All aboard the Sky Movies Express. Sky is running a free train from London to Birmingham this Christmas, decked out in the style of festive films favourites and stuffed with iPads for the lucky crimble commuters.
TheMovies Express was christened by Tamsin Egerton -- off of St Trinian's, apparently -- and will make a day trip to Brum and back in the week before Christmas. Four vintage train carriages are styled after Christmassy classics Mary Poppins, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, It's a Wonderful Life and, er, The King's Speech.
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Sky is doling out iPads and laptops to travellers to watch a range of movies, including such Christmas crackers as Love Actually, The Grinch and A Christmas Carol.
Classic holiday time-wasters that you've seen a million times, but probably never all the way to the end in one go, include Mary Poppins, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, The Sound of Music and Oliver! Newer films include Inception, Iron Man 2 and various wizarding outings with
Ironically, Due Date -- a film about a chap let down by public transport -- is also available. Sadly, no sign of Unstoppable, Unbreakable, The Fugitive, Silver Streak, Source Code or Super 8.
The train departs from London Euston station on the morning of 22 December and travels to Birmingham New Street, before returning after 7pm on the same day. Tickets are free from skymovies.com/Express.
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