Forget about the woes of the world at Feckenham's old fashioned cinema

‘TIS the season to be jolly – and to forget about the woes of the world – and what better to help wash your troubles away than a couple of good old fashioned movies shown on the giant screen at a good old fashioned cinema.

People are being encouraged to abandon the cold turkey, the limp mistletoe and the wilting tree and hop aboard The FeckenOdeon’s annual Christmas Special which arrives at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 28.

There will be two colourful and carefree classics, both been given a digital spruce up so will look great on the big screen.

The show opens with an example of community action – The Big Society way ahead of its time.

In The Titfield Thunderbolt (U) The villagers of Titfield go head to head with Dr Beeching in a story which sees residents’ fight to keep their railway.

It’s British comedy at its best - though there’s a grain of truth in there. Stanley Holloway and John Gregson lead the charge of a galaxy of British characters in this Technicolor delight.

The main feature, To Catch a Thief, is set amid the glamour of the French Riviera.

Appropriate considering that one of the stars is Grace Kelly - who ended up living there as Princess Grace.

Cary Grant joins her in this stylish caper about jewel robberies and daring escapes.

Colourful and captivating with just that edge of tension - it was, after all, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

A spokesman from The FeckenOdeon Cinema said: "Every month a band of volunteers sets about a major transformation at Feckenham Village Hall.

"Things roll out of concealed boxes in the ceiling, things are hooked on the wall and things are unfolded – it’s a polished routine that’s been happening since 2001 and the result is a proper cinema - complete with giant screen, plush seats, HD Digital projection, surround sound and an atmosphere that’s the envy of many modern cinemas."

Tickets for the event cost £5 and are available at The Rose & Crown and The Village Shop in Feckenham, or by calling 0844 8700 887.

To buy online or for more information about the FeckenOdeon, visit the society’s website


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