Three classic Christmas favourites are coming back to the big screen in December thanks to film distributor Park Circus.
For many film-lovers the headline attraction will be a 4K restoration of Frank Capra’s 1946 It’s a Wonderful Life which will play in cinemas across the UK and Ireland throughout December.
James Stewart stars George Bailey, a man whose attempted suicide on Christmas Eve gains the attention of a guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, who is sent to help him in his hour of need.
The movie has been delighting audience for more than 7 decades and Park Circus predict the new 4K restoration will make this year’s big screen re-release “a truly special occasion.”
Next up is 1988 genre-defining action classic Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. Considered by many as the quintessential action movie, Die Hard will celebrate its 30th anniversary with screenings at cinemas from 7 December across the UK and Ireland, and in selected international territories.
The employees of the Nakatomi Corporation have their festive soirée interrupted by the arrival of a group of well organised, well-armed – and well-dressed – criminals headed up by a charismatic mastermind who starts making terrorist demands and performs a little corporate restructuring with devastating consequences.
To complete the trio is 1990 Christmas comedy caper Home Alone, which introduced Macaulay Culkin for the first time, as Kevin, and which will screen at selected cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 5 December.
All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So, when he wakes to discover that they have accidentally left for their Christmas trip without him and that his wish has come true, he does what any kid would do – he parties! But when he learns that two burglars with a Christmas list of their own are working their way up the block, he is forced to defend the family home.
Perfectly paced, with a brilliant cast anchored by a shining performance from Culkin, Home Alone is both funny and touching, with something for everyone of all ages.
Nick Varley, co-CEO of Park Circus said: “We are always honoured to work with our studio partners to bring classic films back to the big screen, and these three films are no exception – going to the cinema is an integral part of the holiday season for many, and we hope that everyone will find something to enjoy with this selection.”