30 May 2024

Preston film night to show 60s comedy caper

The Duke is the latest film night offering at the Preston Community Hall on Friday, October 28.

Starring Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent, and released in 2020, it is an uplifting film based on a true story.

Organiser Geoff Catterick said: “This is a warm-hearted 1960s-set comedy caper. A 60-year-old taxi driver steals a portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London to persuade the Government to invest in more care for the elderly. It’s a charming film.”

The doors open at 6.45pm, and the Film shows at 7.15 pm. Admission is £5. Refreshments and a licensed bar are available.

Meanwhile, Burton Pidsea’s autumn season of films continues, also showing the The Duke. The hall opens at 6.30pm for a 7.15pm start, and entry is £5.

For the benefit of the hearing impaired, Burton Pidsea Memorial Hall now has a hearing loop. It also has completely step-free access, and disabled toilet facilities. There is a large free car park and extra lighting has recently been installed for added security and safety.

The bar will be open to enjoy refreshments before and after the film, and there will a break during the screening for “topping-up” with Mr Moo’s ice cream on sale. Soft drinks including tea and coffee are also available.

For information on all future films and other events, visit the hall’s website at burtonpidseamemorialhall.org.

This will be organiser Michael McGwinn’s last film as he will be leaving the area for North Tyneside in about three weeks.

Michael said: “There is a new team in place to carry on with the film nights. Please use the hall website
to keep up to date with films, plus all other events in the village. Many thanks for your support over the past few years.”