As the winter nights draw ever closer, BFI Southbank invites audiences in from the cold for a special programme of films perfect for the Christmas season.
An extended run of the joyous Guys and Dolls (1955) will keep the winter blues at bay, while Christmas classics such as It’s a Wonderful Life (1947) and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) will provide fun for all the family.
Plus, in a new monthly slot, BFI Southbank will offer audiences the opportunity to pick their favourite film under a theme related to the programme, this month: your favourite Christmas film. They will screen the film that gets the most votes over 100 (subject to availability in the UK), so audiences can have the chance to enjoy their own specially programmed Christmas night out.
Also in Puppets at Christmas the BFI celebrate puppets with attitude as they look at the long tradition of puppets on British television. Hosted by Clementine the Living Fashion Doll, our guide for the evening will introduce us to the puppet stars of yesterday with clips from the likes of: Pinky and Perky; Basil Brush; Mademoiselle Zizi; Topo Gigio; Lamb Chop and Lord Charles. Finally, for those of the opinion that ‘Christmas, sir, is humbug’, a visit to BFI Southbank to see Scrooge (1951) is highly recommended to reinstall some vital Christmas cheer.
The BFI Southbank is open to all. BFI members are entitled to a discount on all tickets. BFI Southbank Box Office tel: 020 7928 3232. Unless otherwise stated tickets are £11.00, concs £8.50 Members pay £1.50 less on any ticket. Website www.bfi.org.uk/southbank