Die Hard, with music by Das Brass

Die Hard, with music by Das Brass


Does Die Hard really count as a Christmas film? It takes place on Christmas Eve, so we think it counts. If you like your Christmas movies to focus on the action and Bruce Willis rather than Santa and his elves, this is definitely the event for you.

Brass covers band Das Brass are joining for the screening and will be playing before and after the film. Their sound teleports this traditional approach to the 21st century and they’ll play a melange of pop and funk favourites, Balkanised afrobeats, and twisted jazz standards. The band consists of consists of traditional New Orleans-style horn section instruments: trombones, trumpets, saxophones, sousaphone and drums.

Presented by the Royal Docks in partnership with the University of East London.

Our winter festival of film and fun, Dock the Halls is bringing festive cheer to places across the Royal Docks this November and December. In collaboration with our wonderful venues and partners, we’re presenting films, festive arts and crafts, and music to get you in the Christmas spirit. Join us for your favourite films or settle in for the workshops and bands.

Screenings and activities are completely free, just make sure you’ve signed up for tickets to each event.

To attend this event, you must agree to the Dock the Halls' Admissions Policy. Please read here prior to booking.

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Time & date

Sat 30 November
film begins at 7pm


UEL, West Building


Free, registration required
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