Musical favourite Grease will be on screen at town’s first open-air cinema event

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: AT THE DRIVE IN: Grease – starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta – will be shown on a big screen at lkley Lido next month AT THE DRIVE IN: Grease – starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta – will be shown on a big screen at lkley Lido next month

The organisers of an open-air cinema are hoping their latest venture turns into the one everybody wants.

Nearly two years ago, the Friends of Ilkley Lido (FOIL) attempted to host a drive-in movie at the iconic Pool, but were thwarted at the last minute by a spate of technical issues.

But the group is trying again, this time with an open-air cinema event next month, and believes it could be the first of its kind in the district.

And FOIL is hoping fans of Grease will turn out in force in fancy dress and belt out some of the film’s most recognisable tunes to set the course for a regular feature at the landmark.

The film will be shown on Sunday, May 6, with people encouraged to bring deckchairs and blankets as well as bobby socks, leather jackets and their best blue jeans for a lido first.

Louise Miller, of FOIL, says it will be something a “little bit different” for the town and hopes it will prove to be the first of many open-air cinema events.

“We think it’s a first for Ilkley and we’ve never heard of anything like this before,” she said.

“We hope people will come along in fancy dress, as there will be a prize and come and belt out the songs.

“we’ve said for years Ilkley needs a cinema and we hope people will come along and support it and prove Ilkley should have a cinema.”

Popcorn, hotdogs and soft drinks will be on sale at the event at the site on Denton Road.

Tickets are available from FOIL or Ilkley Swimming Pool and cost £8 for adults, and £5 for students and children.

Doors open at 8pm, the fancy dress prizes will be awarded at 8.30pm and the film starts at 8.45pm.

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11:26am Wed 18 Apr 12

Yorkshire Lass says...

What a great original idea.
Good luck with the project and I feel sure it will be well attended.
What a great original idea. Good luck with the project and I feel sure it will be well attended. Yorkshire Lass
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12:46pm Wed 18 Apr 12

a reasonable sort of chap says...

"...people encouraged to bring deckchairs and blankets as well as bobby socks, leather jackets and their best blue jeans for a lido first."

...as well as swimming trunks and towels?
"...people encouraged to bring deckchairs and blankets as well as bobby socks, leather jackets and their best blue jeans for a lido first." ...as well as swimming trunks and towels? a reasonable sort of chap
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