Cinema revives the classics for mature audiences

A CINEMA in Goole is to screen a series of classic films as part of its expanding programme for older audiences.

The cinema at The Junction, an arts centre in Paradise Place, has been running a monthly "silver screen" service for older people since November, and is now planning to feature movies from the golden era of film.

It will start with the screening on Wednesday February 2, of Breakfast at Tiffany's, the 1961 film starring George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn.

The Junction is one of only a handful of cinemas in the UK to be screening the re-release of the movie thanks to the British Film Institute, which is supplying the 35mm print of the historic movie.

Chris Williams, marketing officer at The Junction, said the screening would be poignant as the film's director, Blake Edwards – who also made Days of Wine and Roses and the Pink Panther films – died last month at the age of 88.

Mr Williams said: "We actually booked the film before Edwards passed away, but now it seems like a fitting tribute to this great director."

He added: "The silver screen scheme provides our older local residents with a low cost, easily accessible film screening, which takes place during daylight hours.

"We've listened to what this specific segment of our audience wants – they asked for classic old movies so we booked Breakfast at Tiffany's, which we think is going to go down really well with our more mature cinema-goers," he added.