Junior offshoot of Town Cinema opens with Frozen
The joys of the Saturday matinee is set to reach Stalybridge Town Cinema. At its usual venue (Judge’s Bar), the Walt Disney smash hit Frozen will be shown on the 28 November 2015.
Since its cinematic release broke box office records, it has been a phenomenon. It has broken DVD and Bluray sales records; the amount of spin-off merchandise is nothing short of incredible. You can even get Frozen merchandise in Poundworld these days – testament to the 2013 film’s popularity. Over 1 million people saw the film on one of Sky’s movie channels on Christmas Day. Of late, no Christmas lights switch-on has been complete without an Elsa lookalike standing by the button.
The film is inspired by the fairy tale of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. It is centred around Elsa, Princess of Arendelle, who possesses cryokinetic powers. This means she could turn Huddersfield Narrow Canal into ice, or turn Wild Bank into a snowy mountain (supposing it was set in Stalybridge of course). There is a coronation, a marriage, and a snowman named Olaf.
The joy – or bane – of anyone who has seen Frozen is its soundtrack. Especially the main song Let It Go, which won an award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Tickets for Saturday’s matinee showing will be £4.00 all round. The bar will also be open for the sale of hot and cold soft drinks. Popcorn and ice cream at the usual (lower than the local multiplex) prices.
Stalybridge lights switch-on
Following the matinee presentation of Frozen, this Saturday also sees the switch-on of Stalybridge’s Christmas lights. The film will finish in good enough time to let you find a suitable spot. The switch-on commences at 5pm; guests to be arranged (though don’t be surprised if Elsa or Olaf is present).
Please note that during to the Christmas lights switch-on, all buses may be diverted away from Armentieres Square. Therefore, your nearest stop may be the Town Hall Remains/War Memorials.
Tickets priced at £4.00 for all classes.
Stalybridge Town Cinema:
8 Corporation Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 2BN.
- Ticket Sales: available via http://www.stalybridgetown.com, on the night at the door, or from local shops;
- Buses: most services stop at Armentieres Square nearby. Please note on Saturday daytimes, there is no journeys on the 408 service. However, you also have the joy of the 353 and 354 services (till 1800 hours) to Dobcross and Denshaw which call at the bus station (5 – 7 minutes walk along Market Street, Melbourne Street and Corporation Street). Before 1800 hours, the 236 and 387 services continue to Glossop or Hyde via Mottram Road;
- Trains: Stalybridge railway station is 10 – 12 minutes walk (Market Street, Melbourne Street and Corporation Street). Please note that rail replacement buses may be in operation due to engineering works;
- Taxis: Swift Radio Cars is the nearest taxi office to Judge’s Bar.
Frozen (cert. ‘U’), will be shown on the 28 November 2015, starting at 2.00 pm.
S.V., 23 September 2015.