Watching a Christmas film is almost guaranteed to get you in the festive mood so when we were invited along to watch Nativity 3: Dude where’s my donkey? at Cineworld in Nottingham, we were very excited.
Nottingham’s Cineworld is housed in the Cornerhouse, the entertainment mecca of the city with restaurants, bars, comedy club and adventure golf as well as the 14 screen cinema. The seats are comfortable and spacious and the staff are really friendly and helpful making the whole experience relaxed and enjoyable.
Now Christmas films can be pretty naff and if I am honest I went with pretty low expectations to see this film. We haven’t seen Nativity 1 and 2 so didn’t know what to expect and you can be completely forgiven for thinking that by the time it had got to number 3 the idea would have been a bit overdiluted. In the opening scenes, however, we were all giggling and although reality had to be suspended throughout we had a really lovely time getting carried away with the magic and fun.
The story takes place at St Bernadette’s where an Ofsted inspector is due, Archie the donkey is creating havoc and Mr Poppy is choreographing a flash mob. Starring Martin Clunes as Mr Shepherd who, due to an unfortunate accident with said donkey, suffers amnesia rending him unable to remember who he is, who is daughter is or that he promised her that would marry his fiance, played by Catherine Tate in New York. Along with the silliness, singing, crazy dancing and really quite far fetched pure bonkerness (made up word but applies to this film) are some great shots of London and particularly New York (and lots of my favourite building The Chrysler!).
We would definitely recommend Nativity 3 as a great family film for fun quality family time and lots and lots of laughing!
Children’s tickets start from £5.90 (or £1.50 for weekend Movies for Juniors) and go up to £9.50 for an adult peak time film. There are plenty of refrehments on offer to purchase and of course lots of restaurants to choose from to make the occasion even more special.
Thank you so much to Sara and all the brilliant time at Cineworld Nottingham for a lovely afternoon!
Disclaimer: we received complimentary tickets to the viewing but our views are completely unbiased and our own.