Drinks marked the start of weekend film delights

Winter Gardens film festival.'L-R Judi Brown, Wendy Stevenson and Pat Hayes.
Winter Gardens film festival.'L-R Judi Brown, Wendy Stevenson and Pat Hayes.
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Guests enjoyed a drinks reception to mark the launch of the recent Winter Gardens Film Festival.

The weekend included screenings of classic and contemporary movies – including musicals, spoof horror, silent classics and contemporary comedy, to cater for all tastes.

John and Alison Harrison

John and Alison Harrison

The three-day celluloid celebration opened with a drinks reception and launch party, as well as a gala screening of 1933 film 42nd Street.

The 1934 production Sing As We Go!, starring Gracie Fields and set in Blackpool, was also among the highlights, along with a cinema in the dark performance of Carnival Of The Souls, followed by a full screening of the film by candlelight.

Mick Grewcock, Andy Mitchell and Nick Entwistle.

Mick Grewcock, Andy Mitchell and Nick Entwistle.

Pam Potter, Angela Potter and Donna Heap.

Pam Potter, Angela Potter and Donna Heap.

Roy Lewis, Marjorie Nye and David Owen.

Roy Lewis, Marjorie Nye and David Owen.

Andy Brown, Glenn Carrington, Dr Antony Oswin and Will Cole.

Andy Brown, Glenn Carrington, Dr Antony Oswin and Will Cole.