QUEEN’S HALL, HEXHAM
7 December, from £5 per person
Two talented pals find themselves competing for the affections of the same woman (Marjorie Reynolds) in this 1940s Christmas corker. With the combined might of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin working in its favour, Holiday Inn is a seasonal classic, not least because it introduced ‘White Christmas’ to the world.
3 December, from £16.50 per person
Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! See cult Christmas movie, Home Alone, starring cheeky kids’ star Macaulay Culkin, on the big screen, with John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score, performed live by Royal Northern Sinfonia. A one for music-lovers, film-lovers and all the family.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
TYNESIDE CINEMA, NEWCASTLE
3, 8, 9 & 12 – 20 December, £9.75 per adult
It’s the festive tearjerker that has everyone reaching for the tissues this time of year – and it’s back at Tyneside Cinema for 2017. James Stewart steps into the shoes of frustrated businessman, George Bailey, who’s life seems hopeless until a loveable angel arrives on earth to show him how much his life is worth living. Upgrade your ticket to include mince pies and mulled wine.