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To celebrate Backyard Cinema’s first Christmas in a new permanent home, the company is inviting guests to experience its new theme: ‘Christmas at The Snow Kingdom’.

The 250 seat cinema in Capital Studios will be decked out with ‘giant beanbags, cosy blankets, mulled wine, and festive film favourites’, as well as a ‘secretive twists’.

To gain access, guests must uncover a hidden entrance to a ‘secret underground passageway, navigate the magical ball pit river, and find the password’.

Guests are told to expect a programme filled with sing-a-longs, new releases, and old favourites, including ElfThe HolidayLove ActuallyThe Lion King (2019), Home AloneThe Greatest Showman and Die Hard.

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Originally set up in its founder’s back garden, and later reincarnated as a roaming, pop-up cinema, Backyard Cinema has historically run themed seasons of films in various different places including Winterville, Camden’s Roundhouse and Winter Wonderland.

Founder and creative director of Backyard Cinema, Dominic Davies, said: “Christmas is such a magical time of year at Backyard Cinema, there is something truly magical about it. We love seeing how many people come back year on year making it their Christmas tradition so we have added a new take on an old theme and added more wonder and surprise to accompany their favourite Christmas film. Tickets sell out fast though, so make sure you get yours.”