DEWSBURY’S new traditional-style cinema is proving a terrifying success.
January is Monster Month at the New Picture House based in Yorkshire House, opposite Dewsbury Bus Station. Last Friday the winter season kicked off with Trollhunter and the next scary classic Night Of The Hunter will be show on Sunday January 27.
Cinema volunteer Keith Hendry said: "Both films can be seen as dark, adult fairy tales. The villains are the kind of bogeymen we all feared in childhood. Although poles apart, both are equally terrifying." Two more screenings will be held in both February and March, with an extra ‘members’ selection’ chosen by the cinema’s patrons.
Keith added: "We were delighted with the success of our Christmas screenings. It’s A Wonderful Life sold out in advance. The support we’ve received has been phenomenal and we really want to thank everyone who has believed in the project. We decided to hold two screenings per month because we didn’t want anyone to miss out," said Keith. "Each month will have its own theme, as will the festival, which we’ll reveal nearer the time.
"We’ll also have more announcements soon, including improvements to the cinema itself, new projects on the horizon and collaborations. It’s a very exciting time for us."
The New Picture House, opened in October, is a not-for-profit organisation and is run solely by volunteers. The 50-seat cinema is based on the third floor of Yorkshire House in South Street, Dewsbury. Tickets are £4 per film, £3 concessions or £20 for the seven films in the 2013 Winter Season.
For more information, memberships and details visit the cinema website at: www.newpicturehouse.com