KEIGHLEY Picture House has announced its annual Christmas Eve screening of seasonal classic It’s A Wonderful Life.

The 1946 movie, which stars James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore, can be seen on Sunday December 24 at 5pm.

Frank Capra’s film tells the tale of a small-town philanthropist whose loan company has gone bust and who is saved from suicide by an elderly angel.

Stewart wishes he had never been born, but Travers shows him what a hell-hole his home town would have been without him.

The film was nominated for five Oscars and is also one of legendary film critic Barry Norman’s 100 Best Films.

Picture House proprietor Charles Morris said It’s A Wonderful Life was a perfect film for Christmas at his North Street cinema.

He said: “It’s become an annual tradition with us; some people come who have never seen it before, others come time and time again. Hopefully people will be able to relax and round off their day; it certainly is the film to cheer you up for Christmas.”

Mr Morris will also show the film at his Plaza cinema in Skipton at 11am on Christmas Eve. There will be home-made mince pies at both cinemas.

Picture House manager Jamie Sutcliffe said that watching Its A Wonderful Life was now an annual tradition at the cinema.

He said: “I must admit until about five years ago I had never seen this but now I watch it every year – it’s a warm, fun seasonal film which will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit.

“We would love to see you all there so don’t for get to visit our website and pre book your tickets to avoid disappointment!”

Over the Christmas period the Picture House is also screening several new films including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle, Paddington 2 and the new animated film Ferdinand.

Visit or call 01535 602561 for further information.