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The Nightmare Before Christmas

On Location

Sunday 23rd December | Doors: | Film Start: | Approx. End:

This Christmas, come with Hype and Bristol Film Festival, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Meet us at the gates and present your ticket, then see how the iconic Passenger Shed at Temple Meads is magically transformed into the ultimate land of make-believe: a wintery Wonkyland!

Immersive yourself in this stunning, fully-themed space, and enjoy a range of festive and family classics – such as Tim Burton’s stop-motion cult favourite The Nightmare Before Christmas – on the big screen once more. We’re delighted to be teaming up with Hype for a second year to bring you a jam-packed programme to tide you through the holiday season!

NB: tickets include the option to pre-order popcorn and drinks; children receive free popcorn on arrival


The Nightmare Before Christmas

1993 | PG | 73 mins

Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king has become bored of frightening people in the “real world”.  After he stumbles across Christmas Town he decides that this year the residents of Halloweentown will take over the holiday instead, and enlists the residents to help, with potentially disastrous results.

Starring: Chris Sarandon | Catherine O’Hara | William Hickey

Director: Henry Selick 

Screenplay: Caroline Thompson

Producer: Tim Burton | Densie Di Novi 


THEY SAY: Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas restores originality and daring to the Halloween genre. This dazzling mix of fun and fright also explodes the notion that animation is kid stuff. The history-making stop-motion animation […] transcends age. It’s 74 minutes of timeless movie magic […] Has the earmarks of an enduring classic.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 1993

WE SAY: “Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie?” rages the debate. Why can’t it be both, we say – for those of you who pine for October 31st, this is your dedicated dose of the macabre for the Christmas season…