Be the belle of the ball as Brighouse Cinema returns

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Brighouse Cinema at the Civic Hall is set to return after its summer break.

Organisers had planned on showing Les Miserables but, unfortunately, one of the volunteers was ill and it became difficult to run the show as planned, so the showing was cancelled for September.

However things are now getting back to normal and it is hoped that the regular patrons will give the cinema their support for the winter season.

The film set to showcased on October 30 is Belle.

The British film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.

After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Amma Asante’s powerful, moving and gently subversive romantic melodrama is a finely wrought tale of a woman out of time. The result is an engaging drama that smartly examines issues of race, class and gender.

Tickets are available online at Brighouse cinema or can be booked in person at Ryecorn Wholefoods, Bethel Street; Harrison Lord, Bradford Road; or Simply Flowers, Commercial Street.