UK Christmas Release Schedule 2020

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Starring:
Sylvester McCoy (Dr Who),  Natalie Clark (The Last Bus), Kenny Boyle, Sanjeev Kohli, (Still Game) & Clare Grogan (Gregory’s Girl)
Lost At Christmas is set in the remote Scottish town of Fort William, on Christmas Eve, when life is turned upside down for Jen (Natalie Clark) and Rob (Kenny Boyle). Suddenly finding themselves heartbroken, single and stranded, they team up to try and reach home 100 miles away to be with their families. “Borrowing” Jen’s now ex-boyfriend’s classic car, the pair hit the road, but it’s not long before the weather turns for the worse forcing them to continue their journey on foot.

Bickering and bonding across the snowy Moors of Glencoe, they eventually arrive at a remote inn where they meet other guests dead set on avoiding the traditional Christmas joy. However, as Christmas Day draws closer, will happiness emerge and draw Jen and Rob together?

Lost at Christmas will bring you in from the cold, lighten your heart and provide the ultimate feel-good Christmas cinema experience.
Lost At Christmas will be in UK Cinemas from 4th December and on Digital Download from 7th December
Starring: Simon Russell Beale, Martin Freeman, Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya and Andy Serkis (voice cast) and  Michael Nunn, Jakub Franasowicz, Russell Maliphant, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Mikey Boats, Grace Jabbari and Dana Fouras (dancing cast)
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.
 
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. The announcement of a second lockdown has not changed directors David and Jacqui Morris’s approach towards such an inherently theatrical film, best enjoyed on the big screen. Both directors see the release and supporting local cinemas and theatres as an inherent part of A Christmas Carol’s 2020 release.

A Christmas Carol will be showing in mainland UK cinemas and theatres nationwide from 4th December and Ireland from 11th December. Visit the website for listings: https://www.achristmascarol2020.film/?country=united-kingdom
Starring:
Justin Long (Dodgeball), Kate Berlant & Lynn Cohen
“Safe Spaces” is a comedy about a New York City professor (Justin Long) who spends a week re-connecting with his family while defending his reputation over controversial behaviour at his college.
 Safe Spaces will be available on Digital Download from 7th December
Starring:
Andy Nyman (Ghost Stories), James Cosmo (GoT), Neve Campbell (Scream)
The Glass Man tells the story of Martin (Nyman) whose perfect life, with the perfect wife (Campbell) and the perfect house is shattered when a loan shark, Pecco (Cosmo), calls at their home in the dead of night to collect what he’s owed.  Pecco offers an ultimatum – lose everything or be his accomplice for the evening.  As they hurtle towards the terrible deed that Martin must perform, it starts to become clear that Pecco’s intentions are even darker than they appear.
 The Glass Man will be available on Sky Store, Apple TViTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Amazon from 7th December
Starring: 
Bradley Taylor, Cary Crankson, Nathaniel Martello-White, Joel Fry & Frank Harper
Recently released from prison, Mark (Bradley Taylor) attempts to reconnect with his daughter and hopes to give her a Christmas to remember. Struggling to find work, he meets Alan (Cary Crankson), his former cell-mate, who encourages him to return to a life of crime. A decision made easier when Caddy (Frank Harper), a ruthless crime boss, blackmails him into doing one last job.
 Silent Night will be in UK Cinemas from 11th December, on Digital Download from 14th December and DVD from 28th December
The anthology of horrors directed by:
Joshua Long, Pablo S. Pastor, Jason Bognacki, Adam O’Brien, A.J. Briones, Sergio Morcillo, Matt Richards & Oliver Par.
On a stormy night Rod leads a radio show dedicated to horror. Listeners call the radio telling their own paranormal stories. Until suddenly the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first Rod thinks that it is a bad joke until he discovers that this is not the case. Not only that, but these calls hide a dark secret in which the announcer himself will be involved…
 A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio will be available on Amazon and Google from 21st December and iTunes from 30th December
MEATBALL MACHINE
Starring:
Issei Takahashi (Detroit Metal City / Kill Bill Vol.1) Shôichirô Masumoto (Azumi 2 / Godzilla: Final Wars / Battlefield Baseball / Azumi / Versus) Toru Tezuka (Ichi the Killer / Dead or Alive 2) Ayano Yamamoto (Tokyo Gore Police)
Full-throttle splatter-ific Japanese cyberpunk science fiction/horror at its most aggressive, this mind-blower about alien parasites that turn their human hosts into slave “Necroborgs” will leave you dizzy and drained – in a good way.

Meatball Machine will be on Blu-ray (Collectors Edition) from 15th January
Directed by:
Dir. Gints Zilbalodis
AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.
 
The multiple award-winning film took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film.
 Away will be available on Digital Download from 18th January
Starring: 
Conor Berry, Sean Connor, Grant Robert Keelan, Tara Lee
Davie (Conor Berry) is a dreamer from the council schemes, constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands – culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence, Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.
 
SCHEMERS was written by music manager David McLean as a way to share the remarkable stories behind his early years in the music business as a fledgling promoter. From organising some of the most ambitious gigs Dundee has ever seen, David moved to London to promote some of the worlds biggest bands, where he worked with NirvanaSmashing PumpkinsPearl Jam & Green Day. Following on from this Davidwent on to manage one of the most internationally successful bands of the last 20 years, Placebo.
 Schemers will be available on DVD and Digital Download from 25th January
TOKYO DRAGON CHEF
Retired Yakuzas open a ramen restaurant and become an overnight sensation, thanks to their recipe developed in prison. But a mysterious upstart gang is taking down every Yakuza family one by one, drawing the chefs back to the gangland underworld once more!
 Tokyo Dragon Chef will be on DVD & Digital Download from 25th January
Starring:
Gabe Nicholson, Michael Daniel, Rachel Johnson & June Peterson
Secluded in a desolate forest, a broken family is observed by Sator, a supernatural entity who is attempting to claim them.
 Sator will available on Digital Download from 15th February and DVD 22nd February
Starring:
Sydne Mikelle (lead), Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: Picard 2020, Star Trek Generations, Family Guy), Jade Chynoweth (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)
Five teens are invited to the home of an eccentric billionaire to compete in a game to win his mansion. 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.
Max Winslow and the House of Secrets will be available on Digital Download from 15th February
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Starring:
Matthew Modine, Shane Paul McGhie, Lex Scott Davis
Michael is a high-powered lawyer and Jamal is an angry young man who has been imprisoned after years of abuse in the foster care system. Together they have to overcome their differences to find justice and expose the foster care system.
 Released 1st March 2021
Starring:
Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville
A family of sadistic butchers has dug into the back country and, from the deep freeze of winter to the dog days of summer, anyone who crosses their path is dead meat.

Butchers will be available on DVD & Digital Download from 8th March
C A G E F I G H T E R
Starring:
Alex Montagnani, Gina Gershon, Jonathan Good, Chuck Liddell
Reiss is the greatest champion to ever fight in a LEGENDS cage. But when promoter Max Black pits him against wrestling superstar Randy Stone, Reiss finds himself in the toughest fight of his life.

 Cagefighter will be available on Digital Download from 15th March

‘Cinema in the Snow’ from Pop Up Screens launches with new dates

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The sell-out Christmas experience returns for its 6th year to a new home in Peckham


Independent cinema Pop Up Screens is back this winter, taking over Peckham’s popular Copeland Park and Bussey Building with ‘Cinema in the Snow’ – a stunning cinematic Christmas experience set in a magical snow-filled wonderland.

After adjusting the dates due to the COVID pandemic, the festive-themed cinema will kick off on 02 December with The Greatest Showman and feature new and classic Christmas movies such as: Last Christmas, Home Alone, Love Actually, Elf, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Nightmare Before Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Gremlins, Muppets Christmas Carol and The Holiday.



The sell-out experience returns for its sixth year to a new home at Copeland Park, bringing the North Pole to South London. Visitors will enter through a magical wardrobe and discover an enchanting snow-filled winter wonderland before they grab a mulled wine and cosy up amongst the icy firs for their favourite Christmas movie.Cinema in the Snow is part of a series of events taking place at Peckham’s popular Bussey building, including the Forbidden Forest Cinema, Halloween screenings in a spooky indoor forest which took place (23 October – 05 November).



Adult tickets will be priced from £19.50 with concessions for family (group) tickets.  Tickets can be booked from www.popupscreens.co.uk
 
Our COVID-19 safety precautions can be viewed here. All tickets will be refunded if events are cancelled due to COVID-19.