The Pop Up Film Club is back with the fantastically seasonal ‘Festival Flicks.’

Following on from the outstanding success of the Pop Up Film Tarantino Weekend at T13, Festive Flicks will see such epic Christmas movies as Elf (our all time favourite) and Nightmare Before Christmas, and promises to take us on a full seasonal experience with their spectacular Narnia theme.

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Set in the amazing historical locations of The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and Redeemer Central, Belfast, Richard Waterson of Pop Up Film Club, explains they are once again ensuring this is an experience not to forget: “We launched last year to do the Festive Flicks, and ended up selling out a staggering seven out of the eight nights.”

“Considering this was our very first event, as soon as we launched, our social media was going through the roof tickets went like crazy!”

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“The movies we put on are classics, meaning people will have seen them before. We know that – what we do with our events is give people an experience. Everything we do has to be absolutely immersed in the movie to put on an unforgettable themed night for everyone, making them feel like they are a part of the movie.”

The Pop Up Film Club was launched just in time for Christmas last year, selling out almost instantly with floods of excitement over the unique immersive themed movie experience.

“People love Christmas and going into a totally transformed, Christmas decorated themed room. Last year we took over the Arc apartments, unused retail units in the Docks Market Space – it was really cool and not many people had heard of it. It was like a smaller version of St Georges Market – in Narnia.”

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“The entrance door was a huge wardrobe filled with coats with the back taken out – and as you walked in the snow was falling from the snow machine. We had 50 Christmas trees and snow all over the ground.”

“This is what we are recreating this year at the Redeemers central –  an amazing old revamped church, just off Royal Avenue opposite Kremlin night club. It’s a massive space, and we are really looking forward to transforming it into Narnia heaven, complete with all of the Christmas fayre. We’ll have mulled wine, hot chocolate, cupcakes, and craft stalls with miniature reindeers and traditional Christmas presents.”

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“In fact, most of the stalls you’d see at St George’s Market will be there, and we’ll have a hot food stand with pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and craft stalls. Last year it was so popular that people come down an hour early!”

Kicking off Festive Flicks are two days at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Sat 5 and Sun 6 December starring popular family film The Polar Express.

 

The largest museum space in Ireland is showing the movie amongst their staggering 25 – 30 trains locomotives, in and amongst the old fake railway station.

“We’re going to theme it all up and really make it a special occasion, of course with all of the delicious Christmas drinks and snacks! The ticket also allows for an hour’s free entry into the museum  beforehand.”

Festive Flicks Times and Venue

The Polar Express (Day Show) – Sat Dec 5, 153 Bangor Rd – 3pm, £9, Kids £5.50

The Polar Express (Evening Show) – Sat Dec 5, 153 Bangor Rd – 6pm, £9, Kids £5.50

The Polar Express (Day Show) – Sat Dec 6, 153 Bangor Rd – 3pm, £9, Kids £5.50

Home Alone – Sun Dec 13,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

Love Actually – Mon Dec 14,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

It’s A Wonderful Life – Tues Dec 15,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Wed Dec 16,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Thurs Dec 17,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

Miracle On 34th Street – Fri Dec 18,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

Elf – Sat Dec 19,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

 

Check out the full list of movies, times and locations below or click here to buy online, and be sure to book your tickets fast. We have a funny feeling they’ll sell out pretty quickly…

Festive Flicks Times and Venue

 

The Polar Express (Day Show) – Sat Dec 5, 153 Bangor Rd – 3pm, £9, Kids £5.50

The Polar Express (Evening Show) – Sat Dec 5, 153 Bangor Rd – 6pm, £9, Kids £5.50

The Polar Express (Day Show) – Sat Dec 6, 153 Bangor Rd – 3pm, £9, Kids £5.50

Home Alone – Sun Dec 13,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

Love Actually – Mon Dec 14,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

It’s A Wonderful Life – Tues Dec 15,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Wed Dec 16,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Thurs Dec 17,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

Miracle On 34th Street – Fri Dec 18,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

Elf – Sat Dec 19,  101 Donegall St – 7.30pm, £9.50

 

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