Introducing the Winter Gardens Film Festival

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Showcasing the best of modern and classic black and white film in the spectacular historic setting of Blackpool Winter Gardens.

The programme for 2017 is varied, taking in a range of genres from classic musical, comedy, horror, silent classics and contemporary comedy, along with a range of event cinema and new for 2017, a film competition.

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.

The festival is a partnership project between the Winter Gardens Trust and Aunty Social CIC. 2017 will be its 3rd year, and introduces a short films competition to the programme.


Dates for 2017:

The main festival will take place on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February.