First Birthday Celebrations for Community Cinema
Screening of To Have and Have Not (PG)
Friday 28 September
Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7:30 pm
At The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake
Live music; Pyjama crèche; Licensed bar and homemade snacks
Tickets cost £5, available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk;
From Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road; or on the door on the night
Hoylake Community Cinema celebrates its first birthday this month with the screening of To Have and Have Not, a “screen classic” starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. As part of the celebrations there will be live music in the bar before and after the film featuring some of the songs by Hoagy Carmichael, and a free glass of wine for everyone on arrival.
To Have and Have Not is set in the summer of 1940 on the island of Martinique shortly after the fall of France. Harry Morgan (Bogart) and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie (Brennan), are based on the island and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the Second World War is happening around them business is not what it could be, and after a customer who owes them a large sum of money fails to pay they are forced, against their better judgement, to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job working for the Resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie “Slim” Browning (Bacall), a Resistance sympathiser and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days.
Hoylake Village Life (HVL) Treasurer, Chris Moore, said “It’s been a very successful year for Hoylake Community Cinema. Our first film, Nowhere Boy, played to an almost full house and audience numbers have remained steady over the year. Last year’s family Christmas special, It’s a Wonderful Life, was a sell-out. It’s always challenging to start something new, but we have proved that there is a need for a cinema in Hoylake.”
HVL have now announced the 2012‒13 Schedule, which includes North by Northwest, Kes, Some Like It Hot, Jaws, and Metropolis. The family Christmas special this year will be a double bill: The Snowman, followed after a short break by Miracle on 34th Street.
Tickets for To Have and Have Not cost £5 and are available from gift shop Urbane, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre; on the door on the night; and online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk. Doors open at 6.30 pm; the film starts at 7.30 pm. There is now a pyjama crèche where parents can leave their children in the care of CRB-checked childminders. Various activities will be provided to keep children occupied. Parents can either collect their children after the film or stay on and relax in the bar. A charge of £5 per child is made for the crèche. There is a licensed bar selling homemade snacks, and a quiz after the film with prizes for the winner and runner-up. Hoylake Community Centre has full disabled access and is induction loop enabled for the hard of hearing.