Film classics to be screened in Bolton thanks to £3,500 grant

Christopher Lee in The Wicker Man

Godzilla

Stephen Frears’ Prick Up Your Ears

Theatre of Blood

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , business editor

A SEASON of movie classics will be screened in Bolton.

Cinebox has been given £3,500 by the British Film Institute, Film Audience Network and Film Hub North West Central — administered through the Cornerhouse in Manchester - to show the films.

Run by a team of volunteers, Cinebox is the community cinema wing of thebox.tv social enterprise, based at Elderdale Community Centre in Yewdale Avenue, Breightmet.

The films will be shown at Commerce House in Bridgeman Place — on the last Friday of each month.

The programme starts on September 26 with the screening of Ishio Honda’s 1954 cult classic Godzilla.

Fittingly, it will be followed on October 31 — Halloween — by a special scratch and sniff screening of The Wicker Man.

Cinebox is also promising to showcase new micro-budget British films like the comedy Eight Minutes Idle (2012 and accompanying some screenings there will be post film discussions.

“We were absolutely delighted to get the funding,” said Cinebox community involvement manager Tracy Hindley.

“This is a reaction to the lack of alternative programming in Bolton, which led us to create Cinebox — a space where people can access more left field films while still sharing the communal cinema experience.

“We will be working in conjunction with other local community organisations to offer a number of free taster tickets to people who would not normally access more specialised films.”

Other movies due to be screened will include Stephen Frears’ Prick Up Your Ears (1987) and William Wyler’s The Collector (1965) and Douglas Hickox’s Theatre of Blood (1973).

Tickets are available by going online to CineboxBolton on Facebook.

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8:17am Thu 28 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

At last some original cultural entertainment in Bolton. I'll be going for sure.
At last some original cultural entertainment in Bolton. I'll be going for sure. Chrome1
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8:29am Thu 28 Aug 14

BlackrodBoy says...

Chrome1 wrote:
At last some original cultural entertainment in Bolton. I'll be going for sure.
I think the Octagon might be a little put out by comment but yes this is definitely another step in the right direction for Bolton and especially the long terms plans for a renaissance in the Town Centre. See you there.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: At last some original cultural entertainment in Bolton. I'll be going for sure.[/p][/quote]I think the Octagon might be a little put out by comment but yes this is definitely another step in the right direction for Bolton and especially the long terms plans for a renaissance in the Town Centre. See you there. BlackrodBoy
  • Score: 4

9:07am Thu 28 Aug 14

Chrome1 says...

BlackrodBoy wrote:
Chrome1 wrote:
At last some original cultural entertainment in Bolton. I'll be going for sure.
I think the Octagon might be a little put out by comment but yes this is definitely another step in the right direction for Bolton and especially the long terms plans for a renaissance in the Town Centre. See you there.
Pardon me, you're right I should have been a bit more selective with my words. See you there buddy.
[quote][p][bold]BlackrodBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: At last some original cultural entertainment in Bolton. I'll be going for sure.[/p][/quote]I think the Octagon might be a little put out by comment but yes this is definitely another step in the right direction for Bolton and especially the long terms plans for a renaissance in the Town Centre. See you there.[/p][/quote]Pardon me, you're right I should have been a bit more selective with my words. See you there buddy. Chrome1
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Lancashire always says...

What a load of d list rubbish ! i thought you meant well made classics you know Citizen Cane` Rebecca and such like you can watch this drivel on the cable channels from 3.30 am !!
What a load of d list rubbish ! i thought you meant well made classics you know Citizen Cane` Rebecca and such like you can watch this drivel on the cable channels from 3.30 am !! Lancashire always
  • Score: -5

1:49pm Thu 28 Aug 14

nigella farrage says...

Congratulations on them winning the grants.

Showing some decent modern classics will help with the evening economy, for sure and a definite step in the right direction.

But wasn't theer something similar about 18 months to 2 years ago and films shown in an empty unit in St Andrews Court?
Congratulations on them winning the grants. Showing some decent modern classics will help with the evening economy, for sure and a definite step in the right direction. But wasn't theer something similar about 18 months to 2 years ago and films shown in an empty unit in St Andrews Court? nigella farrage
  • Score: 3

10:53am Fri 29 Aug 14

Cinebox says...

Lancashire Always, its a shame you're not interested in the films mentioned in the article though there are more to be announced, but we're always looking for film suggestions so feel free to tell us what you'd like to see via our facebook page-CineboxBolton.

Nigella - Cinebox did run some screenings at the Melting Pot cafe in St Andrews court last year, maybe that's what you were thinking of? Unfortunately the cafe shut down so we lost the venue but we've a great new location at Commerce House and we hope to see you there along with Chrome1 and Blackrodboy. Thanks for the comments.
Lancashire Always, its a shame you're not interested in the films mentioned in the article though there are more to be announced, but we're always looking for film suggestions so feel free to tell us what you'd like to see via our facebook page-CineboxBolton. Nigella - Cinebox did run some screenings at the Melting Pot cafe in St Andrews court last year, maybe that's what you were thinking of? Unfortunately the cafe shut down so we lost the venue but we've a great new location at Commerce House and we hope to see you there along with Chrome1 and Blackrodboy. Thanks for the comments. Cinebox
  • Score: 3

11:23am Fri 29 Aug 14

BlackrodBoy says...

Cinebox wrote:
Lancashire Always, its a shame you're not interested in the films mentioned in the article though there are more to be announced, but we're always looking for film suggestions so feel free to tell us what you'd like to see via our facebook page-CineboxBolton.

Nigella - Cinebox did run some screenings at the Melting Pot cafe in St Andrews court last year, maybe that's what you were thinking of? Unfortunately the cafe shut down so we lost the venue but we've a great new location at Commerce House and we hope to see you there along with Chrome1 and Blackrodboy. Thanks for the comments.
Can the Facebook-eschewing order tickets?
[quote][p][bold]Cinebox[/bold] wrote: Lancashire Always, its a shame you're not interested in the films mentioned in the article though there are more to be announced, but we're always looking for film suggestions so feel free to tell us what you'd like to see via our facebook page-CineboxBolton. Nigella - Cinebox did run some screenings at the Melting Pot cafe in St Andrews court last year, maybe that's what you were thinking of? Unfortunately the cafe shut down so we lost the venue but we've a great new location at Commerce House and we hope to see you there along with Chrome1 and Blackrodboy. Thanks for the comments.[/p][/quote]Can the Facebook-eschewing order tickets? BlackrodBoy
  • Score: 0

11:32am Fri 29 Aug 14

Cinebox says...

Hi Blackrodboy, you can get tickets here

https://www.wegottic
kets.com/event/28338
2

Hope to see you there!
Hi Blackrodboy, you can get tickets here https://www.wegottic kets.com/event/28338 2 Hope to see you there! Cinebox
  • Score: 3

11:35am Fri 29 Aug 14

Cinebox says...

Not sure why the link has gone like that.
If you go to wegottickets and type Cinebox into the search engine or event number 283382 it will come up. You can also pay on the door.
Not sure why the link has gone like that. If you go to wegottickets and type Cinebox into the search engine or event number 283382 it will come up. You can also pay on the door. Cinebox
  • Score: 2
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