Christmas comes early to Peterborough’s Showcase cinema

Peterborough’s Showcase cinema is set to bring some much-needed seasonal magic to the city this month with the Macaulay Culkin cult hit film Home Alone.
Home Alone (1990).Home Alone (1990).
Home Alone (1990).

For one day only - Sunday, October 25 - the Boongate picture house will be screening the UK’s favourite Christmas blockbuster, giving film fans the chance to start the season of goodwill early and in style.

Home Alone first hit the big screen in 1990 and stars a young Macaulay Culkin in the lead role as 8-year-old Kevin MacCallister who is mistakenly left at home alone whilst his mum (Catherine O’Hara), dad and family head out of town on holiday. Kevin has to protect the family home from con men (Joe Pesci & Daniel Stern) who plan on robbing the MacCallister residence.

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On bringing 2020’s first Christmas film to UK big screens, Mark Barlow, General Manager, Showcase Cinemas UK said: “This year has been tough on everyone and, with Christmas looking to be very different for 2020, we wanted to invite film fans to start the season earlier than ever before and join us for some much needed festive fun.

“We’re thrilled to be able to show Home Alone as every year it has consistently tops the polls as the nation’s favourite Christmas movie. So, we couldn’t think of a better film to bring to the big screen in Peterborough”.

Alongside enjoying Home Alone on the big screen, moviegoers will be given an extra festive treat with a free bag of chocolate to enjoy during the film, included in the ticket price.

Tickets are on sale now for this limited edition screening and are just £5. Tickets can be booked via -

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Meanwhile Showcase is showing Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together this Saturday (17th).

Filmed at the O2 Arena in London before the pandemic, it sees duo perform their best loved musical theatre, pop and rock tracks, including songs from the the Lion King, the Greatest Showman and the Phantom of the Opera, as well as a beautifully arranged Queen Medley. There is also behind the scenes footage and interviews of the pair.