Town Hall friends host ANOTHER QUALITY film TO start off the new year
SEVERAL years have passed since the Friends of Biston Town Hall was formed with the sole aim of making daytime cinema available to senior citizens who were unable and quite understandably unwilling to venture out of their homes in the evening.
A 1.30pm starting time on a Monday every other month has proved popular for over five years, showing films that do more than just entertain, but bring back into the salubrious surroundings of Bilston Town Hall a community spirit engendered by enthusiasm with and support of the organisers.
Five years ago principal organiser Astrid Hupperdine was excited by the prospect of screening films at the Town Hall for the first time since the golden era of film when the ballroom was leased to Professor Woods as a cinema back in the 1920s. But she still has to pinch herself every time she sees a full house to realise just how succesful the venture has been.
The first film screening of 2019 will take place on Monday January 21 and brings alive the fantasy world of Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” starring Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman.
Doors open at 1pm for a 1.30pm start and admission is £3.50. Two weeks prior to the show tickets can be obtained in advance from Bilston library in Mount Pleasant or the Cafe Metro in Church Street, Bilston. Alternatively, to reserve tickets contact 07855 817596. Tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available before the film starts. You can also find more information on the website friendsofbilstontown hall.co.uk.
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
The audience at Bilston Town Hall waiting patiently for the film to start
Bilston Town Hall back in the golden era of film