THE sixth annual Oxford Senior Citizens’ Film Festival will be the best yet, according to the organisers.

Co-sponsored by the Oxford Mail and the Phoenix Picturehouse in Walton Street, Jericho, the three-day festive get-together is also supported by Sainbury’s Kidlington and Westgate, which have donated gift vouchers, champagne and chocolates to give away over the course of the event.

Jeremy Smith, entertainments editor for the Oxford Mail, said this year’s three films were almost made-to-order for the seasonal feel-good occasion.

He said: “To open with this year’s surprise comedy hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, close with the multi-Oscar winning The Artist and have Salmon Fishing in The Yemen sandwiched between the two is a Christmas present in itself.”

Matt Taylor, manager of the Phoenix said: “We always love staging this Christmas cracker.

“It’s a much-loved date in the festive calendar.”

All films start at 11am and your ticket is simply of copy of that day’s Oxford Mail – but don’t worry if you forget to take your copy along as we’ll be selling them in the foyer.

The mini-festival starts tomorrow with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Wednesday’s cinematic treat is Salmon Fishing In The Yemen and Thursday’s closing presentation is The Artist.

For further information, contact the Phoenix Picturehouse on 01865 316570 or Jeremy Smith at the Oxford Mail on 01865 425435.