Cinema success could mean more movies in Bexhill
EARLY success of the De La Warr Pavilion’s new cinema season means film could once again become a permanent feature in Bexhill.
More than 200 attended the screening of award winner Argo and advance tickets have been snapped up for next week’s showing of Skyfall.
DLWP curator David Rhodes is delighted by the response to Cinema Nights which promises must-see films ranging from blockbusters to cult classics such as Mad Max, the personal choice of artist Shaun Gladwell. Coming up is Quadrophenia and last year’s run-away hit The Artist.
David commented: “The launch of our new film programme with Argo was a great success and we sold over 230 tickets. With this level of support from our local audiences it is a very real possibility that this can become a regular part of what we do in the future. The feedback on the night from the film-goers was very positive. Our next film screening of Skyfall on Thursday March 28 has already sold 120 advance tickets and so we are expecting another very busy evening here at the Pavilion.”
He added: “The one film in the programme that I particularly love is Untouchable. It is a story of a wealthy French paraplegic who employs a young black man with a history of crime to look after him. The film is moving and funny without being sentimental, and I think that it has one of the great opening sequences of all time. It’s a French film with subtitles but don’t let that put you off.” Untouchable is on Thursday April 3. Councillor Charlie Clark, who put concerns about “the People’s Palace” to DLWP director Stewart Drew on behalf of residents, welcomed the move and “definitely” felt there should be a place for regular film showing in town. He added: “I am quite pleased with the DLWP...maybe they are starting to listen. People have to vote with their feet so if they want a facility they have got to support it.”
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