Miracle on 34th Street (dir: George Seaton, 1947, cert U) + two course meal at the Hotel du Vin
So what do you do if a sweet old man turns up and announces he is the real Santa Claus? Why you lock him up in a mental institution obviously. Such is the fate that befalls our hero Kris Kringle, played with Oscar winning sweetness by Edmund Gwenn. Following the screening continue the festive overload as guests are transported by coach to enjoy a two course dinner at the Hotel du Vin.
Wed 27 Dec 5pm at The Electric, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY + dinner at Hotel du Vin, 25 Church St, Birmingham B3 2NR £44.50 www.theelectric.co.uk
Gremlins (dir: Joe Dante, 1984, 12A)
The picture postcard perfection of Kingston Falls, clearly a parody of It’s A Wonderful Life’s Bedford Falls, is usurped with gloriously violent abandon by hoards of killer gremlins. If only Billy had kept his Mogwai dry.
Thu 28 Dec 12pm at The Electric, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY £9.50 www.theelectric.co.uk
Trash Film Night presents Jingle All The Way (dir: Brian Levant, 1996, cert PG (but adults only))
A sophisticated and beautifully nuanced Christmas tale starring method acting heavyweight Arnold Schwarzenegger in his greatest role. Nah, who are we kidding? It’s a stinking piece of garbage celebrating crass consumerism and its miserable message is one of selfish disregard for your fellow humans. Join Trash Film hosts Luke and David in a live commentary on possibly the worst seasonal film ever made. As the tag line goes, ‘Two Dads, One Toy, No Prisoners.’
Thu 28 Dec 8.30pm at The Electric, Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY £7 www.theelectric.co.uk
Rocky Horror Picture Show (dir: Jim Sharman, 1975, cert 15) + dinner and after party
“Prepare the transit beam,” it’s time to dig out the suspenders, basque and high heels. The greatest B-movie musical of all time is screening for New Years Eve at The Mockingbird, with dinner option and exclusive late night party. Tim Curry is uproariously camp as alien transvestite Frank-n-Furter, creating a perfect male creature and encouraging copious bed hopping between his sexually repressed guests. Kitsch with a thousand capital Ks.
Sun 31 Dec 6pm (for dinner) or 8pm (for party only)- 2am at The Mockingbird, The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA £40 for dinner option *sold out* or £15 for party only. www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Sun 10 Dec 2017