Cinema classics will continue to be shown at heritage centre

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Following the success of the festive film screenings at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre in Motherwell, matinees will continue at 2pm each day until the Cinemania exhibition closes on January 27.

More than 2,000 people have visited the exhibition since it opened it November, and last month many enjoyed showings of some Christmas classics including A Christmas Carol, Miracle of 34th Street and White Christmas.

Learning and access officer Gillian Brogan said: “We had over a thousand visitors to the centre during December and the matinee film screenings of classic Christmas films really hit the spot for that extra festive feel.

“To help beat the January gloom, we have decided to run a further programme of mixed classics at 2pm each afternoon.

“We’ll still be using a selection of former cinema seats from our historic collection of cinema artefacts, so it really adds to the atmosphere.

“However numbers in the exhibition are limited, so if planning to come in a larger group please give us a call and we make arrangements to suit.”

No particular days have been set aside for any film, but the centre will accommodate any special requests for a film which can be chosen from a wide selection of classic movies dating from the 1930s to the 1950s.

They are: Guys and Dolls (1955), starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Jean Simmons; Davy Crockett (1955) starring Fess Parker; 12 Angry Men (1957) starring Henry Fonda; Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) starring Alec Guiness and Dennis Price; The Horse Soldiers (1959) starring John Wayne and William Powell; Roman Holiday (1953) starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn; and The Thin Man (1934) starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

The Cinemania exhibition is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and admission is free.

To find out what films are planned for any day, or to make a request, call the centre on 01698 274590.