MEDMBERS of staff at a Tamworth salon have been practising their hairdos ahead of next month’s outdoor cinema screening of popular musical film Hairspray in the Castle Grounds.
Stylists at Rage in King Street are planning to dress up for the event and are already getting into the spirit of the swinging sixties with the iconic beehive hairdo, as sported by the musical and film’s main character Tracy Turnblad.
Salon manager of three years, Fallon Hill, tried the classic retro style on model Emma Smith, who then hit the streets to spread the word about the summer evening screening on Saturday August 8.
Fallon said: “The Rage girls are really looking forward to the outdoor cinema showing of Hairspray and getting dressed up for the event. We always love helping to promote Tamworth and its events programme.”
Fancy dress is certainly encouraged for this year’s outdoor cinema event which is returning for a third summer following sell-out success in previous years.
This year audiences are invited to enjoy musical classic Hairspray (2007) and supernatural slasher horror A Nightmare on Elm Street, which will be shown back-to-back on a huge screen in the picturesque town centre park.
Singing and dancing will be the order of the day for the crowd-pleasing first film Hairspray, which will be shown at 9.15pm. The 2007 remake of the 1988 classic stars John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky and Queen Latifah and is one of the most commercially successful musical films of the last decade.
Crowds won’t be able to stop the beat as they are welcomed to the sixties for a romantic and funny story following the adventures of slightly overweight Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad as she auditions for a TV show. She soon discovers an unfair segregation between black and white dancers and embarks upon a battle to achieve equality, while keeping her all-important hairdo intact.
Hairspray is rated PG and has a running time of 117 minutes.
The late-night showing couldn’t be more different. Expect to be screaming along to the cult classic A Nightmare on Elm Street as the ultimate bogeyman Freddy Krueger terrorises a group of American teenagers by haunting their dreams; which turn to terrifying and horrific reality.
The 1984 film by Wes Craven was an instant box office success and has spawned a whole genre of films since. It is rated 18 and the 92-minute screening will begin just before midnight. ID may be requested. Headphones will be provided for A Nightmare on Elm Street, which will be a silent screening.
People are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment as tickets will not be available on the gate.
Anyone booking before July 31 can take advantage of an early bird discount price of £8 per screening. After that date tickets will cost £10 per screening.
Cinema-goers are invited to take warm blankets, seating and picnics, although food and drink will be on sale during both events, including a licensed bar. Gates open 15 minutes prior to each screening.
Tickets are available online at www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk, in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Corporation Street or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.