Leyburn Arts and Community Centre to hold first film festival

With its fourth anniversary approaching, Leyburn Arts and Community Centre will be holding its first ever film festival in October.

Celebrating cinema in its many forms, seven different films will be shown over two days on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, at The Old School House, Richmond Road.

The films range from a trio of Laurel and Hardy Silents with piano accompaniment by Jonathan Best, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival Producer, to the daring and unforgettable Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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The programme also includes a screening of a National Theatre Live recording of the Railway Children, originally performed at York’s Railway Museum. Other features include the classic movie-musical High Society, an early Johnny Depp film and a biopic about the life of the legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.

The two regular Friday screenings have been retained when the acclaimed feel-good black comedy, A Man Called Ove, will be shown. Hopefully there will be something for everyone to enjoy over this half-term weekend.

The licensed cafe bar will be open from 9.30am each morning when bacon butties will be on offer before the first film starts at 10.30am. Light lunches, afternoon teas and hot suppers will be available throughout both days, served before and after each film.

Full details and timings of all the films to be shown are on the LACC website and Festival Flyer. Tickets prices are £5 for one film and the bargain price of £2.50 for subsequent films booked at the same time.

Children under 12 go free when accompanied by an adult. Call 01969 624510 to book or email admin@oldschoolhouseleyburn.com.

Organisers have thanked event sponsors Sanderson and Co, County Kitchens, The Jonas Centre, Dawn Clarkson Associates introducing their new company Wills and Estate Planning, and Thirteen’s Sarah and Michael McBride.