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A Christmas Carol - Brand New Retelling Of The Classic Family Christmas Tale




A Christmas Carol, a brand new retelling of the classic family Christmas tale, will be coming to both cinemas and select theatres nationwide from November 27th, as Scrooge looks to help save Christmas.

Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis lend their voices to the tale, whilst dance performances are led by former Royal Ballet Principle and BalletBoyz founder Michael Nunn as Scrooge, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras.   


A Christmas Carol follows a Victorian family as they prepare a toy-theatre for their annual performance of A Christmas Carol. The audience enters the imagination of one of the children and quickly the cardboard stage transforms to reveal a magical world containing real dancers and stylised sets. The tale unfolds on screen in a rich tapestry of highly absorbing, haunting and theatrical drama with characters portrayed by dancers and voiced by an eclectic cast of incredible actors. The mix of danced action and spoken narration brings a completely new and exciting dimension to Dickens’ characters whilst remaining true to the beauty of his original narrative.


Behind A Christmas Carol are two of the most exciting and creative British filmmakers today. Sibling directors Jacqui Morris and David Morris first shot to prominence with their 2013 debut, the double BAFTA-nominated McCullin. Their Grierson award-winning film Attacking the Devil followed in 2016, highlighting the ground-breaking investigative work of the late Sir Harold Evans during the thalidomide scandal. Their third film, Nureyev, lifted the curtain on one of the world’s most iconic ballet dancers.

With pantomime season all but cancelled, the dual approach to release is to support both cinema and theatre industries during a time of financial hardship generated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

"My career started with working backstage in the theatre. Theatre continues to inspire and influence my work as a filmmaker today and I have been devastated by the current situation theatres face. Our version of A Christmas Carol offers an immersive, theatre-like experience for families both in cinema and theatres, will delight to those missing out on live dance and pantomime this festive season. I am thrilled to offer theatres a chance to screen the film to help raise funds and keep doors ajar until patrons can return in full capacity”, said Director and Producer Jacqui Morris.

“As families have bonded and are staying closely-knit during the pandemic, and although streaming platforms have been great through lockdown, now's the time for families to get lost in an immersive film in a way that only cinema can provide. This is what cinema is best at and I think Dickens’ simple and moving tale of redemption and the power of giving will particularly resonate this year”, she added.

Choreography is by Southbank award winner and Associate Artist of Sadlers Wells, Russell Maliphant. Design is by Darko Petrovic, famed for his unique blend of high artistry and diverse contemporary style and the Score is by Tony Award Nominee, Alex Baranowski.

Audiences will be able to catch A Christmas Carol in cinemas and select theatre venues nationwide from November 27th.

Max Winslow And The House of Secrets - Coming to Cinemas on October 23rd


Munro Films will be releasing spooky family sci-fi Max Winslow And The House of Secrets (cert 12A) on October 23rd just in time for school UK school half term. 

The film was released in Scotland on Friday to coincide with earlier half terms, and will have showings from this Friday at Showcase Nottingham, Showcase Leicester and Savoy Nottingham. 
 

The movie features Sydne Mikelle as young tech genius Max, Chad Michael Murray and Marina Sirtis, the plot follows five teens, who are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. But the night takes a dark turn when they become trapped in the house and are forced to face off against each other and an evil AI entity who controls everything in the house, including their fate.



We were lucky enough to be invited to watch Max Winslow And The House of Secrets at home last weekend, the movie will have you on the edge of your seat, with nail-biting movie moments filled with amazing graphics and cool effects. I won't give to much away, but all is not what it seems in the House Of Secret and sometimes you need to confront your fears and face your truths to truly move forward. A must-see movie which will be loved by the entire family.


'Max Winslow And The House of Secrets is proven to be entertaining for all the family following a #2 spot in the US Box Office and an 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Munro looks forward to introducing this title to a UK audience.


For more information check out  www.maxwinslowfilm.co.uk



Cinema is still alive

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You may have come to your attention through various media outlets that cinema is done and dusted. However, we all know that not to be the truth. Just because one chain of cinemas shuts down operations, or a film shifts to 2021, it doesn't mean there isn't a fine selection of films for all ages out now and coming up that people can go and enjoy and safely. 

Cinema provides escapism, a chance to get lost in a story, to be taken to faraway lands, be touched by fear, by love, by painful situations. It provides a safe space for people from the outside world, a social space for those meeting with friends and somewhere to catch forty winks in a dark room if you so wish. 

The news this week that Cineworld will be temporarily closing its operations from Thursday and Odeon closing some venues during the week came as a blow and it is easy to assume that nothing is coming out. That is not the case. Between now and Christmas, there are tonnes of releases for all groups and ages to enjoy and to do so safely. Here are some fab movie which are still set for theatrical release.


Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Max Winslow and the House of Secrets
Distributor: Munro Films
Release Date: 23rd October with previews in Scotland from October 9th

Honest Thief

Honest Thief
Distributor: Signature Entertainment
Release Date: 23rd October

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Distributor: Sky Cinema
Release Date: 23rd October

The Climb

The Climb
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Release Date: 23rd October

The Forty-Year Old Version

The Forty-Year Old Version
Distributor: Netflix (In Cinemas)

On The Rocks

On The Rocks
Distributor: Trafalgar Releasing

Away

Away
Distributor: Munro Films

The Elfkins

The Elfkins
Distributor: Signature Entertainment

AKIRA

AKIRA
Distributor: National Amusements
Release Date: Previews 7 & 8th, General Release 9th October


Stay tuned for more movies releases coming soon.


Forbidden Forest Cinema – Halloween Horror Screenings


The Forbidden Forest Cinema are hosting a collection of immersive fright night Halloween screenings.  ( from 23 Oct to 15 Nov) Visitors must brave their way through a forbidden forest before discovering an eerie woodland cinema, the perfect setting for their favourite film. 

 


Films include Halloween horror favourites such as: A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hereditary, It, Beetlejuice, Scream, The Shining and The Blair Witch Project as well as cult classics like Donnie Darko, Rocky Horror Picture Show, From Dusk Till Dawn, Labyrinth and The Craft (see full schedule below).



Forbidden Forest Cinema Screening Times: 


Friday 23 October

7:30 pm - A Nightmare on Elm Street


Saturday 24 October

4 pm – The Lost Boys

7:30 pm – The Blair Witch Project


Sunday 25 October

4 pm – Labyrinth (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Us


Monday 26 October

12:30 pm – Moana (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – The Sixth Sense


Tuesday 27 October

12:30 pm – Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Get Out


Wednesday 28 October

12:30 pm – Minions (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – The Invisible Man


Thursday 29 October

12:30 pm – Onward (half-term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – A Nightmare on Elm Street


Friday 30 October

12:30 pm – Toy Story 4 (half term/family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Scream


Saturday 31 October

4 pm – The Craft

7:30 pm – It


Sunday 01 November

4 pm – Hocus Pocus (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Beetlejuice


Monday 02 November

7:30 pm – The Blair Witch Project


Tuesday 03 November

7:30 pm – It


Wednesday 04 November

7:30 pm – The Shining


Thursday 05 November

11 am – Where the Wild Things Are (parent and baby screening)

7:30 pm Ghostbusters


Friday 06 November

7:30 pm – Joker


Saturday 07 November

4 pm – Cabin in the Woods

7:30 pm – Hereditary


Sunday 08 November

4 pm – Goonies (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Seven


Monday 09 November

7:30 pm – Rocky Horror Picture Show


Tuesday 10 November

7:30 pm - American Psycho


Wednesday 11 November

7:30 pm – From Dusk Till Dawn 


Thursday 12 November

7:30 pm - Beetlejuice


Friday 13 November

7:30 pm – Friday 13th


Saturday 14 November

4 pm – Donnie Darko

7:30 pm – A Nightmare on Elm Street


Sunday 15 November

4 pm – Onward (family-friendly)

7:30 pm – Doctor Sleep


Half term screenings of Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Onward, Moana, Minions and Toy Story 4 will also be part of the schedule, coupled with a family-friendly magical adventure through the mysterious forest.

 

Adult tickets will be priced from £22 (incl. all fees), with concessions for family tickets and half-term screenings. A limited amount of VIP tickets will also be made available at £27.50 (incl. all fees, premium seats, and a drink).

 

Tickets can be booked from www.popupscreens.co.uk



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