May events at Leyburn Arts and Community Centre Cinema

This is lots planned for Leyburn Arts and Community Centre’s Cinema next month.

As part of the continuing Exploring Film series, the documentary Alan Hinkes: The First Briton to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains will be screened on Tuesday May 1 at 7pm.

This film by acclaimed outdoor film maker and photographer, Terry Abrahams, shows footage of Northallerton-born Alan from Yorkshire to Nepal and includes summit video from his successful mission to become the first – and only – British mountaineer to climb all the world’s 8000m peaks. Tickets£6/£5.

Later in the month the cinema is again taking part in the 2018 Yorkshire Silent Film Festival.

Now in its third year, the festival takes place over three weeks in May with film screenings in theatres, independent cinemas, community centres etc across Yorkshire.

At its heart is the craft of the improvising musician, providing live incidental music to films just as musicians did in cinema’s early days.

On Tuesday, May 22 at 2.15pm the 1928 drama Beggars of Life will be screened starring Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks and Richard Arlen.

The second film, on Friday 25 May at 6.30pm, will be the 1928 swashbuckling adventure The Mark of Zorro (one of the inspirations for the fictional superhero, Batman) starring Douglas Fairbanks, Noah Berry and Marguerite de la Motte. Both films will be accompanied by Festival musicians.

Price £7, including refreshments.

Bookings: admin@leyburnartscentre.com or 01969 624510