Imagine it – Christmas dinner has just been eaten and the family have migrated to the sofa with a tub of celebrations at the ready. It’s on you to put on a Christmas film, but which one?

Well, we have you covered with some of our personal festive favourites below. We guarantee no Hallmark Christmas films here!

Elf – For the family

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidently transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Home Alone – For the mischievous

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherin O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

The Grinch – For the grumpy

In this live-action adaption of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

The Holiday – For the hopeless romantic 

Dumped and depressed, English rose Iris (Kate Winslet) agrees to swap homes for the holidays with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda (Cameron Diaz) for a much-needed break. Iris finds herself in a palatial Hollywood mansion while Amanda navigates the lanes of a picture-perfect English village. Soon enough, both lovelorn ladies bump into local lads perfect for a romantic pick-me-up.

Die Hard – For the controversial

This may raise a few eyebrows and potentially has the power to cause a Christmas day bicker, but we’re putting it in as a Christmas film any way!

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realises that there’s no one to save the hostages… but him.

Bonus Christmas Film – Love Actually – the modern Christmas classic

We liked this movie so much we showed it on our big screen back in early December paired with 5 delicious wines!

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon). Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.


Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint

What’s ‘worse than the total agony of being in love’? … potentially not getting a ticket to Love Actually with wine!

There is only a few days left to buy tickets for this festive treat on Sunday 5th December at our award-winning venue. Millennium Point have once again teamed up with the charming movie geeks The Wine Events Company for a fun and unique wine tasting. This festive event will include five themed wines and a very big screen, all for the price of £31.95 (plus fees).

You can book your ticket here.

Love Actually – several modern love stories in one classic film

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Featuring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

Certificate: 15|Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

‘To me, you are perfect’- You to the wine… probably

The ‘new classic’ Christmas movie will be paused to pour you a glass of festive cheer as The Wine Events Company shares with you their five perfect wines. The film and wine connoisseurs will also pause the film at appropriate moments to share some fun movie trivia. For example, did you know that Love Actually was the most rented DVD in the UK in 2004, it must be good!

The event will be a safe, fun, and interactive ‘wines and movie’ event in our multi-award-winning venue with one of Birmingham’s biggest screens.

The film is showing on the Sunday 5th December, the doors will open at 4:00pm with the event starting at 5:00pm. There are limited tickets available so make your you secure your ticket for this fantastic festival event.

Our movie + drinks nights are not to be missed

Our movie + drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails, and movie trivia from the film geeks at The Wine Events Company.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding hospitality, with a wide range of events there is something for everyone. You can keep up to date with all our events on our refurbished website here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes’ walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.

 


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

SHOUT21, the festival of queer arts and culture for Birmingham and the West Midlands has announced its programme for 2021. The welcomed event will be running from the 5th to 28th November, with plenty in store for all.

SHOUT21 presents a broad range of queer culture, reflecting the kaleidoscopic diversity of LGBTQ+ communities in our city and region.

A wide range of diverse events to attend throughout November

SHOUT21 opens with an all-female queer comedy night at the Glee Club. My Comedy X SHOUT boasts a line-up of comedic greats from the likes of Shazia Mirza to the most exciting new acts on scene, Chloe Petts.

Be prepared to be transported to Subside Bar on 14th November where you will be greeted to Queer Stories from the Home of Metal. Emerging in the West Midlands half a century ago, heavy metal has soon become one of the world’s most popular forms of culture. Now it’s time to celebrate the queerness that’s always been part of metal. In a scene that’s endlessly theatrical in music and costume, blending escapism, fantasy, and outsider culture.

If heavy metal isn’t your thing, take a historical trip to Spain for Hispanic Breakdown: The Copla Musical. Held at the MAC on 11th November, in the heat of the Spanish Civil War, follow drag artist La Gitana’s story as she is rescued by a group of Republic fighters. She then sets out on a mission to spy on the forces that captured her. The artist moves continents, becomes a drag sensation, finds love, yet struggles to merge her Spanish past with her American future.

Wherever you are, SHOUT is accessible for all

Throughout the month there will also be several workshops that can be done in person and online. Attend Digital Shout Outs, presented on SHOUT’s YouTube channel, partnered with Round Lemon, a Birmingham based art collective. The workshop led by artists Dyson Ryan Asbury, Bethan Jayne, Andreea Pîslaru, William Shoal & Carmela Vienna will showcase creative ideas and practices that challenge the notion of body, identity, and sexuality.

Or write creatively with #Softlads: Creative Writing Workshop that responds to the fabulous tapestries created by Oliver Bliss.  During the workshop, you will have a chance to creatively respond and explore the themes of Oliver’s works through your creative writing practice.

SHOUT it out, SHOUT it loud

Artists in SHOUT21 will explore issues from the historic erasure of trans people to abuses of power, from online expressions of masculinity to the giving and taking of offence. The festival also finds a home for a schlock horror drag monstrosity, a radical trans dance party, an intergenerational singalong and, of course, runway divas battling it out in the legendary Vogue Ball.

It’s a whirlwind three weeks of workshops, exhibitions, theatre, dance, films, talks, music, and creative experiences, in ten different Birmingham venues as well as a substantial online and digital programme.

Unmissable, Educational & Inclusive

With lots of events planned through the month, there will be something for everyone this SHOUT Festival. You can find out more on the events on their dedicated website here.

Why SHOUT and representation matters for LGBTQ+ in STEM

When it comes to looking at actual stats of the number of LGBTQ+ people currently working in STEM, they are very difficult to find. STEM Women estimations suggest that LGBTQ+ people are roughly 20% less represented in STEM fields than expected. In 2013 the Queer in STEM survey found that more than 40% of LGBTQ+ people in STEM are not ‘out’ due to working environments.

Therefore, when arts and cultural events like SHOUT take place, it becomes a vehicle through which we can educate on the LGBTQ+ experience and create a more inclusive and encouraging environment which can attract and retain LGBTQ+ talent in STEM and continue shrinking the skills gap.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

You’ve got less than a week to book your seats for the musical hit Rocketman, alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines.

It’s almost time to reach the sky and head to Millennium Point, to experience a modern musical hit while enjoying five tasty wines. Rocketman with Wine takes place on Saturday 13th November at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

Continuing our successful partnership, we will once again be teaming up with movie geeks, The Wine Events Company, who will be serving up Rocketman trivia alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines throughout the screening. As with any musical, there will be plenty of singing opportunities, so make sure those vocal cords are warmed up!

Rocketman with Wine at Millennium Point Birmingham.

About the film

Rocketman is the epic musical story of Elton John and his breakthrough years in the 1970s. It l ooks at his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. All of this set to the toe-tapping rythms of the pop music icons greatest hits.

Featuring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.

Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

What do you get with your ticket?

Tickets are priced at £31.95 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) and you’ll get more than just a film screening!

Rocketman on the big screen: Admission to the film screening in our new and improved Auditorium with entertainment throughout by the film geeks at The Wine & Events Company

Five themed Wines: So, how do you pair wines with an Elton John movie? Well, we’ve researched Elton’s favourite wines from his demanding on-tour-Ryders and Wedding Breakfast menu. From the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Tuscany, Elton has an expensively decadent taste in wine that we will be sharing with you on the night. Not only that but we’ll show you how to enjoy a rockstar collection on a supermarket budget!

Don’t miss our movie and drink nights

Our movie and drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia. To keep up to date with all our event offerings please click here.

Feel the love this Christmas with Love Actually with Wine

With the festive period fast approaching, feel the love this Christmas with a screening and themed wine tasting experience of the seminal 2003 festive rom com, Love Actually. We’ve once again teamed up with the Wine Events Company to bring you a safe, fun, and interactive ‘wines and movie’ event in our multi-award-winning venue with one of Birmingham’s biggest screens.

The film is showing on Sunday 5th December, the doors will open at 4pm with the event starting at 5pm. There are limited tickets available so make your you secure your ticket for this fantastic festival event.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. For more information please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Feel the love this Christmas with a screening and themed wine tasting experience of the seminal 2003 festive rom com, Love Actually. Millennium Point have once again teamed up with movie geeks The Wine Events Company for a fun and unique wine tasting. This festive event will include five themed wines and a very big screen, all for the price of £31.95 (plus fees).

You can book your ticket here.

About the film – several modern love stories in one classic film

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Featuring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

Certificate: 15|Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

‘To me, you are perfect’- You to the wine… probably

The ‘new classic’ Christmas movie will be paused to pour you a glass of festive cheer as The Wine Events Company shares with you their five perfect wines. The film and wine connoisseurs will also pause the film at appropriate moments to share some fun movie trivia. For example, did you know the word ‘actually’ is spoken 22 times throughout the movie?

The event will be a safe, fun, and interactive ‘wines and movie’ event in our multi-award-winning venue with one of Birmingham’s biggest screens.

The film is showing on the 5th December, the doors will open at 4pm with the event starting at 5pm. There are limited tickets available so make your you secure your ticket for this fantastic festival event.

Our movie + drinks nights are not to be missed

Our movie + drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails, and movie trivia from the film geeks at The Wine Events Company.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding hospitality, with a wide range of events there is something for everyone. You can keep up to date with all our events on our refurbished website here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes’ walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.

 


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Get your vocal cords ready and reach the sky with the musical hit Rocketman alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines.

In less than a month it will be time to reach the sky and head to Millennium Point, to experience a modern musical hit while enjoying five tasty wines. Rocketman with Wine takes place on Saturday 13th November at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

Continuing our successful partnership, we will once again be teaming up with movie geeks, The Wine Events Company, who will be serving up Rocketman trivia alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines throughout the screening. As with any musical, there will be plenty of singing opportunities, so make sure those vocal cords are warmed up!

Rocketman with Wine at Millennium Point Birmingham.

About the film

Rocketman is the epic musical story of Elton John and his breakthrough years in the 1970s. It l ooks at his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. All of this set to the toe-tapping rythms of the pop music icons greatest hits.

Featuring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.

Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

What do you get with your ticket?

Tickets are priced at £31.95 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) and you’ll get more than just a film screening!

Rocketman on the big screen: Admission to the film screening in our new and improved Auditorium with entertainment throughout by the film geeks at The Wine & Events Company

Five themed Wines: So, how do you pair wines with an Elton John movie? Well, we’ve researched Elton’s favourite wines from his demanding on-tour-Ryders and Wedding Breakfast menu. From the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Tuscany, Elton has an expensively decadent taste in wine that we will be sharing with you on the night. Not only that but we’ll show you how to enjoy a rockstar collection on a supermarket budget!

Don’t miss our movie and drink nights

Our movie and drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia. To keep up to date with all our event offerings please click here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. For more information please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Get your vocal cords ready and reach the sky with this modern musical hit alongside five themed wines.

Reach the sky and head to Millennium Point this November to experience a modern musical hit while enjoying five themed wines. Rocketman with Wine takes place on Saturday 13th November at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Continuing our successful partnership, we will once again be teaming up with movie geeks, The Wine Events Company, who will be serving up Rocketman trivia alongside your themed wines throughout the screening. As with any musical there will be plenty of singing opportunities, so make sure those vocal cords are warmed up!

About the film

Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

Rocketman with Wine at Millennium Point Birmingham.

Featuring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.

Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

What do you get with your ticket?

Tickets are priced at £31.95 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) and you’ll get more than just a film screening!

Rocketman on the big screen: Admission to the film screening in our new and improved Auditorium with entertainment throughout by the film geeks at The Wine & Events Company

Five themed Wines: So, how do you pair wines with an Elton John movie? Well, we’ve researched Elton’s favourite wines from his demanding on-tour-Ryders and Wedding Breakfast menu. From the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Tuscany, Elton has an expensively decadent taste in wine that we will be sharing with you on the night. Not only that but we’ll show you how to enjoy a rockstar collection on a supermarket budget!

Our movie + drinks nights are not to be missed

Our movie + drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia from the film geeks at The Wine Events Company. To keep up to date with all our event offerings please click here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.