A SERIES of big-screen heritage film nights are to take place at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre.

The Colne venue showed old films of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal as part of a special event last year. One of the people involved with that project was Martin Cleaver, from Foulridge Canal Cruises.

He has now teamed up with the theatre, in New Market Street, to compile a programme of classic and factual films to be showed this year.

He said: “To project these films in the 100-year-old Edwardian atmosphere of the Hippodrome makes the night even more special.

“This is the last year that cinemas are able to get new films in 35mm format and by the end of the year cinemas will be digital, and although the end of an era for film, digital quality and sound is outstanding.”

The first event takes place on Saturday, April 5, from 7.30pm, and the theme will be ‘Railway’.

The main film will be The Titfield Thunderbolt, first shown in cinema’s in 1953 starring Stanley Holloway, with historic factual films on the railways. Tickets £5.