Goodbye Christopher Robin

The Winnie-the-Pooh books are beloved the world over for their tales of a bear with very little brain that celebrate childhood invention and whimsy. But for the books’ author A. A. Milne, they were a means of bonding with his son, the very real Christopher Robin.

Alan Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) is a shell-shocked veteran of the First World War when he and his socialite wide Daphne (Margot Robbie) take up residence at a farmhouse adjacent to a wood that their son Christopher Robin takes delight playing in with his toys. Inspired by Christopher Robin’s games, Milne starts weaving the toys into diverting stories, and makes the fateful decision to use his son’s real name in them. When Winnie-the-Pooh becomes a sensation both author and the books’ child star become celebrities – but the consequences are unforeseen, from Milne being locked out of the serious literary circles that had previously feted him, to Christopher Robin tragically and ironically never being able to escape the golden amber of childhood as he got older.

Monday, 18th December
Tuesday, 19th December
Wednesday, 20th December

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

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Rating PG
Genre Drama
Running Time 107
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