Feel like settling down with a Christmas movie? Watch your favourite Christmas films on the big screen and feel all warm and fuzzy inside at these screenings in Belfast.


Cinema on the Square

Visit the pop-up cinema as it takes up residency in Bank Square (beside Kelly's Cellars and Mourne Seafood Bar). Take a break from your Christmas shopping and enjoy some festive family favourites with up to four film screenings each day from 6 to 9 December.

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Movie House Cinemas

Movie House Cinemas on Dublin Road has an epic line-up of heartwarming classics throughout December. Their family-friendly programme kicks off with everyone’s favourite classic, The Miracle of 34th Street, on 1 December, followed by Jingle All the Way (8 December), Elf (15 December) and Santa Claus The Movie (22 and 24 December). Die Hard, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Love Actually will all be screened over the weekend before Christmas (21-23 December).

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Odyssey Cinemas

With a varied programme Odyssey Cinemas’ Christmas screenings are bound to have something for everyone. From Arthur Christmas (9 December) and The Polar Express (22 December) for kids; to It’s a Wonderful Life (16 December) and Home Alone (23 December) for the nostalgic. The Muppets Christmas Carol (8 December) and Elf (22 December) are also on the line-up, as well as the alternative festive flick, Die Hard (15 December).

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The Odeon cinema in Victoria Square is showing the critically acclaimed A Christmas Carol on 11 Decmber. Starring Simon Callow and based on Charles Dickens’s own performance adaptation, this one-man theatrical extravaganza of festive storytelling is not to be missed. Or, take the little ones to the much anticipated annual CBeebies Christmas Show, coming to the big screen for a heart-warming family friendly cinema experience.

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If you haven’t been before, QFT’s Christmas screenings are a great reason to visit this unique independent cinema. There are multiple screenings of Elf, Home Alone, Muppets Christmas Carol, Die Hard, It’s a Wonderful Life and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation throughout December, as well as Meet Me in St Louis and the wonderfully wicked alternative to a white Christmas, Bell, Book and Candle.

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The Tree House at Cabaret Supper Club

Combine Christmas movies with delicious food and drink at the Tree House, on the top level of Cabaret Supper Club, where you can nibble on two small plates for £15 or upgrade to VIP for £20 to include a hot cider or mulled wine all while enjoying your favourite Christmas films. Choose from Love Actually (20 November and 10 December), Elf (26 November and 2 December), It’s a Wonderful Life (5 December) or The Grinch (3 and 9 December).

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Ladies Night Goes to the Movies at Fratellis

Treat yourself to girly movie night at Fratellis Bar and Ristorante! Their hugely popular Ladies Nights includes a main course, glass of wine, mini dessert buffet and a private screening of a film, all for £25. This Christmas, there’s Love Actually (4 December), Home Alone (11 December) and The Holiday (18 December).

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Girls Night in at The Ivory

You can also enjoy a girly movie night at The Ivory in Victoria Square on 2 December. Have a delicious meal with a glass of fizz followed by a private screening of the festive favourite, Love Actually. Tickets cost just £20! Call to book: 028 9032 2277 opt 3.

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