The King’s Speech popular run extended
PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 February 2011
CLEVEDON’S independent cinema has seen some of its biggest audiences with the release of the Oscar-nominated film, The King’s Speech.
The movie chronicles King George VI’s struggle with his stammer as he is thrust into the limelight and crowned king of England.
His wife, Elizabeth, arranges for him to see an eccentric speech therapist, with whom he forms an unbreakable bond.
Starring Colin Firth, The King’s Speech (12A) has been showing at The Curzon Community Cinema since January 21.
With most shows selling out completely, people have been seen queuing around the block to see the film.
As a result, the Curzon has announced it is extending the run of the film until February 11.
Curzon director Gareth Negus said: “We always expected the film to be popular, but we’re getting the biggest queues we’ve seen at the Curzon since Mamma Mia in 2008.
“It’s become one of the films everyone has to see, and we’re seeing people who haven’t been to the Curzon for years, or who tell us they have never been but always meant to.
“The first seven days look likely to triple the number of tickets sold in an average week.”
Colin Firth has already picked up a Golden Globe for his performance and the film has also been nominated for 12 Oscars.
Following The Kings Speech at the Curzon, the film starring Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield, Never Let Me Go (12A) will be shown at the Clevedon cinema.
With some scenes filmed at the town’s seafront and Hill Road shopping area, local anticipation for the film has been running high.
To find out more about the films to be shown at the Curzon as well as viewing times visit www.curzon.org.uk or call 01275 871000.
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