With Christmas fast approaching, ODEON Dorchester is set to showcase blockbuster hits as well as a range of festive screenings suitable for the whole family.

For those wanting to pirouette into Christmas, the live screening of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be broadcast on Thursday December 8 at 7.15pm. The much-loved ballet favourite tells the tale of a young girl named Clara who is swept away on a magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets and the Land of Snow.

Everyone’s favourite Father Christmas returns on Wednesday November 23 for Bad Santa 2. Fuelled by whisky, greed and hatred, Billy Bob Thornton’s back in the red suit for the eagerly awaited sequel.

Let children’s imaginations run wild with Moana, the latest Disney offering which follows Moana on her voyage across the Pacific. Inspired by the mythology of Polynesia, Moana encounters a world of magic and monsters. Moana is released on Friday December 2.

The epic ‘space opera’ franchise Star Wars returns on Thursday December 15 with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, shines a light on a part of the universe not glimpsed before. The film explores how The Rebel Alliance got its hands on the designs for the death star.

Gift cards are available to purchase online or from the Dorchester box office, for any value from £5 upwards, making the perfect Christmas gift.

Alan Escott, general manager at ODEON Dorchester, said: “There are so many films to get excited about this Christmas. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy a gift card for your friends and family so they can enjoy the selection box of screenings on offer.”

Costa’s festive products are now on sale at ODEON Dorchester, including Honeycomb Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate complete with glittered mini marshmallows.

Alan added: “Relax and enjoy a hot drink before the film starts, taking in the unique views overlooking Skating in the Square at Brewery Square.”

ODEON Dorchester is situated within the Brewery Square development and tickets start from £3 with family tickets available. For further information visit www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/dorchester/214.