Sell-out crowds make outdoor cinema screenings big success

Wednesday, 6th August 2014

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.”

Image of the outdoor cinema in Tamworth castle grounds

Image of the outdoor cinema in Tamworth castle grounds

Image of the outdoor cinema in Tamworth castle grounds

Image of the outdoor cinema in Tamworth castle grounds