Tom Kerridge and Chris Evans join the fun for pop-up cinema launch and late night shopping event

James Harrison

There sprinkling of movie magic in the air for this year's Late Night Shopping event in Marlow, which coincided with the premiere evening for celebrity chef Tom Kerridge's pop-up cinema.

The famous foodie and BBC Radio2 presenter Chris Evans rocked up to High Street venue in the old Assembly Rooms cafe, above the Steamer Trading Cook Shop in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Thursday.

And they were also joined by the Back to the Future DeLorean and a James Bond Aston Martin.

About 60 stalls, selling everything from clothes and Christmas decorations to food and drink were set up in the town centre, while dozens of shops extended their opening hours to take advantage of the crowds.

Estimates so far put the turnout at 5-6,000 - an impressive number considering the doubts raised in the weeks leading up to the event due to the closure of Marlow Bridge.

Speaking afterwards, Jo Braybrooke, secretary of the Marlow Chamber of Commerce and one of the organisers, said: "I'm told it was one of the best ever.

"It just all went really well and really smoothly and I think it was a very important evening for the town following the past few months.

"We had about 5-6,000 people realising Marlow is back open for business and we hope it's done some good."

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