Band will strike up for Brassed Off!

"Brassed off" film still
"Brassed off" film still

Organisers of the next Brighouse Cinema screening at the Civic Hall are hoping to hit the right note with audiences with their next choice of film - the popular ‘Brassed Off’.

The screening on November 7 will also feature a performance by Clifton and Lightcliffe Band who will play as audiences arrive for the film showing.

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‘Brassed Off’, written and directed by Mark Herman, was released in 1992 and featured scenes shot in Calderdale. The film stars Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Stephen Tompkinson and Pete Postlethwaite as the conductor of a struggling brass band in a coal mining village, the fictional Grimley.

Steven Lord, of Brighouse Business Initiative, said: “The film ‘Brassed Off’ struck a real chord with audiences when it was released and we hope people will enjoy the chance to see it again, especially as parts of it were shot in Calderdale. People will be able to enjoy live music from Clifton and Lightcliffe Band as well as the screening of one of the most popular films of the ‘90s.”

Mr Lord said he hoped there would be a large turn-out for the film. “Cinema@The Civic started off very well but we need to make sure audiences keep coming back. Where we have special screenings - such as Mamma Mia and Casablanca - people have really entered the spirit and enjoyed the whole atmosphere.

“But it will be a question of ‘use it or lose it’. We need to keep up the momentum.”

The December screening will be the Christmas classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, part of Brighouse’s Christmas festival.

Doors open at the Civic Hall at 6.30pm on November 7 for music from Clifton and Lightcliffe Band and the film will start at 7pm. Tickets at £4.50/£3.50 are available from Harrison Lord, Ryecorn Wholefoods, Simply Flowers or on the door.