Derby Cathedral will be opening its doors to cinema audiences this Christmas with screenings of festive film favourites The Muppet Christmas Carol and Home Alone.

The screenings are part of an increasing trend in recent years exploring different uses of cathedral spaces.

Presented by QUAD, Derby’s centre for art, film and digital media, the festive screenings will celebrate cathedrals as places of gathering for the season.

QUAD has already shown film screenings in a number of Anglican cathedrals, including screenings of The Life of Brian and Sister Act in Derby and Coventry Cathedrals, but this is the first time that a series of films have been taken on tour nationwide.

“QUAD is proud to be working alongside these special heritage spaces this Christmas,” says Dr Alex Rock, QUAD’s Head of Technical and Commercial Services. 

“Our big screens are often used for outdoor screenings in summer and working alongside cathedrals during Advent provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the season in style, with a warm welcome for all. We hope the screenings bring new audiences into the cathedrals, and we’re looking forward to plenty more film screenings in cathedrals for years to come.”

Derby Cathedral has two screenings on Saturday, December 21, with The Muppet Christmas Carol (U) at 3:30pm and Home Alone (PG) at 6:30pm, doors will be open 30 minutes beforehand.

Tickets for the screenings are priced at £11.00, £9 Concessions, available from 

For more information or to book tickets for call QUAD on 01332 290606 or see: 


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