A Christmas classicThe Pillow Cinema have made it their mission to turn your movie nights into unforgettable experiences. After a glorious summer of screenings they now take their magic to the beautiful Sutton House, a stunning Tudor home run by The National Trust in the heart of Hackney. Filled with oak-panelled rooms and charming original features, it’s the perfect setting for cosying up with a movie and a loved one this winter.
This night's offering is none other than the cult comedy-horror Gremlins. Billy's (Galligan) Dad brings him a gift from a business trip – a Mogwai. There are three rules to keeping the pet – never get it wet, never feed it after midnight, and never expose it to sunlight. Of course it's not ten minutes before they're broken, and all hell breaks loose in suburbia. Dante’s critters-run-amok-in-snowbound-Spielberg-suburbia satire takes the Christmas milieu of It’s A Wonderful Life and splatters it with cartoony carnage, anarchic comedy and a stripe of gleeful subversion a mile wide.
Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes. Doors to Sutton House open half an hour before the event. The film will start at the advertised time, and no trailers will be shown in advance. The fatboy bean bags are huge, and seat one person spaciously or two people snuggled up. If lounging's not really your thing, you can also grab a more traditional seat. Either way, there'll be blankets and cushions available for all.