Watching a film to get into the festive spirit is something of a ritual and an historical classic, The Bishop’s Wife, will be shown in the Nave of Bristol cathedral later this month.
Starring our very own Cary Grant, this 1947 heartwarmer will be screened on Thursday, 23rd November.
A Christmas classic to rival It’s a Wonderful Life and featuring that iconic ice-skating scene, The Bishop’s Wife features Cary Grant as guardian angel Dudley who is sent down to earth to help the misguided bishop David Niven who, in his earnest quest to build a stunning new cathedral, is in danger of neglecting his young wife (Loretta Young) as Christmas approaches.
Life imitated art back then as Cary Grant was pictured by the Bristol Post in 1965 helping the city’s cathedral raise money for their roof, which makes the nave the perfect setting for this pop-up screening.
Not only that, but the special one-off festive screening will be introduced by Bristol-based Col Needham, founder and CEO of global film site IMDB.com and a self-confessed Cary Grant fan.
The ticket price (£14 or £12 concessions plus a £1.50 transaction fee) includes bubbly on arrival, hot chocolate and popcorn and live music from UWE Big Band, plus a paid bar. There is a discount of £10 each for groups of 10 or more.
To buy tickets click here.
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