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Christmas Comes To Sky Cinema With The Biggest Blockbusters Of The Year And Three Dedicated Festive Channels

03 November 2017

Sky Cinema will be the home of Christmas this festive season with the biggest blockbusters of 2017 plus three dedicated channels: Sky Cinema Christmas, Sky Cinema Classics and Sky Cinema Musicals.

Nothing brings people together like a movie at Christmas and this year Sky Cinema is offering viewers the biggest and best film choices. Airing for the first time on UK TV will be the number one box office movie of 2017 Beauty and the Beast, as well as some of the year’s blockbuster highlights including; The LEGO® Batman Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, The Boss Baby, Kong: Skull Island, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures.

With a new premiere every single day and over 1000 movies available On Demand, customers can enjoy the best films of the year, whilst also delighting in their favourite Christmas and all-time greats with Sky Cinema Christmas and Sky Cinema Classics.

Sky Cinema Christmas, available on channel 303 from 8 November to 31 December, will offer over 1200 hours of the most loved festive films, including family favourites The Polar Express, The Grinch and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, as well as new and old Christmas picks Love Actually and It’s a Wonderful Life.

Sky Cinema Classics, available between 18 and 26 December, will bring viewers some of cinema’s most iconic films, including The Italian Job and The Great Escape, Oscar-winners The Godfather and The Apartment and family classics Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The King and I.

Offering viewers even more choice, Sky Cinema Musicals will also run from 27 December until 7 January, rounding off the festive season and the year in song. Highlights will include new and old musical greats with Grease, Frozen and Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s award-winning The Phantom of the Opera.

Sky Cinema Group Director, Ian Lewis, said “Millions share in the tradition of watching movies at Christmas and this year Sky Cinema has one of its strongest ever line-ups for the festive season. With a new premiere every day, including the best family and action blockbusters of 2017, and three dedicated channels Sky Cinema Christmas, Sky Cinema Classics and Sky Cinema Musicals, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Sky Cinema Christmas, Sky Cinema Classics and Sky Cinema Musicals are available to Sky Cinema customers at no extra cost. Sky Cinema is available for just £10 per month to Sky customers*, and is also available On Demand** and via NOW TV.

Sky Cinema Christmas, Sky Cinema Classics and Sky Cinema Musicals are the latest in a series of dedicated channels available to customers throughout 2017. Previous channels include Sky Cinema Oscars, Sky Cinema Fast and Furious, Sky Cinema Sky-Fi, Sky Cinema Animation and Sky Cinema Halloween.

Collating the best of both new and classic content, available On Demand in HD and UHD, Sky Cinema is the UK and Ireland’s leading in-home movies service and customers can look forward to more dedicated channels and the best new movies in 2018.

Content Highlights
22 December premiere – John Wick: Chapter 2, 8pm
23 December premiere – Hidden Figures, 5.50pm
Christmas Eve premiere– The LEGO® Batman Movie, 7pm
Christmas Day premiere – Beauty and The Beast (2017), 8pm
Boxing Day premiere – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, 8pm
30 December premiere - Boss Baby, 6.20pm
New Year’s Eve premiere – The Zookeeper’s Wife, 5.50pm
New Year’s Day premiere – Kong: Skull Island, 8pm

About Sky
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From exclusive partnerships with HBO and Showtime, to Sky Original Productions, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer. Whether that’s through the multi-award winning next generation box, Sky Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service.

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