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Another full house for Stalybridge Town Cinema

Following the success of Brassed Off at the Stalybridge Town Cinema within Judge’s Bar, the recently opened cinema has repeated its previous success. This time, a full house is expected for the cinema’s showing of The Full Monty.

Based on the theatrical play entitled Ladies Night, The Full Monty sees six unemployed steelworkers turn to Sheffield’s equivalent of The Chippendales. The main character Gaz Schofield (played by Robert Carlyle) is afflicted both by unemployment and lack of access to his son, Nathan.

His fellows include Dave, obsessed with losing weight though with little self confidence (played by Mark Addy); Horse (Paul Barber, also known as Denzil in Only Fools and Horses); Gerald, his former boss (Tom Wilkinson); Barry (Paul Butterworth); Lomper (William Snape) and Guy (Hugo Speer). As well as the male leads, there is strong performances from Lesley Sharp (Dave’s wife, Jean), and Emily Woof (Gaz’s wife, Mandy).

With the male leads stifled by the shortcomings of the local labour market, the gamut of Jobclub and being skint sees them doing their own thing. All aspects of real life is there as well as their entrepreneurial leanings. That of children trying to see both parents. The inevitability of death, finding a job, and honest graft.

The second film at the Stalybridge Town Cinema also continues the brass band theme with Stocksbridge Band making a cameo appearance. Given Stalybridge’s steel heritage and the determination of its small businesses, an appropriate second film.

Next month’s film

Bookings are being taken for Rita, Sue and Bob Too, which will be shown on the 22 September 2015. As with previous showings, this too will be a 7.30pm start. The film is set in a run-down suburb of Bradford and is based on the stage play with the same title (both written by the late Andrea Dunbar).

As with this coming Tuesday’s showing, this too isn’t going to clash with any of Stalybridge Celtic’s fixtures. (There is no more midweek fixtures planned between now and the 22 September).

Useful Information

Tickets priced at £4.00 for all classes.

Stalybridge Town Cinema:
8 Corporation Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 2BN.

  • Ticket Sales: available via, on the night at the door, or from local shops;
  • Buses: most services stop at Armentieres Square nearby. 408 service terminates at bus station (5 – 7 minutes walk along Market Street, Melbourne Street and Corporation Street). No journeys on the 236, 387, 353 and 354 services after 1900 hours;
  • Trains: Stalybridge railway station is 10 – 12 minutes walk (Market Street, Melbourne Street and Corporation Street);
  • Taxis: Swift Radio Cars is the nearest taxi office to Judge’s Bar.

S.V., 22 August 2015.


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