Silver screen makes a comeback

FILM lovers in a north Northumberland village can take a trip down memory lane at the same time as watching this year’s movie sensation.

Fifty years after its cinema closed, Wooler is bringing back the big screen for a special public showing of Oscar and Bafta-winning blockbuster The King’s Speech.

The Eildon Cinema on South Road closed in September 1961 with the last film to be shown there Elmer Gantry starring Burt Lancaster.

To commemorate the anniversary Berwick Film Society, together with Wooler U3A, is showing the Colin Firth film about King George VI at the Glendale Hall tomorrow.

Berwick Film Society’s Maurice Ward said: “We know the Alnwick Playhouse and the Maltings do a great job of bring us the best films but even so a lot of people don’t travel at night and we thought it would be great for Wooler and Glendale to have their own cinema back for one night and be able to see such a fantastic film in their own town.

“Some might have seen it on DVD, but it’s not the same as viewing on the big screen and sharing the experience with a live audience.”

The film will start at 7.30pm prompt – with no adverts or trailers beforehand. Doors open at 7pm and tickets cost £3.