Disney brings movie magic back to town

Film screening at Brighouse Cicic Hall of Wreck-it Ralph.'From the left, Noah Charlesworth, 13, Eric Charlesworth and Hanna Charlesworth, 11.
Film screening at Brighouse Cicic Hall of Wreck-it Ralph.'From the left, Noah Charlesworth, 13, Eric Charlesworth and Hanna Charlesworth, 11.

Cinema returned to Brighouse for the first time in 40 years with a special screening of the Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph at the Civic Hall.

More than 100 people soaked up the atmosphere as the magic of the cinema’s heyday was recalled.

There was an interval with live music and refreshments were served.

The screening was organised by Brighouse Business Initiative as part of its community involvement scheme.

John Buxton, of Ryecorn Wholefoods in Bethel Street, was one of the leading organisers of the screening.

He said: “I feel really proud that we have been able to bring family entertainment back to Brighouse. We are very keen to bring back the magic of cinema’s heyday with theatrical lighting, an interval for ice-cream and an organ recital.

“A special thanks must go to Robert Brett of Treble Clef whose technical expertise and equipment made it possible. He was ably assisted by Peter Johnson who also played the organ in the interval.”

The screening was such a success that a showing of the hit musical Les Miserables has now been arranged for May.

Run by volunteers and not for profit, the cinema showings are designed to give Brighouse and Rastrick people the chance to enjoy a reasonably-priced night out in the town centre.

Lesley Adams, another one of the organisers, said: “We were delighted with the response to the first screening. There were lots of families and friends enjoying a night out and the interval was a real novelty for a lot of children.”

Les Miserables (12A) will be screened on Thursday, May 2 at 7pm.

For more information contact BBI on 0777 4088071.