WHEN the weather outside is frightful, what better way to spend the evening than re-watching a favourite Christmas classic?

But if you would prefer to see your favourite festive film on the big screen, there are plenty of showings at cinemas locally.

  1. Lighthouse in Poole will be showing a dementia-friendly screening of the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street on Wednesday, December 19. Book tickets at lighthousepoole.co.uk
  2. Bournemouth Colosseum, also known as the ‘UK’s smallest cinema’ is showing a selection of Christmas films from Friday, December 21, until Christmas Day, starting with It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. On Saturday 22, Home Alone will be shown in the morning and Elf in the evening. Miracle on 34th Street screens on Monday 23, and on Christmas Eve there will be romantic favourite Love Actually and Die Hard. Go to bournemouthcolosseum.co.uk/film-listings/descember
  3. If you like the sound of wrapping up and watching a film on an outdoor screen, two festive movie nights will be taking place at the plaza outside Sainsbury’s in Poole town centre. On Thursday, December 13, Nativity! will be shown at 5.30pm, followed by Santa Claus: The Movie at 7.30pm. And on the following Thursday (December 20), The Polar Express will be shown at 5.30pm, followed by Happy Feet at 7.30pm. Booking is not required; however, space is available on a first come, first served basis.
  4. The Drive In Movie Company are organising showings this year at Old Holmsley Runway in Forest Road, Bransgore. On Friday, December 21, A Muppets Christmas Carol will be shown at 6pm, followed by the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street at 8.30pm. On Saturday 22, you can see Frozen at 1pm and The Grinch at 3.30pm. Later showings of Home Alone and Elf have already sold out. On Sunday 23, there will be The Polar Express at 3.30pm, followed by The Holiday at 8.30pm. Visit driveinmovies.co