-Peter/The Nutcracker)

Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House

Conducted By Koen Kessels

Choreography Peter Wright After Lev Ivanov

Music Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Original scenario Marius Petipa

Production and scenario Peter Wright

Designer Julia Trevelyan Oman

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Production consultant Roland John Wiley

Thu 9 Dec
Sun 12 Dec

Spirit Untamed

Spirit Untamed
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan
  • Written by: Aury Wallington, Kristin Hahn
  • Cast: Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal

A rebellious youngster, Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced) finds a kindred spirit in a wild mustang, Spirit. When a wrangler threatens Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her new friends set out to save the horses.

Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec

Two by Two: Overboard!

Two by Two: Overboard!
  • 2020
  • Ireland, Luxembourg
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Toby Genkel, Sean McCormack
  • Cast: Max Carolan, Ava Connolly, Dermot Magennis

Best friends Finny and Leah are sailing along on Noah's Ark when they're washed overboard, and must contend with an active volcano and odd island creatures in their attempt to reunite with their family.

Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson

An eccentric and largely entertaining superhero sequel.

Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec

West Side Story

West Side Story
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, Rita Moreno

Steven Spielberg's reimagining of West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City, inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

  • IMDb
Fri 10 Dec
Sat 11 Dec
Sun 12 Dec
Mon 13 Dec
Tue 14 Dec
Wed 15 Dec
Thu 16 Dec

White Christmas

White Christmas
  • 1954
  • US
  • 2h
  • U
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Written by: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
  • Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes

Christmas staple starring Crosby and Kaye as a song-and-dance troupe who become involved with a sister act.

Sun 12 Dec

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