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Cine Kids

22 December-24 December

The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Part of QUADmas

Brian Henson directs his late father’s creations in the Charles Dickens classic, the best known (and most oft-filmed) Christmas story of all time. Michael Caine plays the old miser Scrooge with Kermit as his long-suffering but ever-hopeful employee Bob Cratchit, Miss Piggy as Cratchit’s wife, and a host of Muppets (including the Great Gonzo as an unlikely Charles Dickens) taking other primary roles in this bright, playful adaptation of the sombre tale. Or at least it starts brightly enough–the anarchic humour soon settles into mirthful memories and a sense of melancholy as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future take Scrooge on a journey of his lonely, wasted life. Michael Caine makes a wonderful Scrooge, delightfully rediscovering the meaning of life as fantastic creations from Henson’s Creature Shop (developed specially for this film) take the reins as the three ghosts. While the odd mix of offbeat humour and drama undercuts the power of Dickens’s drama, this kid-friendly retelling makes an excellent family drama that adults and children alike can enjoy.

Cine Kids screenings are family focused film screenings every weekend and during the school holidays. To hear when new Cine Kids films are announced please join our Cine Kids Facebook Group.

All tickets are £5.00 per person for Cine Kids Club members (which includes the whole family and their guests). Membership is FREE and available on the Young People & Families page or at QUAD Box Office to families with children under 16. Call 01332 290606 to join and become eligible for discounted tickets.

Non-members also welcome, who will be charged the standard cinema ticket price. Please remember to bring your Membership card to the screening as proof of membership will be checked at Box Office.

Director:Brian Henson

Year:1992

Languages:English

Runtime:89

Origin:UK/USA

Location:QUAD

Subtitles:N/A

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