Vue Swindon celebrates opening with festive favourites

By Barrie Hudson - 8 December 2023

BusinessArts and Culture

Vue has officially opened the doors of its 12-screen cinema at Greenbridge Retail Park and promises to treat film fans in Swindon to an array of festive screenings and the latest blockbusters.

Following its takeover of the former Empire site, Vue Swindon has retained the popular IMAX screen and plans further investment including an upgrade to Vue's signature leather recliner seating in 2024.

Opening just in time for the release date of one of the most hotly-anticipated winter blockbusters, Wonka, Vue Swindon will be also be showing the latest hits including The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, Napolean, Saltburn and many more as well as a selection of festive favourites.

For Swindonians already embracing their festive spirit, Will Ferrell’s Christmas comedy classic Elf and all-time classic Home Alone returns to Vue and will be screened throughout December. 

Film fans can also look forward to Jim Carrey’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, screening from 8 December, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York from 15 December and The Polar Express arriving from 22 December to wrap up a schedule of winter watches.

Steve Legg, General Manager at Vue Swindon, said: “We have felt the local anticipation for this site and are delighted to finally open our doors to all film fans in and around Swindon.

We look forward to delivering the very best in entertainment and inviting families and film buffs alike down to Greenbridge Retail Park to spend a Christmas day out with us. 

“From opening day, we will be showing all the latest films and entertainmenthowever it wouldn’t be a December launch without us bringing back festive favourites including Elf, both Home Alone films and The Polar Express directly onto the big screen as they were intended.

Tickets are available now, with every film, every day, available for £4.99 when booked online or £5.99 when purchased at the venue. More information and tickets are available at

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