THE Congress MOVIE Theatre re-opens this December with a selection of movies including a week of Christmas favourites such as Home Alone, Nativity! and Elf from Friday 18 December and a mini-season of classic musicals including Greatest Showman and West Side Story from Tuesday 8 December.

The tickets priced at just £8 for adults and £5 for children come with a COVID cancellation guarantee, if a film cannot go ahead due to COVID related reasons ticket holders will be eligible for a refund.

The Congress MOVIE Theatre which was launched over the October half-term saw hundreds of people return to the venue to enjoy films on the big screen. Audiences said “We felt very safe” (J Tice – Facebook) and “A GREAT way to watch a movie” (philhobden.co.uk).

For musicals week films there is: West Side Story (8 December, 2.30pm), Moulin Rouge (9 December, 7.30pm), Bohemian Rhapsody (10 December, 7.30pm), Mamma Mia! (11 December, 7.30pm) and The Greatest Showman (12 December, 2.30pm and 6pm).

The festive week features: The Nightmare Before Christmas (18 December, 7pm) a double-bill Frozen (11am) followed by Frozen 2 (3pm both 19 December), Nativity! (20 December, 3pm), Home Alone (21 December, 1.30pm and 4.30pm), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (22 December, 1.30pm and 4.30pm), Elf (23 December 1.30pm and 4.30pm) and Muppet Christmas Carol (Christmas Eve 24 December, 11am and 2.30pm).

Safety for everyone is paramount and the Congress Theatre offers a secure space which will be thoroughly cleaned after each performance, one-way systems and multiple entrances/exits allow safe access to this recently refurbished venue with large open plan communal areas. The theatre is operating a socially distanced seating plan at these events – which restricts the number of tickets sold so early booking is advised.

To book see eastbournetheatres.co.uk tickets are priced at adults £8, child tickets £5 (under 16’s).