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Film fans enjoy cake and movies at Picture House open morning

Rebekah Fozard, left, Picture House manager, with Rebecca Yorke of the Friends of the Picture House with the recently donated light boxes at the Picture House

Rebekah Fozard, left, Picture House manager, with Rebecca Yorke of the Friends of the Picture House with the recently donated light boxes at the Picture House

Images from some of the most popular movies shown in the upper Calder Valley over the past decade have helped to showcase future films.

The Friends of Hebden Bridge Picture House, together with staff from the cinema, held a hugely successful open morning at the Picture House, raising more than £785 to buy new illuminated poster boxes.

The Friends organised the sale of old film posters that dated from the past 15 years and that had been given by the cinema to the Friends.

Visitors were encouraged to take part in a film-based quiz and enter a raffle with film-based prizes.

The Picture House manager and staff ran very popular tours of the building including the projection box, back stage and dressing rooms.

Hundreds of people took advantage of these tours and many snapped up posters from iconic movies that have already been screened at the venue, including those advertising some of the James Bond blockbusters.

As usual, lemon drizzle cake was on offer provided by the ever-popular Picture House kiosk.

During the morning a selection of Aardman short films was also screened.

Picture House manager Rebekah Fozard said: “It’s great that these people are here to help the Picture House. The passion they have for our cinema is really appreciated.”

Duncan Watson, who is chairman of the Friends of the Hebden Bridge Picture House, added: “We intend to add some funds raised at the earlier quiz sale/clean up to make a donation of £800 to the Picture House. This donation has enabled the Picture House to buy much needed new illuminated poster boxes for the front of the cinema to publicise the great mixture of film that is on offer in Hebden Bridge.

“ We are really lucky to have this community cinema and we are happy to help support the cinema in any way that we can.”

The event was such a success that the Friends hope that they can make it an annual event.

Duncan would also like to thank Kate Higham, Gavin Wilson and Jill Osman for the work they did organising the open morning.

 

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