Introducing the Winter Gardens Film Festival
Showcasing the best of modern and classic black and white film in the spectacular historic setting of Blackpool Winter Gardens.
The programme for 2020 will be varied, taking in a range of genres from classic musical, comedy, horror, silent classics and contemporary comedy, along with a range of event cinema, workshops, talks, live music and performance.
The main screenings take place in the magnificent Opera House, opened by Jessie Matthews and Sonny Hale in 1939 as one of the most luxurious and sophisticated combination theatres and super cinemas of the pre-war period. There will also be screenings in the Grand Foyer as well as talks and exhibitions in the other Opera House rooms.
Friday and Saturday focus on Black and White films, while Sunday’s and (for 2020) Monday’s programme is based on the theme music and dance on film.
Dates for 2020:
The main festival will take place on:
Sunday 24, and
Monday 25 May 2020
Please note that this is a Bank Holiday weekend.
The festival will take place at the same time as Blackpool Dance Festival which has been held in the world famous Empress Ballroom since 1920.