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Free Film Screening of 1951 Classic 'Scrooge' starring Alistair Sim: part one of free 'A Christmas Carol' double bill

Free Film Screening of 1951 Classic 'Scrooge' starring Alistair Sim: part one of free 'A Christmas Carol' double bill

Scrooge learns the meaning of Christmas

Series Name Dickens on Screen Project - School of English, in association with SPELL
Speaker Jon Potter (School of English)
Type Arts & Entertainment
When 11 Dec 2013, 02:05PM - 04:05PM
Venue University Film Theatre, Attenborough Building
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free - open to all staff and students of the University
For Bookings Contact No booking is required but for more info please contact Kris Siefken on

The Dickens on Screen Project - in association with SPELL - are proud to present a special 'Christmas Carol' double bill of films. The double bill starts with an opportunity to see on the big screen the classic 1951 'Scrooge' adaptation of Dickens' much loved tale.

Considered by many critics to be the definitive classic adaptation of the story it tells the story of how the miser Scrooge comes to repent his isolated ways - after being visited by the spirits of Christmas past, present and future - embraces the spirit of Christmas and begins to take an interest in the plight and happiness of those around him. The screening will be introduced by Jon Potter from the School of English, a researcher whose interests cover Dickens, ghosts and the spectral and visual culture in the C19th. He will talk briefly about Dickens, ghosts in the C19th and Dickens use of 'spectres' in the story

After the screening there will be an intermission 3.50pm-4.15pm before the second film: when there will be a screening of the much-loved 1988 comedic version of A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray: 'Scrooged'. During the intermission there will be the opportunity to enjoy refreshments and mince pies for those that want (kindly provided by SPELL) in exchange for a voluntary charity donation to Wateraid.

When Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 dirty water and lack of sanitation was a major contributor to adult and infant mortality in the UK. Today it still kills thousands of children around the world everyday. Therefore, in keeping with Dickens' own charitable concerns and in the spirit of the films, Dickens on Screen and SPELL have selected Wateraid as their charity of choice should anyone wish to make a charitable contribution towards refreshments.

To find out more about the work Wateraid does please visit

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