Follow the plots at Christie pop-up
A selection of classic crime films will be screened at a 1950s pop-up cinema in the grounds of the Devon holiday home of Agatha Christie – dubbed the Queen of Crime – this December.
Greenway, near Brixham, will offer a series of movie nights showing classic crime flicks such as Dial M for Murder, Twelve Angry Men and North by Northwest.
Cinema-goers will be able to watch a collection of classic crime films in a 1950s-styled marquee at Christie’s Devon retreat.
The films will be screened on selected dates from Saturday December 8 until Monday December 31. There will also be an exclusive night at the movies and booksigning with best-selling crime author, Sophie Hannah.
Belinda Smith, visitor experience manager at Greenway, said: “The 1950s were the heyday of Christie’s family holidays at Greenway and the golden age of cinema.
“This Christmas we’re recreating a 1950s family Christmas in the house, and styling the pop-up cinema with 1950s touches.”
The films that made the final cut are:
North by North West (1959, Alfred Hitchcock): Saturday 8, Sunday 9 and Friday 28 December.
Twelve Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet): Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday, Dec 16.
Dial M for Murder (1954, Alfred Hitchcock): Friday 21, Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Saturday, December 29.
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993, Woody Allen): Monday December 24 and Monday, December 31.
Orphan (2009, Jaume ColletSerra): Thursday, December 27;
Bunny Lake is Missing (1965, Otto Preminger): Sunday, December 30.
On Thursday, December 20, guests will be invited to join Sophie Hannah in the vintage marquee, where she will discuss her writing and her film choices for the cinema. A screening of Bunny Lake is Missing will then be shown, with the chance to have a signed copy of the book. Places are limited, so booking is essential.
A 1950s pop-up cinema is being put on at Greenway