Film buffs and nostalgia fans rejoice, as HOME has confirmed plans for a season of classic flicks being shown throughout the festive period.

The genre-spanning programme forms part of the venue’s wider Christmas calendar, revisiting an array of crowd-pleasers from a golden era of cinema that have no doubt stood the test of time.

Action, adventure and horror are all well-represented in a list of beloved flicks that have been specially curated by Sorcha Fi Fhlainn, Senior Lecturer in English and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Jen Hall, HOME Film Programme Producer.

Proceedings kick off on Sat 11 Dec, and run right through until Thu 23 Dec. See below for a list of all showings.

Die Hard

Any excuse to revisit the age-old ‘is it a Christmas film?’ Debate—it is, for the record—see Bruce Willis’ John McLane go toe-to-toe with Alan Rickman’s scene-stealing Hans Gruber on the big screen once more.

Showings: Sat 11 Dec, 5.20pm / Thu 23 Dec, 8.10pm

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Don’t be fooled by the cuteness—watch as all hell unfolds when Billy fails to obey just three simple rules to looking after his exotic new pet, Gizmo.

Showings: Thu 16 Dec, 5.45pm / Tue 21 Dec, 8.40pm

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The Lost Boys

The cult classic is back—way before the days of Twilight came around, The Lost Boys were making the idea of being a vampire that little bit cooler.

Showings: Fri 17 Dec, 8.40pm

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Santa Claus: The Movie

Struggling to get into the festive spirit? This family classic will have even the sternest of Scrooges digging out the Christmas jumpers in no time.

Showings: Sat 18 Dec, 3pm / Wed 22 Dec, 5.45pm

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The Goonies

This iconic flick sees a group of brave young adventurers having to stay one step ahead of their pursuers, navigating a series of deadly traps in an effort to get to the treasure first.

Showings: Sun 19 Dec, 12.45pm

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (& introduction) 

Fancy a bit more of a thrill from your festive cinema trip? Head back to Elm Street and watch as the neighbourhood’s dreams are terrorised by Freddy Krueger.

Showings: Mon 20 Dec, 8.40pm

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A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Sat 11 Dec - Thu 23 Dec, HOME,
2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 17 Dec 2021