We’re returning to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery this Christmas for an evening of feel-good favourites for the festive season. Enter the museum after hours, be enchanted by live performers, and prepare to be drawn into the magic like never before in the incredible setting of the main hall.
Our first screening this Christmas is the recent adaptation of the story of everyone’s favourite bear, Paddington.
A young Peruvian bear leaves his home following an earthquake and heads to England in search of a new home. After being discovered by the Brown family in Paddington station – his namesake – he struggles to adapt to urban living. As he tries to adjust to his new life, however, he attracts the attention of the taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman), who plots to add Paddington to her collection.
Starring: Ben Whishaw | Sally Hawkins | Hugh Bonneville | Nicole Kidman
Director: Paul King
Screenplay: Paul King
Producer: David Heyman
THEY SAY: “The new CGI-live-action Paddington Bear could easily have been another garish, cheapo Brit-movie. Instead, writer-director Paul King and co-writer Hamish McColl have created a charming and sweet-natured family film, full of wit and fun, skewed towards young children but cheekily speckled with sly gags pitched at the older audience.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 2014
WE SAY: A charming and genuinely funny adaptation of the beloved bear’s debut adventure in England, packed with cameos and all of the wit and charm you’d expect. One for the whole family!
This event is hosted in partnership with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.