Scrooged – Christmas Film
Join us for the Grimmfest annual Christmas movie gathering. This year’s choice is an eighties classic, which pays off-kilter homage to tradition – Richard Donner’s cult classic, Scrooged. It sees Dickens’ tale of miserliness and redemption relocated to 80s New York, and Ebeneezer Scrooge magnificently re-imagined in the form of Bill Murray’s hard-nosed TV executive, Frank Cross.
With a suitably scabrous and cynical screenplay by notorious Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon scribe, Michael Donoghue and Dickens buff, Mitch Glazer, who would later go on to adapt Great Expectations for Alfonso Cuaron, and boasting an all-star cast of cult luminaries, including Robert Mitchum, Carol Kane, Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Michael J. Pollard, John Glover, and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen, it’s a brash and black-hearted take on a heart-warming tale.
Pick up a free mince pie on arrival, and make sure you check out the Grimmfest stall, for discounted stocking fillers including DVDs, movie posters and t-shirts – fantastic gifts for the horror movie fan in your life!
Doors open: 5.30pm