FESTIVE film lovers will be in for some movie magic throughout the Christmas period as the pop-up cinema in the Old George Mall returns.

Launching on November 18, the free Cinemania big screen will open in the former BHS store for an exciting programme of family favourites.

The mall’s Christmas cinema will show blockbusters including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, Elf, Santa Paws and Miracle on 34th Street.

The season will kick off with The Polar Express, Jingle All The Way, Nativity! and Arthur Christmas.

Manager of Old George Mall, Jon Osgood, said the children of Salisbury are in for a great Christmas filled with brilliant family flicks.

“Our first Cinemania event during the summer was a huge success with more than 3,000 people coming along to enjoy some children’s favourites including, Ice Age, Madagascar, Finding Dory and Trolls, so we thought introducing Cinemania would be the perfect way to keep youngsters entertained during the festive period.”

Cinemania will show 28 films on the big screen on seven weekends up until New Years Eve, as well as helping raise money for Salisbury District’s Hospital charity, Stars Appeal through collections.

“The opening weekend is going to be fantastic,” Jon said. “We hope everyone has a brilliant time at the first weekend of Old George Mall’s Christmas Cinemania and we look forward to seeing everybody get into the festive spirit.”

Cinemania will be open every Saturday and Sunday with screenings at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

To find out more about Cinemania and for full film listings, visit oldgeorgemall.co.uk.