We're delighted and honoured that watching classic films at Triskel has become part of so many family traditions over the past 10 years of Triskel Cinema. Get traditional and nostalgic with our favourite Christmas movies at this most wonderful and most ‘muppet-ful’ time of the year.
Tickets for It's a Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol on sale Tuesday 8 December. A limited number of family pews are available for The Muppet Christmas Carol.
We are still operating at reduced capacity so that we can ensure social distancing - so get your tickets fast!
130 mins – United States 1946 – Dir: Frank CapraStarring: James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore
Beset with personal and professional problems, George Bailey finds his previously happy life falling apart around him on Christmas Eve. Seeing no way out, George considers suicide from the edge of a bridge – but Clarence, his guardian angel, intervenes and shows George what his beloved hometown of Bedford Falls would be like without him. Shocked by what he sees and at the unforeseen circumstances of his absence, George reconsiders and begs Clarence to return him to the problems of the present and the loving community he has fostered throughout his life. "A genuine American classic" The Guardian
Thurs 17 Dec 7.30pm
Fri 18 Dec 7.30pm
Sat 19 Dec 7.30pm
Sun 20 Dec 7.30pm
86 mins – United States 1992 – Dir: Brian HensonStarring: Michael Caine, Kermit The Frog and Miss Piggy
Brian Henson directs his late father’s creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough–the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life.
Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson’s Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humour and drama undercuts the power of Dickens’s drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.
We have a limited number of family pews available:
"Plenty of laughs and a host of memorable songs" Total Film