FESTIVE cinema returns to Cardiff
Outdoor cinema. Credit: Eole Wind. Source: Flickr

Cardiff pop-up cinemas to run through festive period

Three locations are showing festive films for you and your family to enjoy 

FESTIVE cinema returns to Cardiff this Christmas so you can watch movies in some amazing locations. 

From Elf to Home Alone there are many films worth going to watch and these are where you can see them. 

Cardiff Castle 

The Castle is hosting Winter Wonderlands ice skating this year but will be home to a Christmas cinema as well.  

They’re teaming up with Underground Cinema to bring you The Nightmare Before ChristmasElf and many more festive films. 

Cardiff Castle ticket manager, Lloyd Glanville said: “They are so popular. Home Alone and Elf are those Christmas classics that we know people will snap up.’’ 

Visiting tourist, Solomon Michelo, 25, from Glasgow said: ‘’I would 100% go to one of the films.’’ 

With the new Covid variant being an issue, Cohine Kayya, 27, from Glasgow and visiting Cardiff said: ‘’If the cinema is outside, it is fine and if people test themselves and stay socially distanced it would be good as well.’’ 

Home Alone is already sold out and The Polar Express is down to the last four tickets,” said Mr Glanville. 

Due to the pandemic, Mr Glanville stated: ‘’There is a slightly reduced capacity on the screening, normally it is 90 but it has been cut to 55 to allow for greater distancing but they almost always sell out.’’ 

The films will be shown in the castle’s Undercroft and will be shown Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19. 

Tickets are £8.50 for adults and £5.50 for children.  

You can book your tickets here.  

Lost Lands Cinema, Penarth 

Back by popular demand, Lost Lands cinema will be showing Christmas films this year with the first being shown on December 4.  

The outdoor cinema will be held at The Deck on the marina, under their cosy dome tent. 

Blankets will be provided and the dome will be heated. 

Table service is available for snacks and drinks for you to enjoy during the films. 

The Grinch That Stole Christmas, Die Hard and Edward Scissorhands are the pick of the bunch that will be shown. 

Tickets cost £6 per person and you can get them here.

Credit: JERRYE & ROY KLOTZ. Source: WikiMedia Commons

Penarth Pier Pavilion  

Back to Penarth, the Pier Pavilion will be showing The Polar Express this Christmas. 

The film will be shown in the cinema and you will be given a mug of hot chocolate on arrival and afternoon tea after the film. 

The film will be shown on Sunday December 5, December 12 and December 19 and tickets cost £19.50 for adults and £17.25 for children.  

You can book your tickets here.

Additional reporting by Frederick Bennett, George Glinski and Tom Burgess.