Yorkshire made film The Runaways hits the big screen in Wetherby
YORKSHIRE made film The Runaways has hit the big screen with cinema showings taking place in Wetherby.
Filmed in Whitby, Scarborough and the North York Moors, the landscape is as much a star of the show as the cast – stars of Yorkshire film classics The Full Monty, actors Mark Addy and Steve Huison, plus Brassed Off's Tara Fitzgerald.
Ex Coronation Street bad boy Lee Boardman and 22-year-old BAFTA award winning actress Molly Windsor also star.
The Runaways, a dark, haunting but uplifting tale – with memorable laugh out loud moments – is the story of three siblings, played by Molly, Rhys Connah and Macy Shackelton, on the run from social services... with the family's seaside holiday donkey business.
BOOK TICKETS: For dates, times and booking to see it at Wetherby Film Theatre, Crossley St, Wetherby LS22 6RT, showing Saturday to Monday, February 22 to 24, Thursday, February 27; Monday, March 2; Wednesday and Thursday, March 4 and 5, visit www.wetherbyfilmtheatre.com.
It is also being screened a Ilkley Cinema, 46a Leeds Road, Ilkley, LS29 8DP, from Friday to Wednesday, February 21 to 26, visit www.ilkleycinema.co.uk.
The independent film, from Slackjaw Films and Westcliff Productions, is the debut feature from director Richard Heap, who is a co-producer of the film with Sheffield's own Mark Thomas and Mario Roberto.
On set Yorkshire based Addy said it was “Lovely to be on home ground, and showing Yorkshire off to the rest of the world”.
The Runaways got rave reviews when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival last May and there have been other local showings but its latest scheduled cinema run is likely to be the last chance to see it again on the big screen.
The film is being shown at selected cinemas around the country including the Keswick Film Festival, at Alhambra Cinema, February 27 – for details visit www.keswickfilmclub.org.