THE Hebden Bridge Picture House has asked movie lovers across the upper Calder Valley to pick the film they would like to see played at the historic cinema.
The Valley’s favourite film will soon to be announced, but before that we asked our readers which flick they would like to see on the silver screen.
Nathan Lockwood, who runs Nathan’s Barbers in Hebden Bridge, said: “I like The Lion King because I am into animation films.
“The sound track is amazing and I would love to see it in 3-D.
“It is the last film I saw in the cinema with my parents.”
Premsa Royle, who owns Enchanting Wood in Todmorden, said it is difficult to pick one favourite film, but if pushed she would go for Batman movie The Dark Knight.
“I think it’s brilliant,” she said. “After seeing it, me and my friends were talking about it for ages.”
Her daughter Ebony, five, said her favourite film is animated tale Rio.
If Premsa could pick a movie to show at the Picture House, “it would be an old film that you don’t get a chance to see very often”.
Steve Cheers, from Manchester, said: “Apocalypse Now - it is just a great film.”
Youth worker Marie Gresty, of Todmorden, said: “I like The Green Mile. It’s fascinating. Supernatural films seem to be the in thing at the moment, anything with vampires.”
Sue Riches, from Heptonstall, said: “I’d pick One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest because I like Jack Nicholson and the storyline and acting are brilliant.
Kenneth Moorhouse, from Sowerby Bridge, said: “My favourite film is The Longest Day. Everyone should remember what people have sacrificed in the past and films like this help people do so.”
Hairdresser Loucas Giorgio, who runs Stone Hair Art in Todmorden, would go back to the golden age of cinema for his choices.
“Some of the classics would be very popular - like Bette Davis and Marilyn Monroe,” he said.
Liz Tootell, one of Loucas’ clients, said her favourite film is Constantine but she would pick to show The Matrix films back to back at the Picture House.
“Keanu Reeves is too dreamy to miss,” she said.
Hannah Urquhart-Greaves, seven, from Hebden Bridge, said: “I like Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked because of the singing and the dancing in the film.”
Carl Silk, a microbiologist from Halifax, said: “Personally I kind of like a bit of the conspiracy theory stuff such as the Bourne Trilogy.”
““I would go for some of the classics like 2001: A Space Odyssey,” (pictured below).
Mike Brice, from Hebden Bridge, said: “My favourite film is The Italian Job (pictured right). It has got cars, Caine, chaos and it is cool. What more do you want?”
Michael Howorth, who runs a DVD and music stall on Todmorden Indoor Market, said his favourite film is Once Upon a Time in the West.
But his choices to show at the Picture House would be a double bill of Toy Story and Star Wars.
David Turner-Swift, from Littleborough, said: “I like True Grit. It is gung-ho and it’s got John Wayne in it. Just a great film.”
Gillian Howarth, from Todmorden, said: “My favourite film is Ghost. I am sentimental and I love the thought behind it that you could speak to someone you had lost for one more time. A great film.”
Emily, Rebecca and Mala Yorke said their favourite films are The Muppets, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Annie, respectively.
“Emily likes Annie because we went to see the show at The West Yorkshire Playhouse recently,” said Rebecca.
“I like Breakfast At Tiffany’s because it is timeless and it has Audrey Hepburn and the song Moon River in it.
“Mala likes The Muppets because it is the most recent film she has seen.”
Adam Dipoti, who owns Todmorden News Centre, said; “I like action films like Bad Boys and Armageddon.”
He would choose Harry Potter to screen at the cinema because it appeals to all ages.
Shop assistant Alex Widdop, who works at the newsagent, said: “I would pick Forrest Gump, Titanic and a few war movies.”
Lauren McCloskey, who also works at the newsagent, is a fan of the Saw series and would pick scary films to screen.
Kirsty Brook, from Bradford, who is pictured with her daughter Elizabeth O’Keefe, chose The Lion King.
Amber Redman, from Hebden Bridge, said: “Wuthering Heights is a true romance. It has got a sort of spiritual quality about it.”
Geoffrey Whiteley, from Halifax, said: “My favourite film is The Adventures of Robin Hood. It includes some sensational derring do.”
Rosemary Phillips, from Hebden Bridge, said: “I like Bridget Jones’s Diary because it just makes me smile.
“I tend to go for romantic films because I am an old romantic at heart.”
Jane Gill, from Mytholmroyd, said: “My favourite film is The Bodyguard.
“The music is fantastic and it is such a good love story. It is a beautiful film.”
Kayleigh Wilde, who works at Bijoux You on Todmorden Indoor Market, is a fan of gangster movies like Goodfellas.
But she would choose one of her five-year-old daughter Ashley’s favourite films - Megamind, Tangled and Bolt.
l Keep reading the Hebden Bridge Times and Todmorden News to see which film will be chosen as the area’s favourite and played at a special screening at the Picture House.