Theatr Colwyn in Colwyn Bay is doing something a little different for its showing of Dad’s Army during the town’s Forties Festival, those wanting to see the film on the 17th April can pay for their tickets with tins of food instead.

The TINNED goods for cinema tickets system is  being offered at a Conwy cinema where the special film screening is being held.

So instead of of taking you cash to the cinema to buy a ticket all you need is take a tin of food with you and donate the tin or tins of food in aid of the Conwy Food Bank.

If you really want to make the screening of the film even more fun then cinemagoers to Theatr Colwyn have are also being invited to step back in time and dress up in their 1940s clothes for the event, after all it is the town’s very popular Forties Festival.

“We would like people to come in and get their tickets and drop off their tins and the tins should be in date. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accept perishables and packages.

“Anyone who presents at the box office with a genuine ration book will get a free cup of tea! We will be taking a picture of the assembled audience before the film to remember this special occasion.” Phil Batty, manager of Theatr Colwyn which is the oldest working cinema in the UK.

There will also be a collection on the evening in aid of Change Step, a peer and mentoring advice service for military veterans.

More information about the screening will be available during the festival weekend from the Theatr Colwyn stall on April 16 and 17 and tickets are available from Theatr Colwyn on April 16, which is also the collection point for all tinned goods.

Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult and the film starts 7pm.

How often do you get the chance to see a film for the price of a tin of food? This is a great way to not only help with the food bank, but you’ll be seeing a great film by doing so. Let us know if you will be going and also if you will be taking part in the Forties Festival we would love to hear your thoughts.

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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