Festive Flicks in the Northbridge Piazza is a FREE outdoor cinema event that the City of Perth holds every year in the Northbridge Piazza to help spread a little bit of holiday cheer during the festive season. It started on November 24 this year with a viewing of the movie Jingle All The Way and is scheduled to last until 22 December 2018 with a screening of the Christmas classic Home Alone. On 8 December 2018, the Santa Clause will be showing at Festive Flicks.
The Santa Clause is a 1994 Christmas comedy film that stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who works as a successful toys salesman and has a difficult relationship with his son and ex-wife, who accidentally causes Santa to fall off his roof and die on Christmas Eve. With his son Charlie standing next to him, Scott pulls a business card out of Santa's pocket that tells him to put on his suit and the reindeer will know what to do. With Charlie urging him on, Scott puts on the suit and together the two of them finish Santa's trip and deliver the rest of his gifts. The two are whisked back to the North Pole where Scott is informed by the elves that by putting on the Santa suit Scott has accepted the Santa Clause and is now Santa!
I loved this movie growing up. Scott is not the best person but he tries to be a good father to his son. He encourages him to believe in Santa and is aghast when he learns that Charlie has been told Santa isn't true. During their adventures on Christmas Eve, Scott goes along with Charlie and does the whole Santa thing to try make him happy, despite feeling sarcastic and sceptical about the whole thing. My favourite line in the film is when he's in the sleigh and they've just finished delivering all of the toys and he shouts out "Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night! When I wake up…I'm getting a cat scan!"
The Santa Clause will start with a special message from Santa on the big screen from 4.30pm. The film will be on from 5.30pm to 7pm. For information about this event including parking, transport and wheelchair accessibility, CLICK HERE. To read more about Festive Flicks on social media visit their Facebook Page.