Titanic show, and possibly a cinema

The Titanic will sail into Todmorden on the big screen for a big fundraising evening.

The classic 1958 film A Night To Remember will be shown at the Hippodrome Theatre, Todmorden, exactly 100 years after RMS Titanic sank on her ill-fated maiden voyage.

“We’re inviting people to dress in their finest and come along to the Hippodrome to watch the film,” said TAODS’ Steve Clarkson.

The event will also be supported by a string quartet made up of members of Todmorden Orchestra who will provide atmospheric music in the foyer before the film starts.

The event will be raising funds for improvement work at the community owned Hippodrome. It will be free but donations will be welcomed after the show, and drinks, sweets and popcorn will also be on sale.

The film will be showns at 7.45pm on Saturday, April 14, the date that the Titanic struck the iceberg in 1912. The foyer will be open for pre-film drinks and music from 7pm.

Steve said the theatre is run by TAODS, a registered charity and volunteer-led community group which receives no grants or central funding. “Everything we do at the Hippodrome is funded through hard work and fundraising and this is a great chance for people to show their support and enjoy the theatre’s recently installed digital cinema,” he said.

Steve said TAODS are hoping to setup a regular cinema at the Hippodrome and would like to hear from anyone interested in getting involved. They can e-mail steve@todhip.org. If enough people show an interest in getting involved they hope to hold a public meeting in May to discuss ideas.