Let’s Go to the Movies! Lawrence Batley Theatre launches festival of film

The Lawrence Batley Theatre has announced its new film festival featuring silver screen classics to be shown for the very first time in the iconic venue.

When the Lawrence Batley Theatre was opened by stars of stage and screen Sir Patrick Stewart and Dame Judi Dench back on 11 September 1994, there was always the ambition for the theatre to show not only live events but also to screen Hollywood films. Occasional films have been screened at the theatre, but this is the first time the Huddersfield town centre theatre has showcased a film festival season.

The film festival, entitled Let’s Go to the Movies, features a range of the top films of all time. The mixed programme has something for everyone, and tickets are set at an affordable £5.

There are a ton of classic Hollywood musicals to see, including The Phantom of the Opera 1925 version (Fri 27 May), Chicago (Wed 1 June), The Greatest Showman (Sat 4 June), Singin’ in the Rain (Sun 5 June), Grease (Mon 6 June), The Wizard of Oz 1939 version (Sun 12 June).

One for the young and the young at heart is Paddington (Sat 28 May). The romantic souls will love Casablanca (Sun 29 May). Get your props at the ready for the ever-popular cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sat 28 May).

Hollywood legend Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction (Thu 2 June) and Kill Bill: Vol 1 (Thu 9 June) will screen to thrill the audiences. The horror lovers amongst us can catch Get Out (Fri 10 June), and for those who prefer the more comedic side of the genre we’ve got Shaun of the Dead (Fri 3 June).

Becky Atkinson, Interim Chief Executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre said; “We’re having a mini makeover especially for Let’s Go to the Movies. Audiences can expect a truly traditional cinema experience, filled with red velvet and popcorn. And to show our appreciation to the people of Huddersfield, tickets are just a fiver.”

Tickets for Let’s Go to the Movies are now on sale. More information and tickets can be found at thelbt.org.

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