Discount for films in Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 11:07 14 April 2011 | UPDATED: 11:18 14 April 2011


FILM fans aged over 60 will be able to catch another classic movie at a discounted rate thanks to The Curzon Community Cinema in Clevedon.

At 2pm on May 4 Billy Elliott will dance its way onto the big screen for a special showing to senior citizens from across North Somerset.

People living in NSHousing accommodation, at The Hawthorns retirement complex, and many others from across the district were asked to suggest the films they would like to see on the big screen.

Before Billy Elliott is shown there will be a short introduction as well as a chance to discuss the film over refreshments after the screening.

The movie, set against the background of the 1984 UK miners’ strike, centres on Billy discovering his unexpected talent for ballet dancing – much to the dismay of his family.

This hit film also sees top actress, Julie Walters, at her best as she takes on the role of Billy’s ballet teacher.

This is the third screening, thanks to grants, that is offered at a reduced cost of £3 per head, but advanced booking is recommended. Accompanying carers can also attend for free.

The discounted screenings are funded by Quartet Community Foundation and AgeUK.

AgeUK is offering a free ticket to one of the film screenings to the first 50 people to send in the answers to the following questions: Who plays the dancing teacher in Billy Elliot? Which year is the centenary year for the cinema in Clevedon? What in your view is the best film you have ever seen in a cinema?

Send answers with your full name and address to: Senior Screenings, Curzon Community Cinema, 46-48 Old Church Road, Clevedon, Somerset, BS21 6NN. For more details visit

Amazing Grace will be shown on June 6 and Kiss Me Kate on July 13.

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