There are some real gems in this week's cinema listings: from Elf and It's a Wonderful Life, to Pitch Perfect 3, The Greatest Showman and Molly's Game!

Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane are showing a whole host of classic Christmas films this December, as well as new releases and brilliant blockbusters.

Check out all the film previews below and book in to beat the festive boredom with a trip to the cinema!

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Scroll on to see the classics and new movies you won’t want to miss this season:


Classics Back to the Big Screen

Die Hard (1988) – Wed 20th, Thur 21st, Fri 22nd & Sat 23rd @ 8.15pm

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Elf (2003) – Friday 22nd Dec – 4pm, 6pm & 8.30pm – Pre Booking Advised

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Santa Claus The Movie (1985) – Sat 23rd Dec – 2pm – Pre Booking Advised

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa’s eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon’s plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa’s adventure – to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world!

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Sat 23rd Dec – 8.30pm – Pre Booking Advised

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

New Releases

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – 12A – 118mins

A brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever, to be played by others without break.

Pitch Perfect  3 – 12A – 93mins

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

The Greatest Showman – PG – 105mins – from Tuesday 26th December

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Molly’s Game – 15A – 140mins – from Monday 1st January

Molly Bloom, a beautiful young Olympic-class skier, ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Sun 7th Jan – 3pm & 8pm – Pre booking advised

Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby the house-elf, who warns Harry Potter against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Harry decides to ignore Dobby’s warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening: Harry is suddenly hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, muggle-born students are being attacked, and a message scrawled on the wall in blood puts everyone on his/her guard – “The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies Of The Heir, Beware” 

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