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Christmas Gift Guide: Film Fans

Kate Plummer

Whether you’re more excitable than Buddy the elf or grouchier than The Grinch, Christmas will soon be upon us, alongside the joys (or anxieties) of present shopping. Get ahead of the gifting game and beat the holiday stress with our gift guide for all the film fans in your life. 
Movie Posters from Law & Moore

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Anyone can buy a generic movie poster, so why not get a little more creative when it comes to the perfect cinematic gift? Whether they’re into Bambi or Batman, Die Hard or Dirty Dancing, these minimalist-style posters will satisfy your favourite film fan’s quest to showcase their taste in their own home - but will look less student halls and more cinematic chic.
A wide array of movie posters start from £10 are available here
Treat someone to a festive film experience

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If your Christmas wish is to spend more time with your nearest and dearest this winter, then why not treat them AND yourself to a festive cinema trip with a twist? The UK is packed full of cinematic events showing all our favourite Christmas classics to give us those warm and fuzzy feels. From Narnia-esque wonderlands to Love Actually with a full orchestra, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in London with our full festive film round up. The Luna Cinema is coming to Liverpool, screening everything from Home Alone to The Holiday in the stunning surroundings of St George’s Hall, complete with Christmas tree. Over in Bristol, the Bristol Film Festival is spreading cinematic cheer in locations across the city, with festive faves such as The Wizard of Oz and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Meanwhile, Manchester’s Victoria Baths will be serving up Christmas classics from Elf to The Grinch thanks to the team at Village Green. 

Cinephile: A Card Game

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Worried that one more fraught family game of Monopoly might break the festive spirit (and your soul) this Christmas? Why not treat the whole clan to a game of Cinephile? Released this year, it’s a great idea for a traditional family game night or for taking to the pub with your mates. The deck of 150 cards is brilliantly illustrated with the cream of Hollywood and offers up multiple ways to play depending on the cinematic knowledge of the players. From working out the six degrees of separation between Johnny Depp and Vanessa Redgrave (we can do it in two degrees – just saying) to frantically trying to name as many films Gene Hackman has been in in 60 seconds, it looks fast paced enough to keep the festive food coma at bay, but won’t take seven hours to play and induce tears – Monopoly we’re looking at you. 

Find out more about Cinephile here, and it’s available to buy here for £11.89

Unleash their movie madness with a cinema membership
What could be a better gift for the film lover in your life than a membership to help them enjoy more movies for less money? There are some great chains and independents around the UK offering up more than just the latest blockbusters, with filmmaker Q&As, preview screenings and chances to see the wonderful films that don’t always get a chance at the multiplexes. Picturehouse, Everyman and Curzon are all dotted around the UK’s cities and each offer their members a selection of free and discounted tickets, priority booking, insider film news and, of course, money off your fave cinema snacks. If a full membership is a little out of your budget, then you can never go wrong with a cinema gift voucher so that your cinephile favourites can enjoy a movie trip and a bucket of popcorn. 
Picturehouse annual memberships start from £52 and are available here. Everyman annual memberships start from £95 and are available here. Curzon annual memberships start from £65 and are available here
Harry Potter merchandise magic from Minalima  

Know someone who is still disappointed that their Hogwarts letter never arrived? Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima came together to work on all the graphic props which brought Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to life. Forming MinaLima, they continued to work their magic on the whole film franchise, as well as Fantastic Beasts. If you find yourself in London for some Christmas shopping then check out their store, House of MinaLima, in the heart of Soho. As much a theatrical dive into the Wizarding World and beyond as it is a chance to get that perfect present, both in store and online you can find gifts for every Potterhead. Keep those Hufflepuffs happy with a selection of prints, stationery and much more, all intricately detailed with MinaLima’s stunning designs. Their most-coveted items include the Marauder’s Map, Azkaban wanted posters and the Daily Prophet.

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