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 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 cult classics curated by Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of crime fiction, will be screened.  

Ushers are on hand at the cinema
Greenway's pop-up cinema ushers
Ushers are on hand at the cinema

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)

30 Dec - Bunny Lake is Missing (1965, Otto Preminger) (12)


Special Christmas screening

On Thursday 27 December gather the family and settle down to enjoy a festive favourite, Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life, voted the nations number one film at Christmas. 

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. 

Ticket prices

Standard seats:

  • Adult £14.50
  • Child £9.50 (ages 3-15)
  • Groups (10+) £13.50 

Premier seats:

  • Adult £19.50 
  • Child- £14.50 (ages 3-15)

Please note some films have ratings. Tickets are available to book online and by phone.

To book your cinema tickets click here
Settle down for a classic Christie films
The seats in the pop-up cinema
Settle down for a classic Christie films

Christmas in the house 

Greenway is decorated for a 1950s Christmas
The dining room at Greenway decorated for Christmas
Greenway is decorated for a 1950s Christmas

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.

Toys from the 1950s are dotted around the house
A toy train on a table in Greenway's Inner Hall
Toys from the 1950s are dotted around the house