‘Rush’ finds a formula for a racing certainty

Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush
Chris Hemsworth as James Hunt in Rush

Hold on to your hats for a rip-roaring race through film, live broadcasts and music at Hebden Bridge Picture House in the coming week.

Halloween is kicked off in style with tonight’s grisly production of ‘Frankenstein’ (7pm) with Benedict Cumberbatch starring as the baron and Jonny Lee Miller as his creation.

The production, directed by Danny Boyle, is a recorded showing of a live National Theatre spectacular, with the two actors reversing roles for the alternative version to be shown on December 3.

There’s fast-paced driving action of differing kinds with snail tale ‘Turbo’ (U) today at 2pm and tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at 1.30pm (also 4.30pm on Sunday) and the true story of racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, ‘Rush’ (15), screened tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at 7.45pm. The movie, starring Chris Hemsworth (above) as English playboy James Hunt, portrays the men’s great rivalry on the track.

On Monday there’s an early start for a live presentation from the Royal Opera House, London, of Verdi’s grand opera ‘Les Vepres siciliennes’ (adv 12A, 5.45pm - doors 5pm).

On Tuesday and Wednesday (7.45pm) and Thursday morning (10.30am) ‘Le Week-end’ (15) is screened, with Thursday evening devoted to live music from London indie-rockers Turin Brakes (8pm).

For full details call 01422 842807.