WE HAVE a jam-packed Christmas and New Year at the Picture House and there’s definitely something for everyone, with a line up of some of the best new movies out, fantastic classics, and not to forget the special events!

I will start by mentioning the Disney studio’s Mary Poppins Returns (U) which we will be showing from its release on December 21.

I know a lot of you are looking forward to this movie, and quite rightly so because this is tipped to be one of the top films of the year!

The mysterious Mary Poppins returns to Depression-era London to visit Jane and her brother Michael, now a father of three, and helps them rediscover the joy they knew as children.

If you loved the original 1964 version - again being shown on TV this Christmas - then this I’m sure will not disappoint.

The Disney studio seem to be bringing back some of their most-loved films, and I’m quite enjoying seeing how they make them relevant again so that the modern audiences enjoy them just as much as people did the originals.

With films on their way such as Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King and even Toy Story 4 you won’t have to look far in 2019 for some great Disney films.

Talking about classic films, we are really excited this year to showing not one but three fabulous Christmas favourites at the Picture House in North Street.

We have White Christmas on December 23 at 5pm.

It’s a Wonderful Life (with free mince pies!) will be on Christmas Eve at 5pm.

And last but not least, new for this year we have Polar Express, the Christmas film that Keighley people voted for in our recent social media poll.

Not only that, as a special treat children with tickets for Polar Express can visit Santa in our very own grotto and receive a gift.

Adults will receive complementary tea, coffee and biscuits, and this will take place at the cinema at 5.15pm on Saturday, December 22.

Again we will be broadcasting the 2019 New Year’s Andre Rieu Concert which this year is from Sydney.

We will be showing this twice again – on Saturday, January 5 at 7pm and Sunday, January 6 at 3pm.

I know how much you love Andre so I hope to see lots of you at the cinema so we can bring in 2019 with a bang.

One of the most talked-about films heading to the big screens next year seems to be the new Stan & Ollie film, which can be seen from January 11.

Already legends by 1953, beloved comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy set out to perform live shows for their adoring fans.

The tour becomes a hit, but long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their new act and also their friendship.

The make-up for this looks wonderful and I’m glad they haven’t decided to use CGI and have gone for the more traditional make-up approach like they did with Gary Oldman who played Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.

Lastly I would like on behalf of the entire Picture House team to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!