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The National Science and Media Museum’s Pictureville Cinema has something for the whole family to enjoy this December with a full season of feel-good holiday films.  

From 3 December, Pictureville Cinema will be showing a season of festive family favourites from The Polar Express in IMAX 3D to Home Alone 2 for just £3 on Christmas Eve.  

Highlights of the festive cinema season include screenings of The Polar Express in IMAX 3D; Elf; Home Alone; It’s A Wonderful Life, The Holiday and The Muppet Christmas Carol. On 19 December, a screening of The Muppet Christmas Carol will be Autism Friendly, providing visitors with a quieter and more relaxed environment.  

There will also be special festive Kids’ Club screenings throughout December which include Disney’s Frozen and Frozen 2, Arthur Christmas and Home Alone 2 on Christmas Eve, all for just £3.  

Throughout the museum, there will be lots of exciting activities during the school holiday period, including temporary exhibition, Switched On, which celebrates the last 100 years of broadcasting innovation and is set to close in January. The museum’s permanent galleries will also be open, including the interactive Wonderlab where visitors can explore light and sound, and the Kodak Gallery which showcases the history of photography. Visitors can also pre-book a slot for the Games Lounge for £2 per person in addition to a free general museum admission ticket. 

Tickets for the cinema programme and to visit the museum during the festive period are available to book online now.  

The museum is open daily from 10.00-17.00, except for 24-26 December. Pictureville Cinema will be open on 24 December.  


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Child playing in mirror maze in Wonderlab © Science Museum Group

Please note that the museum will temporarily be closed from 5th June 2023-Summer 2024 to allow for some exciting new exhibitions. The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.

Pictureville at NSMM

Pictureville - Cubby Broccoli - IMAX Cinemas operated in partnership with Picturehouse national cinema group.



  1. rpaz
    Well, I mostly play here now: . I love this thing. The thing about it is that it has a kind of forbidden atmosphere or something. It's hard to explain. I guess it's like cigarettes or energy drinks - it's something you can't have, and therefore want. Personally, I like online casinos, I get a high from their atmosphere (even if it's only on my phone, lol).
  2. electionconcede
    The Polar Express (in IMAX 3D), Elf, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, The Holiday, and The Muppet Christmas Carol are just a few of the holiday-themed films playing in theaters this season. On December 19th, there will be an Autism Friendly showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol that will include a more subdued and calm atmosphere.
  3. SarahWatkins
    Last year I could not attend this festival, and I really regret it, because the museum offers discounts for students. But I was so busy with my home assignments that I could not make time for this event. I really hope that the museum will repeat this festival because this year, my friend showed me and now I have much more time for my interests. I have already submitted several works from these guys, and I can say that this is definitely 100% plagiarism free. Therefore, I plan to visit many festivals and interesting events during this vacation.

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