Christmas is coming to the GFT with a festive movie marathon

By Olivia Armstrong

GLASGOW Film Theatre are soon to begin their festive film season with multiple showings of holiday classics including everyone’s favourite It’s A Wonderful Life.

Festive comedies Elf and Gremlins will also be screened as well as Christmas classic Die Hard with Bruce Willis and the late and great Alan Rickman.

It’s a Wonderful Life, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart, has become something of a tradition for the GFT and there will be multiple screenings starting Friday (Dec 9) and running until Christmas Eve with The Bishop’s Wife, starring Cary Grant as an angel, being shown from December 17 until December 23.

In addition to this, there will also be live screenings of Bolshoi Ballet performances throughout December and January, including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

Marketing Manager Mark Gallagher said he believes it is partly the tradition of familiarity that keeps people coming back to the GFT for their wide variety of showings around the holidays.

He said: “Audiences have developed a very close relationship with the GFT because it’s a unique independent cinema. It’s not a mainstream multiplex. In the same way that people want to be close to their family or something they’re familiar with, I think people like to come to the GFT at Christmas because its somewhere warm and welcoming.

“Everyone loves watching movies at Christmas time – it’s become a standard Christmas thing to do, even for those who don’t go the cinema at all. That combined with the completely unique setting and reputation as a classic cinema experience makes it so popular.”

More information for cinema times and screenings can be found at


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