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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

By Time Out London Film

Nothing says Christmas like your favourite festive films. And while it may be cold outside and the weather may leave something to be desired, there's nothing better than seeing films like ‘Elf’, ‘Love Actually’ or ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ on the big screen.

Thankfully, summer isn't the only season that knows how to do a film pop-up or event. So when you've had it with the Christmas markets and ice-skating in London, head down to one of these Christmas screenings for a winter warming movie and a huge goblet of mulled wine. 

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

Christmas movie screenings in London

Photograph: New Line Cinema

‘Elf’ returns to cinemas


Thank Father Christmas – ‘Elf’ is coming back to cinemas! From December 4, you’ll be able to experience Buddy’s adventure from the North Pole to New York City in cinemas all across London. You’d be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins to miss out. 

‘Elf’ in cinemas. From Dec 4. Various prices. 

Discover more Christmas movie magic

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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