Greenway's 1950s pop-up Christmas cinema
A pop-up 1950s Christmas cinema will be opening its doors at Greenway once again this December, showing a collection of classic crime films selected by guest curator, Sophie Hannah. The pop-up cinema celebrates the golden age of film, and captures the glamour of the 1950s, complementing the 'fifties Christmas decorations in the house.
Back in time
Stepping into the marquee takes you back in time to the 1950s, the heydey of Agatha's family holidays at Greenway and the golden age of cinema. A collection of crime films curated by Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of crime fiction, will be screened.
In the foyer uniformed ushers will be selling popcorn, hot and cold drinks and sweets. At the box office you can get your vintage ticket punched and an usher will guide you into the screen, where you can settle down in your red velvet cinema seat, or a VIP Chesterfield sofa. The cinema will be fully heated, and blankets will be available to snuggle under for that extra-cosy feeling.
Sophie Hannah had the difficult task of selecting which films would be screened this year, and these favourites of hers made the final cut. The screenings will be:
8, 9 and 28 Dec - North by North West (1959, Alfred Hitchcock) (PG)
14-16 Dec - Twelve Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet) (PG)
21-23 Dec and 29 - Dial M for Murder (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)(PG)
24 and 31 Dec - Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993, Woody Allen) (PG)
27 Dec - Orphan (2009, dir. Jaume Collet-Serra) (15)
30 Dec - Bunny Lake is Missing (1965, Otto Preminger) (12)
Dates and times
3pm and 6.30pm screenings on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 – 23 December, and from 27-30 December.
6.30pm screenings on Fridays 14 and 21 December.
- 3pm screenings on Mondays 24 and 31 December.
- Adult £14.50
- Child £9.50 (ages 3-15)
- Groups (10+) £13.50
- Adult £19.50
- Child- £14.50 (ages 3-15)
Please note some films have ratings of 12 and 15. Tickets are available to book online and by phone.
Christmas in the house
The 1950s cinema theme is complemented by the 1950s Christmas decorations in the house. Retro toys will be waiting to be wrapped and played with, along with stories and pictures of family celebrations on display. Christmas songs from the fifties will be played at the piano; sure to prompt a sing-along.