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Christmas pop-up cinema in London

Yes, ‘Elf’ is awesome, but Will Ferrell screaming ‘Santa’ isn’t the only festive film highlight in our round-up of pop-up Christmas screenings

Summer isn't the only season that can do quirky film pop-ups. Sure, the wine may be mulled rather than sparkling and you'll draw a few odd looks if you turn up with a picnic. But with no weather and no wasps to worry about, we reckon this selection of Christmas screenings could be even more of a hoot.

RECOMMENDED: For more festive fun read our full guide to Christmas in London

Christmas movie screenings in London

Pop-up film grotto in Hackney Wick

Pop-up film grotto in Hackney Wick

This festive film pop-up is one place you can guarantee snow this Christmas. The Hackney Showroom is getting transformed into a winter wonderland grotto (with a hidden entrance at the back of wardrobe.) All the usual Crimbo faves are showing, with cockle-warming cocktails. Films include: ‘Elf’, ‘Home Alone’, ‘Love, Actually’ and ‘The Grinch’.

December 8-18.
Tickets: £20 (under tens, £10)

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The 50 best Christmas movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but is it the most wonderful time at the movies? Christmas films have something of a shaky reputation, conjuring up images of apple-cheeked brats, poorly animated reindeer and Bing Crosby in a dodgy cardigan. But the best Christmas movies have so much more to offer: in our list you’ll find psycho Santas, machine-gun terrorists and home-invading thieves – plus, of course, all the cockle-warming sentiment, feel-good frolics and classic Christmas movies for kids we demand for our festive viewing. 

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By: Tom Huddleston