Love Actually is back in UK cinemas for a limited time to celebrate its 20th anniversary

Love really is all around.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 12th December 2023

Another one of the best-loved festive films of all time has returned to UK cinemas to celebrate 20 years since it was released.

Whether you can believe it or not, it’s actually been two whole decades since the 2003 Christmas cult classic that is Love Actually was released to the world, and now, with December in full swing and the festivities well underway, there’s no better way to celebrate this special anniversary than seeing the film return to the big screen for a limited time only.

This means you can now head on down to Vue cinemas in both Manchester Printworks and inside Quayside MediaCity, as well as others throughout the region, to watch the beloved festive flick.

Going on to become a much-loved festive favourite that’s watched by families all over the world every time December rolls around, Love Actually is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film that cleverly ties together 10 separate stories of love – from familial, right through to romantic and platonic.

Directed by acclaimed British director Richard Curtis, it’s been hailed by many as a modern classic, and is often listed as one of the best Christmas films of all time.


Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson, Martin Freeman, Andrew Lincoln, and so many more famous faces form part of the undeniably all-star ensemble cast.

Speaking on Love Actually’s return to cinemas this Christmas, Mike Anton, who is the General Manager of Vue Manchester Printworks, said: “Christmas is all about spending quality time with friends and family, and creating treasured moments to last a lifetime.


“So we’re glad to be marking the merry occasion with a lineup of some of the most iconic and beloved Christmas classics.”

It’s to celebrate the beloved festive film’s 20th anniversary / Credit: Universal Pictures

Tickets to see Love Actually at Vue Manchester Printworks and Vue Manchester Quayside are now available to get your hands on from just £4.99 when booked online here.

If you also find yourself at a loose end in Manchester city centre over the next couple of weeks, there’s another a little hidden cinema tucked away inside popular hotel King Street Townhouse that’s screening a jam-packed lineup of classic Christmas films throughout December too – including Home Alone, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Elf.


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You can also sip on festive cocktails, and snack on popcorn and pick n mix while you watch all the festive flicks too.

Featured Image – Universal Pictures