A bell rings as the Light House Cinema reveal their Christmas 2019 movie lineup


Attaboy, Light House.

The Smithfield cinema have today announced the programme for their annual Naughty or Nice season, a selection of beloved Christmas classics and carefully curated deep-cuts. Every year the selection tends to bring out the naughty and nice in Dublin’s film fans as they cross in-laws and distant relatives off their gift lists in order to fit in a few more tickets to treat themselves with and Christmas 2019 is set to be no different. The usual lineup are all there with a few new, intriguing choices thrown in, it’s going to be a busy few weeks at the Light House from November 29th to December 31st.

The season begins at the end of November with showings of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year, the film will be paired with the specially commissioned short documentary Never Just A Dream. Also having a big birthday this year is The Nightmare Before Christmas, 25 years young, which will be having both a singalong screening on the 7th December and a regular showing also (and sure you can just sing along at that one anyways).

As always there is a festive party for Light House lovers to dress up and enjoy fun and games around the cinema. This year Home Alone will be anchoring the festivities on December 7th and if you haven’t had enough yet and are thirsty for more, there’s also a party themed around The Room on the 13th December as well. The Room is…not a Christmas movie as such, but is it not an advent calendar of the soul, each scene a window peeled back to reveal another aspect of Tommy Wiseau’s self-delusion??

There will be also be showings of long-loved classics including Frank Capra’s sublime It’s A Wonderful Life, the original Miracle on 34th Street and for the first time, Vincent Minelli’s Meet Me In St. Louis (approps viewing with Greta Gerwig’s Little Women not far away). In all sixteen films will be shown throughout Naughty or Nice, alongside showings of a Branagh Theatre production of A Winter’s Tale and performances of The Nutcracker from the Bolshoi and Royal Ballets.

Check out the full programme for Naughty of Nice this Christmas 2019 below:

EYES WIDE SHUT

(From 29th November 2019)

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

(From 1st December 2019)

LOVE ACTUALLY

(From 1st December 2019)

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

(From 1st December 2019)

NATIONAL LAMPOONS CHRISTMAS VACATION

(From 3rd December 2019)

BRANAGH THEATRE LIVE: THE WINTER’S TALE

(From 4th December 2019)

ELF

(From 4th December 2019)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

(From 5th December 2019)

THE GRINCH (2000)

(From 5th December 2019)

GREMLINS

(From 6th December 2019)

HOME ALONE CHRISTMAS PARTY

(From 7th December 2019)

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG

(From 7th December 2019)

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL

(From 8th December 2019)

DIE HARD

(From 11th December 2019)

GO!

(From 12th December 2019)

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

(From 12th December 2019)

THE ROOM CHRISTMAS PARTY!

(From 13th December 2019)

BOLSHOI BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER

(From 15th December 2019)

HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK

(From 15th December 2019)

HOME ALONE

(From 15th December 2019)

ROYAL BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER (RECORDED)

(From 17th December 2019)

Artwork by Conor Merriman

Luke Dunne
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Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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