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DCA Festive Opening Times

Christmas at DCA

27 November 2019

December is almost here so we wanted to share some of the festive fun that we've got coming up and let you know our opening times over the Christmas period.

DCA Cinema will be ringing with seasonal cheer as we bring you a host of festive favourites. Entertain the whole family with an interactive experience at Cbeebies Christmas Show on Sat 30 November, and enjoy laughs, songs and a classic story with The Muppet Christmas Carol on Sat 14 December. We also have relaxed screenings of these on Sun 1 December and Sun 15 December, so everyone can enjoy a trip to the cinema. 

You can also fill yourself full of the Christmas spirit with our Sing-a-long screening of White Christmas on Sat 14 December, go on an otherworldly journey with our encore screening of Bolshoi Ballet's The Nutcracker on Sun 15 December, or travel through the seven levels of the candy cane forest to see Elf back on the big screen on Sun 22 December. For those who like their festive films with a little more mayhem, we've got two screenings of Gremlins on Sun 15 and Thu 19 December. And Christmas wouldn't be Christmas at DCA without our favourite holiday tradition: It's a Wonderful Life. Frank Capra's masterpiece will be screening from Fri 20 to Tue 24 December and tickets are already selling fast for some of these screenings so book now to avoid missing out.

Finally, if you're after a cinema trip with less tinsel and more lightsabers, join us for one of our more recent December traditions: an adventure through the galaxy with the latest instalment in the Star Wars saga. Director J.J. Abrams returns to conclude the story he set up in 2015's Force Awakens with Rise of Skywalker, coming to our screens Fri 20 December - Sun 5 January 2019. 

If you're looking to tick your Christmas shopping off of your to-do list, we've got you covered. You can shop unique gifts, cards, decorations, publications and limited edition artworks in DCA Shop, both online and in store. Then there's our CRAFTED Christmas Market happening on Sat 30 November and we also offer gift vouchers for our shop, cinemas and print studio - perfect for that special someone who's tricky to buy for. For those ordering online from DCA Shop, take note of our last order dates to make sure your gifts arrive in time for the 25th:
Rest of the world: Mon 9 December           
Editions: Mon 16 December

Europe: Tue 17 December                             
UK: Fri 20 December

If all the hustle and bustle of Christmas is getting too much, from Sat 14 December you'll be able to escape to our galleries to spend some time with our new international group exhibition, Seized by the Left Hand. Taking as its starting point Ursula K. Le Guin's 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness, the show draws together different artistic voices from all over the world and combines artforms such as painting, drawing, sculpture, installation and film, with performance, poetry and writing. Find out more about the work on show during our Exhibition Tours, daily at 11:00 and 15:00 from Sat 14 December - Sun 22 March 2020.

If you're thinking of popping in during the festive period, and we hope you do, make a note of our closure dates:

Gallery & Shop
Wed 25 & Thu 26 December: closed
Wed 1 & Thu 2 January: closed

Box Office
Sun 24 December: 10:00 - 19:30
Wed 25 & Thu 26 December: closed

Sun 31 December: 10:00 - 15 minutes after the start of the final film
Wed 1 & Thu 2 January: closed

Print Studio
Sun 22 December 2019 - Mon 6 January 2020: closed

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