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Bourne Town Hall cinema dates and times for summer holidays 2019

A former courtroom is to take on a new guise next week when it opens as a ‘pop up’ cinema.

The upstairs room at Bourne Town Hall was a magistrates’ court until 11 years ago - on Thursday it will be home to Dumbo (PG) from 2pm, and from 7pm it will resonate to the sounds of The Greatest Showman.

There are six films being shown:

Films on show at the town hall this summer
Films on show at the town hall this summer

Thursday July 25

2pm - Dumbo (PG)

7pm - The Greatest Showman (PG)

Friday July 26

2pm - Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

7pm - Stan and Ollie (PG)

Saturday July 27

2pm - Mary Poppins Returns (U)

7pm - Rush (15)

Bourne Town Hall cinema
Bourne Town Hall cinema

Charles Houseago, Chairman of the Bourne Town Hall Trust, said: “To celebrate the start of the summer holidays, we have selected films that will appeal to the whole family, including the formula one film ‘Rush’, telling the gripping story of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, which highlights scenes from BRM in Bourne.

“Soft drinks, and of course popcorn and ice-cream, will be available in the ‘Shambles’, and the bar will be open for the evening screenings, so we’re encouraging people to arrive early.”

The court room will be transformed for the shows, with blackout screens covering the windows and walls, and the ‘big screen’, projector and sound system being hired from the company which supplied equipment for the outdoor cinema events in Burghley Park near Stamford.

The pop up cinema follows the reopening of the ground floor ‘Shambles’ as an events space for music and social gatherings.

Proceeds from events will contribute towards the restoration of the entire building and its conversion into a community arts centre.

The aim is to eventually renovate the entire town hall building, including recreating the clock tower which burned down in 1933. Many of the building’s classical Georgian features are also being restored.

Along with grant funding, plus donations from community groups and businesses, the estimated cost of the project is £1.5m.

For more information and to purchase cinema tickets priced £5.98 each, people can visit the website and click on the ‘events’ section.

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