Thanks to Monico Movies, you can start your festive season in style – with a classic film and the timeless sound of Bing Crosby singing ‘White Christmas’.

Our packed 2018 programme comes to an end on Saturday, December 8, when Bing will join forces with Danny Kaye to woo Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in the evergreen musical White Christmas (cert. U).

Filled with songs by Irving Berlin, including ‘Sisters’ and ‘Count Your Blessings’, this is a classic romantic comedy that was made in VistaVision to really shine on the big screen. It follows two entertainers-turned-soldiers as they use all their talents to pay tribute to their beloved commander. When he falls on hard times after pouring his life savings into a picturesque inn, they are determined to help. They plan to call in favours and unite old comrades to help out with a unique TV broadcast. But misunderstandings mean that the show, and the course of true love, may not go according to plan…

Once Christmas and the New Year celebrations are over, you may need some encouragement to get active again for 2019. Fortunately, help is at hand: the community dance class in the great British comedy-drama Finding Your Feet (cert. 12) could offer plenty of inspiration.

Showing on Saturday, January 12, it is filled with film and TV stalwarts, including Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, and John Sessions. When a woman discovers that her husband of 35 years is having an affair, her free-spirited sister introduces her to a whole new world: dancers determined to prove that her life is just beginning.

Described by critics as being “full of rib-tickling dialogue” and “big-hearted, touching and beautifully performed”, it’s sure to get the new year off to a fun start with plenty of laughter.

Let’s hope the Welsh rugby team continue those good feelings with victory in next year’s Six Nations Championship. While they are trying to achieve new triumphs on the pitch, why not take a nostalgic and hilarious look at an unforgettable period for the great game? Be sure to join us for Grand Slam (cert. 15) on Saturday, February 9.

This memorable 1978 comedy from BBC Wales stars Oscar-winner Hugh Griffith and Windsor Davies as members of a Welsh rugby club who head for a raucous weekend in Paris to watch their heroes play France. When a case of mistaken identity and too much mischievous behaviour leads to trouble, will our band of devoted fans be able to enjoy the action they have travelled so far to see?

Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot and the Victoria Fearn Gallery. Doors at the Canolfan Beulah Church Community Centre, Beulah Road, Cardiff, CF14 6LX, open at 7pm and the films start at 7.30pm.

See you all soon at Monico Movies, your Rhiwbina Community Cinema.

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