The magic of the Polar Express will be coming to Wisbech with special discounted screenings of the much-loved Christmas movie.  

The Mayor of Wisbech has teamed up with The Luxe Cinema for the one-off events which will take place at the start of the school holidays.  

Tickets will be just £1.50 per person and £3 for a sofa seating two people.  

And Cllr Susan Wallwork is encouraging everyone to immerse themselves into the film by wearing their pyjamas and bringing a blanket and their favourite teddy to keep cosy.

In a Facebook post, she said: “So this is a little ‘give back’ this Christmas from the Luxe and myself... 

“...You will be greeted with dressed up characters and I can guarantee there will be a few surprises so come a little early.”  

She added: “This year has been hard and something magical and adorable doesn’t happen very often, so a huge thanks to The Luxe who wanted to work with me and give something back to our community. 

The first screening with the Mayor will be held on Thursday (December 22). Doors open at 10am, and the film will start at 11am. 

Due to popular demand, a second screening has been added the following day (December 23), also at 11am. 

For the full discount, The Luxe advises families to go to the cinema and buy tickets directly at the ticket office.

Otherwise, booking fees may apply with purchases made online.  

The Luxe’s post on Facebook said: “When we spoke with the Mayor she was deeply passionate about this being accessible to all families in the area at this very tough time... 

“... We look forward to welcoming lots of happy faces for this and thank the Mayor (and her army of helpers) for her time and passion in getting this organised with us!” 

The Polar Express stars Tom Hanks and tells the story about Billy, who longs to believe in Santa Claus.  

But he finds it quite difficult to do so because his family insist the everything about Santa is a complete myth.  

However this changes when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve.