Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Mystery Film 29

Congratulations to Steve on the blog who spotted that last week's film was the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!

Not to be confused, of course, with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was a 2005 remake of Roald Dahl's classic story, this time starring Johnny Depp rather than Gene Wilder as the eccentric chocolate maker, Willy Wonka. There have been many adaptions of the story over the years for the stage as well; an opera called 'Golden Ticket', many stage plays and a West End musical based on the story is due to have its premiere in 2013.

What do you make of this week's film?

Answers in the usual ways please; blog, facebook or twitter. Happy guessing!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Mystery Film 28

Congratulations to Stephen on twitter who correctly spotted last week's film princess, Giselle, from Disney's Enchanted, poking up out of a New York storm drain.

Enchanted is the story of an animated Disney Princess who finds herself in the real world by means of an evil Queen and a magical well. As well as starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey in the lead roles, the film also features cameo parts for actresses who have played major roles in other Disney films, including the voices of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Ariel from the Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Cinderella and Mary Poppins.

Here's this week's film; what do you make of it?

Guesses in the usual way, please; on facebook, twitter or the blog.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Mystery Film 27

Congratulations to those who spotted last week's animal film, the animated Dreamwork's film Madagascar.

The 2005 animated comedy Madagascar is the first in a series of films about animals which escape from New York zoo and end up in 'the wild', a place they do not know how to cope with as they've spent all their lives so far being pampered in the zoo. The third film, Escape from Europe, has just been released in cinemas. The films star some famous voice talents, including David Schwimmer (Friends), Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G/Borat).

Can you tell what this week's mystery film is?

Good luck! Answers via the blog, facebook or twitter as usual.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

It's a sign...

If you live in Tenbury, you'll have seen the arrival of the new REGAL sign yesterday afternoon. We're rather excited about it, and think it looks pretty fabulous!

In case you're not a Tenbury native, we've got a couple of photos here for you, so you can see what everyone in town can see.

Firstly, this is the cinema without the sign. You can just see it leaning against the building behind the bus stop - it had just arrived at this point.

Next, the sign wrapped in bubblewrap on the floor, ready to be mounted.

And finally, the cinema with new sign attached!

Expect more photos of this later when the rain stops... We're rather excited about having our new sign in place, in case you couldn't tell!

So, what do you think of our new front? It's almost finished... a few more lights to be attached, but nearly there! We can't wait to take some photos in the dark with them all switched on...

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Mystery Film 26

Congratulations to those who recognised last week's film as The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn. Half marks to those who recognised the people's outlaw but guessed at the wrong film; there have certainly been plenty of films with Robin Hood as the title character!

Filmed mostly on location in California, this 1938 classic film probably paints a sunnier picture of medieval England than was probable. Despite that, its swashbuckling take on the English legend have made it a popular family favourite across the years. Archery is obviously a staple of any Robin Hood story, and this was also true of Adventures. To simulate the people who were shot by archers in the film, extras and stuntmen were paid $150 per arrow to be shot at whilst wearing special padded suits.

Do you recognise this week's film?

Answers in the usual way; comments here on the blog, on facebook or via twitter.

Good luck! 

Friday, 1 June 2012

Re-opening Announcements

We're very excited to announce that details of all of our opening events are now available right here on the blog, in our opening events tab. You can find that at the top of the page, or just click here:

If you've got any questions about any of the opening events, please get in touch and we'll be happy to answer them.

Otherwise, we hope to see you in the summer!