By midlandsmovies, Nov 26 2018 02:38PM
Birmingham Cathedral hosts Christmas screenings this festive season
On Saturday 8th December, Birmingham Cathedral is hosting a festive film double-header with two classic films on the same day.
First up is The Shop Around the Corner (Dir: Ernst Lubitsch, USA 1940, 99 mins) starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.
Stewart and Sullavan play two gift shop employees that simply cannot stand each other. But over the course of the Christmas season however, they accidentally fall in love through letters they exchange as each other's anonymous pen pal.
Sound familiar? Well, the film actually served as the inspiration for the 1998 Hanks and Ryan schmaltz-fest You've Got Mail. Doors open at 4.00pm with the film starting at 4.30pm.
The second film will be this year's edition of Flatpack’s popular Silent Night series. This year, they are celebrating the career of original Hollywood starlet Mabel Normand, with four of her best short films (USA 1913 - 1927, 78 mins) featuring contemporaries such as Chaplin and Arbuckle and a live score performed by The Meg Morley Trio.
This screening takes place later the same day with doors opening at 8.00pm with the film starting at 8.30pm.
For more info on both films please click these links for tickets and more:
The Shop Around the Corner