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Prince Charles Cinema

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7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
  • Box office 020 7494 3654
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  • Website www.princecharlescinema.com

Christmas Evil

Christmas Evil
  • 1980
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lewis Jackson
  • Cast: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull

From a boy who loved Christmas to a murderer in a Santa suit, the story of what happens when a kid learns that Father Christmas is not real.

Fri 9 Dec

Die Hard

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

Willis plays a cop who attends a tower block 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.

Fri 9 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Wed 14 Dec

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 96 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy from the star of Swingers.

Fri 9 Dec
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Thu 22 Dec

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut
  • 1999
  • US
  • 159 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Written by: Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack

Had Kubrick chosen to stage his adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's 'Dream Novel' in its original 'fin de siecle' Viennese setting, audiences might have found the whole primitive Freudian mess easy to stomach. Transposing the would-be decadent psychosexual shenanigans to contemporary Manhattan, however, proves disastrous. What makes 'Eyes Wide Shut' just about watchable is the screen presence of its two stars.

Mon 12 Dec

Frozen

Frozen
  • 2013
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 1990
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

Sat 10 Dec
Tue 13 Dec
Wed 14 Dec
Fri 16 Dec
Tue 20 Dec
Thu 22 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 129 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Fri 9 Dec
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings
  • Various
  • New Zealand/US
  • 534 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Jackson
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen

All three parts of Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of the JRR Tolkein novels, back to back. Do you have the stamina?

Sat 10 Dec

Love Actually

Love Actually
  • 2003
  • UK/US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Curtis
  • Written by: Richard Curtis
  • Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson

Curtis aims to prove the anodyne point that love is actually all around us with a huge cast and several different story strands. So we see Nighy, Thompson, Grant, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln and Laura Linney all pop up to play out their roles. Lightweight and over-populated romantic comedy.

Fri 9 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Thu 15 Dec
Fri 16 Dec
Mon 19 Dec
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Thu 22 Dec

Mean Girls Quote-a-Long

Mean Girls
  • 2004
  • 97 min
  • Directed by: Mark S Waters
  • Written by: Tina Fey (screenplay), Rosalind Wiseman (book)
  • Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdam, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, Tina Fey, Lizzy Caplan

Get in loser, we're going shopping.

Fri 9 Dec

Meet Me In St Louis

Meet Me In St Louis
  • 1944
  • US
  • 113 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Cast: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Marjorie Main

Released during wartime, this 1903-set musical was an optimistic attempt to emphasise family values, but Minnelli never wallows in nostalgia. Instead he combats it with sparky and sarky family dynamics. The put-upon father wants to move his family from St Louis to New York but faces resistance from his gaggle of girls who have romances to get on with, and the fast-approaching World Fair to enjoy. Perfect casting and performances, along with songs like 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' add to the warm glow.

Mon 12 Dec
Thu 15 Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 1992
  • US
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brian Henson
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Steven Mackintosh, Muppet Performers:, 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.

Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec
Wed 14 Dec

Trading Places

Trading Places
  • 1983
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Don Ameche, Eddie Murphy

A 'Prince and the Pauper' lifestyle-swapping comedy sparked by the dynamic presence of Murphy.

Mon 12 Dec

Your Name

Your Name
  • Japan
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Written by: Makoto Shinkai
  • Cast: Mone Kamashiraishi, Etsuko Ichihara, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Country girl Mitsuha (Kamishiraishi) and city boy Taki (Kamiki) find themselves inexplicably transported into each other's bodies. A sweet love story told against a background of genuine tragedy, it has more philosophical meat than most grown-up dramas, and a finely wrought, emotionally charged payoff.

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