Book for backstage tour, call in to front-of-house

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Hebden Bridge Picture opens its doors on Saturday, September 13, giving people the chance to explore the 1920s auditorium and foyer and there will be some family-friendly short films screened.

There is free entry to the cinema, on New Road in the town centre, from 10am to 1pm with behind the scenes tours at 10.30am, 11.20am and 12.10pm.

The tour, which will include a brief history of the Picture House and visits to the projection box, back-stage and behind the screen area, must be booked in advance - you can contact telephone 01422 842807

or email info@hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk to do this, but note that booking closes on September 12 at 9pm for this.

The kiosk in the foyer will be serving sweets, ice creams and popcorn throughout this special open day event.

The Friends of Hebden Bridge Picture House will also be on hand from 10am to 12.30pm to sell hundreds of film posters that have been on display in the light boxes outside the Picture House for prices from £1 to £8. Members of the Friends group will also be able to talk to visitors about getting more involved in helping the cinema and all money raised is used to support the work of the Picture House.

Visitors wishing to join the tours on the day will only be accommodated if numbers allow. The event will end at 1pm prompt to allow for re-opening at 1.15pm for the cinema’s normal programme.