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Cinema in Northallerton this week

[Monday 02 November 2009]

Northallerton becomes the venue for a cinema again this week.

Two films will play at the Hambleton Forum on Friday November 6 - as part of the ‘First Friday’ cinema programme.

First up at 5.30pm is ‘Coraline’ (PG) – Based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, a young girl (Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this life is strangely similar to her real life – only much better. When this wonderful off-kilter, fantastic adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family.

At 7.30pm it’s ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’ (15) – A sleazy Hollywood agent tricks one of his clients, a faded action star, into playing Shakespear’s King Lear in an amateur charity production in England. It’s not until he arrives in England for the first day’s rehearsal that the great Jefferson Steel realises the Stratford Players aren’t based in Stratford Upon Avon but in a converted barn on a pig farm in a small Sussex village. Unsurprisingly Steel takes exception to his humble digs and an overbearing landlady who can’t tell a non-fat latte from an egg white omelette. Starring Burt Reynolds, Imelda Staunton, Samantha Bond, Derek Jacobi.

The First Friday Cinema programme – run in partnership with Northallerton Rotary Club – sees two recent films shown on the first Friday of every month at the Hambleton Forum.

Tickets for each showing cost £3 and can be purchased on the door.

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