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SAVE THE CINEMA (12a)

Thursday 24th February    

Starring: Samantha Morton, Tom Felton, Jonathan Pryce & Rhod Gilbert
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 115 minutes

SAVE THE CINEMA  at the Festival Drayton Centre

Inspired by the extraordinary real-life events sparked by tenacious hairdresser Liz Evans, Save The Cinema illustrates how the resolve of a small Welsh town, inspired by the magic of cinema, was able to bring Tinseltown to their doorstep.

 

The sleepy town of Carmarthen in Wales is not exactly the first place to spring to mind when thinking of Hollywood blockbusters. But this changed in 1993 when the town council made the unwelcome announcement that The Lyric Theatre – the town’s much-loved but financially stricken cinema – would be demolished so a shopping centre could be built in its place.  


It’s down to Liz Evans, hairdresser and linchpin to the local community, to stand up for the ailing cinema and stop the bulldozers. As she and her friends barricade themselves in the theatre, she reaches out to postman turned town councillor Richard for help - and they come up with a grand plan.  


To revitalise the cinema and stop the council taking the heart of the community away, a desperate Liz persuades Richard to write to Hollywood to ask for a helping hand. One late night phone call later and one of Hollywood’s most legendary filmmakers throws The Lyric a monster-sized lifeline and a premiere Carmarthen will never forget. But will this be enough to save The Lyric?  

 

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Ticket Prices
Adult £6.00
Child (under 12) £5.00
Friends £5.50
Event Details
Thursday 24th February   7:30pm
   
   
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