The New Year season at Brighouse Cinema begins next week with a showing of the film “Pride”.
The organisers, Brighouse Business Initiative, would like to thank people for their support in 2014 and look forward to welcoming everybody in 2015, which promises to be an exciting year for films at Brighouse Civic Hall.
Over the past year British films shown at the Civic Hall have proved the most popular and the forthcoming season promises to be a cracker.
Award-winning films “The Imitation Game”, “Mr Turner” and “The Theory of Everything” are just some of the films due to be screened soon.
The new season begins with “Pride” on Thursday, January 29, at 7.30pm. The film stars Bill Nighy as Cliff, Imelda Staunton as Helfina, Ben Schnetzer as Mark Ashton and a host of well-known faces who combine to make this film comparable to “Brassed Off”.
Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.
Geoffrey Macnab, of The Independent, noted how “Pride” followed on from other British films such as “The Full Monty”, “Brassed Off” and “Billy Elliot” as “a story set in a Britain whose industrial base is being shattered”. Macnab gave the film a five-star review.
John Buxton, one of the organisers, said “Come along and join us on January 29 to see this film. We know you’ll enjoy it as it is yet another award-winning film that Brighouse has chosen to show.”
Tickets can be booked at Harrison Lord, on Bradford Road; Ryecorn Wholefoods, on Bethel Street; and Simply Flowers, on Commercial Street; or online at www.brighousecinema.co.uk. Tickets are £5 and the popular meal deals are available from £10.