Blast from the past at Hebden Bridge Picture House

THE Hebden Bridge Picture House is hoping to take its audience back to the days of the ‘flea pit’ this Sunday at a special screening.

Given the Picture House’s recent digitalisation, bosses have decided to show the Last Projectionist from 7.45pm.

The film charts the history of UK independent cinema, taking a tour of some of the most magical picture houses in the world. The story centres on The Electric in Birmingham, the oldest working cinema in Britain - from its silent beginnings in 1909 to its restoration to art deco glory in 2004.

Accompanied by unseen archive and shot in HD, the film goes on to explore the rapid advance of digital cinema and the likely demise of 35mm film.

As a special treat, the director and owner of the Electric Cinema, Thomas Lawes, will be at the Picture House to introduce the film and take part in a Question and Answer session.

Tickets are priced at £8 and available from Hebden Bridge Visitor & Canal Centre, New Road. Alternatively you can telephone 01422 843831 or buy them direct from the Picture House during opening hours.