Film Night 2017

Friday 17th March at 7.00pm
Tickets £3 including light refreshments

We are holding another of our popular series of film evenings showing locally shot movies of Southport in days gone by.

Everyone is welcome. But do please get in touch quickly to avoid disappointment as we can only accommodate around 70 people and tickets have sold out fast previously.

We’ll be taking you down memory lane with shots of landmarks and events that no longer exist like the open-air Sea Bathing Lake, packed with swimmers, the “English Rose” bathing beauty contests, wrestling entertainment at the Floral Hall, kiddies Happiland, Pleasureland’s traditional Cyclone and Southport Zoo.

The programme opens with “Strolling in Southport”, followed by “Crossens in the past” which features many local, historic black and white stills of our village, it’s shops, businesses and people. The first half will close with “Southport in 1958”, a Council publicity film featuring commentary by the legendery BBC commentator Alvar Liddel.

This will be followed by the interval and refreshments.

The second half starts with “Local Events” a series of local images and footage from 1911 to 1977, including early aviation, lifeboat (Formby was the first lifeboat station in the country). Lancashire Cotton Queen, the 1927 Flower show, our red-and-cream buses, sea bathing lake, Red Rum Freedom of the Borough visit, and many more.

The next film was made in 1947, and features visitors from Yorkshire exploring Southport on a day out before a Southport v Bradford football match.

Finally we will sign off with a fun musical finish Spike Jones and his City Slickers shot by Southport moviemakers.

The Old Library, Rufford Road Recreation Ground Tickets are just £3 each available from Steve Jowett 227507 or 07931 520219 Or Mrs Elaine Price 01704 225884.