This year’s outdoor cinema screenings have been hailed as a ‘reel’ success after pulling in even bigger crowds than last year’s events.
Both showings were a complete sell-out, attracting a total of 1,500 people, who sang and danced along to the first film, and screamed along to the late-night showing.
The earlier showing saw the 1,100-strong audience transported to Rydell High School in 1950s America for all-time favourite Grease. Largenumbers of people got into the spirit of the event by dressing up as Pink Ladies and T-Birds, and there were also quite a few hen parties.
Then as midnight approached, it was the turn of a very different kind of film, with a showing of slasher horror classic, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which pulled in an audience of 400.
Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said: “The event was an absolute success and both shows completely sold out. Thanks to the popularity of the event, we can do this again next year.
“This is a great example of local people supporting the outdoor events programme and having a great evening. Have a look at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms website for more outdoor events which happen throughout the year.”