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Published Wednesday, 22 November 2017

An igloo cinema is throwing open its doors next weekend. Northampton Borough Council is inviting shoppers to enjoy free showings of fun and educational, Christmas-inspired animations throughout the Christmas shopping period.

Nestled in the heart of the Grosvenor Centre, the igloo cinema, which will open for the first time on Sunday, 3 December, will be showing a selection of short films every day until Friday, 22 December. 

Projected onto a 360 degree screen, the family-friendly films which include ‘The Alien who stole Christmas’ and ‘The Christmas Story’ should leave visitors ready for the festive season. On Saturdays there’ll be a chance to meet Santa and share a selfie or two as well.

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: “The igloo cinema is a great way to entertain the family or take a brief break from Christmas shopping. I’m really excited that we’re able to offer something a little bit different this year.

“The films are all under half an hour long so are bite-sized chunks of festive feeling with an educational twist. The showings are free, so I hope people take advantage of them and remember to stop-by for a selfie with Santa.”

For more details about the three films and to book your free tickets, please visit

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