Run time: 130 mins

Welcome to our 17th anniversary Christmas, with the same old irresistible film we’ve been showing since the Rex re-opened in December 2004. It was a flop at the box office when it first appeared in 1946. After the war, the USA celebrated the brave new world with fashion, cars and fridges. We had bomb-sites, functional clothes, cold water, rations, war debts and the grey 1950’s but with essential, fabulous and much missed old City trams in every corner of Britain. Accidentally, it became essential TV viewing in the UK during the mid 70s, hence a new part of Christmas itself. You couldn’t see it at the cinema until independents got it re-released nineteen years ago. Now thanks to the BFI, this beautifully restored digital copy, is here again at the hand-restored Rex (and Odyssey) for Christmas 2019. Our cinemamatic Christmas would not now be the same without Clarence (angel 2nd class) showing George Bailey how terrible life would be in Bedford Falls, had he not been born. The simplest universal message: without that One in your life, your world is diminished. Happy Christmas. Have fun, go easy and raise a glass to a world with a George Bailey-like future for future children.

Monday 19th December
02:00 pm
Wednesday 21st December
02:00 pm
Friday 23rd December
07:30 pm
Saturday 24th December
05:00 pm
Saturday 3rd December
14:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Saturday 3rd December
19:00
Sunday 4th December
18:00
Friday 9th December
14:00
Monday 5th December
14:00
Tuesday 13th December
19:30
Wednesday 14th December
14:00
Sunday 18th December
18:00
Monday 5th December
19:30
LAST FEW SEATS
Tuesday 6th December
14:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Monday 12th December
19:30
SOLD OUT
Tuesday 6th December
19:30
Wednesday 7th December
14:00
Wednesday 7th December
19:30
Thursday 8th December
14:00
Saturday 10th December
14:00
Friday 23rd December
14:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Saturday 10th December
19:00
Thursday 15th December
14:00
Sunday 11th December
13:00
Tuesday 20th December
14:00
Thursday 22nd December
19:30
LAST FEW SEATS
Sunday 11th December
18:00
Friday 16th December
14:00
Tuesday 20th December
19:30
Tuesday 13th December
14:00
Thursday 15th December
19:30
Friday 16th December
19:30
LAST FEW SEATS
Wednesday 28th December
19:30
Friday 30th December
19:30
Saturday 17th December
14:00
LAST FEW SEATS
Saturday 17th December
19:00
Monday 19th December
14:00
Wednesday 21st December
14:00
Friday 23rd December
19:30
SINGLE SEATS
Saturday 24th December
17:00
SINGLE SEATS
Wednesday 21st December
19:30
LAST FEW SEATS
Thursday 22nd December
14:00
SINGLE SEATS
Wednesday 28th December
14:00
Thursday 29th December
16:30