A 1950s pop-up cinema is coming to Greenway this Christmas
A pop-up 1950s Christmas cinema is coming to Greenway, with a collection of films curated by Agatha Christie's grandson Mathew Prichard. On weekends in December and between Christmas and New Year, vintage Christie films will all be shown in a cosy 1950s-styled marquee in the Walled Garden, and the house will be decorated for a 1950s Christmas.
Back in time
Stepping into the marquee will take you back in time to the 1950s, the heydey of Agatha's family holidays at Greenway and the golden age of cinema. In the foyer uniformed ushers will be selling popcorn, cold drinks and sweets, as well as souvenir programmes. At the box office you can get your vintage ticket punched and then you'll be able to settle down in your red velvet cinema seat, or snuggle into a VIP Chesterfield sofa.
The classic Christie films that will be screened at the pop-up cinema have all been chosen by Agatha's grandson, Mathew Prichard. Each film is special to his family in some way. There will be two screenings on each day: 11am and 2pm. Each weekend a different classic Christie film will be screened, and those films will be repeated between Christmas and New Year, with a mystery film on New Year's Eve. The line-up of films is:
- Witness for the Prosecution, Saturday 2, Sunday 3 and Wednesday 27 December.
- And Then There Were None, Saturday 9, Sunday 10 and Thursday 28 December.
- Endless Night, Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Friday 29 December.
- Evil Under The Sun, Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Saturday 30 December.
- Mystery film, Sunday 31 December.
Standard seats: adult £14.50, child (3-15) £9.50, group (10+) £13.50. Premier seats: adult £19.50, child £14.50 (3-15). Normal admission prices to Greenway will apply.
Booking is essential. To book, please give us a call on 01803 842382. When you book your tickets, you will be allocated a space in the car park.
Christmas in the house
The 1950s cinema theme will be complemented by the 1950s Christmas decorations in the house. Retro toys waiting to be wrapped and played with, and stories and pictures of family celebrations here. You'll be invited to share stories of your childhood Christmas traditions and to get involved in making paper chains and other decorations. There will be Christmas songs from the fifties played at the piano; sure to prompt a sing-along, and a display will show the scripts from the films shown in the cinema.