The Muppets Christmas Carol is back for a second screening at Lark Hill Place this festive season.
The story, based off Charles Dickens’ seasonal classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ features Michael Caine’s Scrooge and the whole Muppet gang in the 1992 flick.
Salford Museum programming and events officer Edward Hurst explained why the Muppets was the perfect cinematic fit.
He said: “The Christmas Carol is one of the defining tales of Christmas, and like many British traditions of the holiday began in the Victorian times.
“This, along with the Muppet’s hilarious family friendly film made for a perfect choice of a film to be shown in the perfect setting. We hope that viewers will feel like they’ve stepped onto the streets of the film as they enjoy a firm Christmas favourite.”
Events like this have been extremely popular with Salford residents, with the tickets for the December 8 screening selling out within only a few days.
He said: “We had so many people who wanted to join us, we put on another event the next week to meet demand.”
The museum has allowed attendees in the past to vote for their favourite seasonal films- this October being a tie between Halloween classics Beetlejuice and Carry on Screaming.
He said: “We’ve also shown other films at the museum in the galleries including Night at the Museum (how could you not?) and Hotel Transylvania.”
However, the movie itself is not the only Victorian element about the festive event. Lark Hill Place is a recreated set inside the Salford Museum and Art Gallery that realistically represents a stereotypical Northern street back in the late 1800s.
This makes for an immersive experience that will allow all attendees to feel as though they are visiting the Ghosts of Christmas Past with Kermit, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear themselves.
Speaking of the unique nature of the event; Edward said; “If you’d like to watch The Muppets in the surround of a Victorian Street, this is probably the best opportunity you’ll get.”
“The street will be very cold much like a real Victorian street as there isn’t any central heating. So I’d really recommend anyone coming to bring coats and blankets.”
The screening is one of many occurring across the city this Christmas, with other events at the sister site Ordsall Hall being ‘really well received’.
Edward Hurst praised Salford for its involvement in the festive season, stating: “There’s loads going on at Christmas for people in and around Salford to be involved with including on the 8th a Christmas Market at Peel Park.”
🎄🎄Booking for our Christmas events is now open! Enjoy a festive afternoon tea, breakfast with father Christmas or a festive film in Lark Hill Place🎄🎄 pic.twitter.com/vSyAdwi9Uv
— Salford Museum & Art Gallery (@SalfordMuseum) November 11, 2019
At the time of publication tickets were still available for the screening for December 14 from 5.30pm to 7pm.