Reels rolling for Maidenhead at the Movies

Reels rolling for Maidenhead at the Movies


Luke Matthews

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Reels rolling for Maidenhead at the Movies

The curtain will be raised on Maidenhead at the Movies tomorrow as the three-day film festival returns to Kidwells Park.

The free event, which began in 2008, is back following a break last year when Olympic coverage was streamed on the big screen.

Movies will be shown three times a day, beginning tomorrow morning and running until Sunday evening.

Film fans will also be able to enjoy fairground rides.

Chairs are available to rent for those who do not bring their own at a cost of £1 - with all proceeds going to the Rotary Club of Maidenhead.

"We started it because it's something different for Maidenhead and it gives local people something to do during the summer holidays," said town manager and event organiser Steph James.

"Previous years have been really successful. We have had two years in a row where we showed Mamma Mia and people were up singing and dancing along."

Hit musical Grease is on offer this year for those who enjoy a sing-along and films for children are shown each afternoon.

"We show cartoons earlier on in the day, which prove just as popular with the adults as they do the children," added Steph.

"It’s three days of free films, so turn up, grab a patch of grass, set up your picnic and get your chairs out."

"It's not something you ever get to do so come along."

Pick up a copy of today's Advertiser to claim a free bag of popcorn. See page 17 for details.


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