Classic Christmas Movie Screenings

If you’re like us and you love movies, especially Christmas Movies, then you’re in luck. We’ve got all the information you need in regards to classic Christmas movie screenings during this festive season. 

During this festive period, companies and organisations will organise pop-up cinemas, drive-ins, outdoor screenings and other forms of cinemas across the country to screen classic Christmas movies. Most of these, however, do tend to pop-up or be in major cities like London, Birmingham, Manchester, etc. 

We’ve got all the information you need to know about these cinemas. So this year you get to watch your favourite Christmas movie on a big screen with your friends, family and others who love and appreciate the film just like you. 

Classic Christmas Movie Screenings Locator

Screening at ZSL London Zoo
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By going to the Christmas Film Screenings and Festive Pop-up Cinemas In London you will be able to browse and see what screening cinemas are available for you to see. You can make a whole day of the event if your booking is later on in the evening that means you have plenty of time to navigate your way to the event. Then once you know where it is you can go about your day and explore London. 

Some of the locations where these pop-up cinemas and screenings include:

ZSL London Zoo – you can spend the day roaming around the zoo and enjoying the Christmas atmosphere at this famous Zoo, then enjoy your favourite classic Christmas movie to finish the evening off. To attend the Christmas Movie Screening is free, though you need to purchase a Zoo ticket.

Backyard Cinema – this is located in Wandsworth at Capital Studios, again once you’ve located where the movie screening is you can then go and explore the area and even grab lunch at a local restaurant or cafe. Tickets usually cost around £18.99 to attend the screening. Snacks and drink are available at the studio, so if you get hungry or anything they’ve got you sorted.

Christmas Floating Film – enjoy your fave Christmas movie whilst afloat on a pontoon at St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge. You can enjoy the screening whilst relaxing on a beanbag with blankets and even enjoy a mince pie accompanied with a glass of mulled wine or steamy mug of hot chocolate. Tickets usually only cost £12 in order to attend the screening. Since you’re in central London it means that during the day before the screening you can explore the exciting city of London. 

Local Screenings


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If you search up your local cinemas or “Christmas Screenings Near Me” into Google it will tell you where these screenings will be. As well as this, it will let you know if there are any pop-up cinemas in your area as well as drive-in cinemas. 

When attending a local screening at your cinema, they may offer some seasonal snacks and beverages for you to enjoy with your screening. If not stock up on your favourite seasonal snacks and pack a drink that is suitable for the cinema and obviously allowed (no sneaking in alcohol!)

Though if you are attending a local drive-in or a pop-up cinema then you may want to check what refreshments are available. If your screening is located outside then you should also check to see if any blankets, pillows, etc. are available for you to use to keep warm. Though if none are available then it’s best to bring your own blankets, pillows and whatever else you think you may need. 

Snacks and Beverages

Snacks and Beverages for Outdoor Cinemas
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At most pop-up cinema events they will have a bar fully stocked-up with everyone’s favourite snacks and drinks. Though since it’s Christmas they will also have their bar stocked with Christmas favourites. 

Snacks might include:

  • Pretzels
  • Mince pies
  • Seasonal flavoured crisps
  • Mulled wine
  • Hot chocolate

You may be allowed to bring your own snacks and beverages – but do check as some events may not allow that and you will have to dispose of them.

If you are allowed however to bring your own food and drink (most outdoor cinemas allow this – picnic style) then you could create your own little classic Christmas movie screening ofod hamper. This food hamper could include snacky foods that you love to nibble on. Especially seasonal snacks that you love. 

Snacks and drinks you could include:

  • Popcorn –  a movie snack classic
  • Mince pies
  • Crisps
  • Pork pies
  • Olives
  • Tomatoes
  • Chocolate 
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Homemade Mulled Wine
  • Water

Who To Take To The Christmas Movie Screening

Who To Go With On A Movie Date
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You may already have a person or group of people in mind for who you want to go to the classic Christmas movie screening with but if you’re not sure then you could always ask:

  • Parent – good bonding time with your mum or dad or even both
  • Grandparent – again one or the other or both so they can enjoy a day out with their favourite grandchild and perhaps even get some Christmas shopping done
  • Other family members – spend some one on one quality time with a family member to catch up with them this Christmas 
  • Child – if you have a little one why not share your favourite Christmas movie with them and spend the day with them
  • Friend – this could be your best friend or a whole group of you spending some quality time together this Christmas period
  • Partner – this is a great Date Night idea, as you can spend the day walking around your local town or London together just before Christmas Day, a moment shared by just the two of you and then finishing with your favourite Christmas movie snuggled up together
  • Volunteering – Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. So this year you could volunteer with a local charity or care home, whatever you decide and organise an outing to go to a Christmas screening. Or better yet have your very own in the garden or inside, just make it Christmassy and fun for everyone to enjoy this festive period.

Just remember this Christmas that whoever you decide to go with and wherever you decide to go for your screening, enjoy it and make some happy Christmas memories you’ll remember forever.

Classic Christmas Movie Screenings