Festive films to be screened at Station Cinema

From left, cinema staff Ian Hall, Dan Westgarth, Niamh Clement with director, Rob Younger.

The Station Cinema reopens today with festive classics among the films to be screened in the run up to Christmas.

A Christmas Carol, Katherine Jenkins: Christmas Spectacular, The Bolshoi Ballet: Nutcracker, The Polar Express (Pyjama Party!), NT Live Warhorse and A Christmas Gift Named Bob are among the films on the schedule for the coming month.

More classic titles are expected to be added, but previous customers will be pleased to see the annual tradition of It’s A Wonderful Life returns for Christmas Eve, along with mince pies and sherry.

The cinema is also providing a selection of cultural offerings as it welcomes the French Film Festival UK this December.

The French Film Festival UK is now in its 28th year and has over 220 screenings across 28 cinemas within the country over 44 days.

The Station Cinema will be showcasing six films across 12 showings for a two-week period starting on Friday, December 4 with Perfumes.

General manager Dan Westgarth said: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year, I’m very excited and not just for Santa Claus.

“The team are very eager to reopen and provide an escape this Christmas from the challenging year we’ve experienced.

“We are delighted to be once again to be hosting some special offerings from the French Film Festival UK in Richmond. Being able to offer such an artistic selection of films is fantastic to the local community, along with our festive favourites.

“We are very proud to be the only cinema in the region committing to continuously developing our programme; to cater to all audiences and offer such a variety of films.

“We start with Perfumes, a comedy drama starring Emmanuelle Devos as celebrity within the perfume world, she’s little bit of a diva but just might redeem herself as she tangles in a new relationship with a troubled chauffeur.

“The festival has been a huge success at the Station Cinema in previous years selling out rather quick, so if you are looking to secure a ticket, I suggest you do it fast.”

The programme also contains Notre Dame, a light-hearted tale that follows an architect and single mother as she secures a career defining opportunity. Re-designing the Notre Dame esplanade.

However, this comes amid a media scandal, complications with her ex-fiancé and a lot of trouble as a result. The film is a perfect love letter to Paris and its famous landmarks.

The Lost Prince follows Sofia and her father Djibi whom every night takes her into ‘Storyland’, a fantasy film studio where their extraordinary fairy tale adventures come to life.

In The Name Of Land is an intimate family drama set against a backdrop of agricultural strife and the downward spiral of Pierre Jarjeau who takes over the farm from his unforgiving father via the way of a bank loan.

In the coming years he struggles against making ends meet, and paying off his debt to his father.

Cyrano My Love is a period set biopic about famed poet & dramatist Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac as he chases his impossible dream.

And the 60th anniversary screening of Breathless which inspired a generation of film makers such as Quentin Tarantino to Tony Scott is also on the programmed line-up.

The Christmas season screenings are also on sale from the box office on Friday, December 4 and online right now at www.stationcinema.com.

Once reopened you can also contact the Box Office during opening hours on 01748 823062.

For more information and the full programme, you can view this directly on the French Film Festival UK website at www.frenchfilmfestival.org.uk