CLASSIC film Wuthering Heights, starring Laurence Olivier, is to have an atmospheric outdoor screening on Haworth Moor.

The 1939 film, starring Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Cathy, offers a shortened version of Emily Bronte’s novel but is widely considered a masterpiece of romantic cinema. Largely filmed in California, it was nominated for eight Oscars, and won for Best Cinematography.

The much-loved film will be screened at Penistone Hill Country Park, Haworth - close to where Emily Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights, her only novel, at the Parsonage - on Sunday, September 29.

It follows a screening of Rita, Sue and Bob Too, also taking place at Penistone Hill, on Saturday, September 28.

Starring George Costigan, Siobhan Finneran and Michelle Holmes, the 1987 comedy is about two teenage schoolgirls who have a fling with the married man they babysit for. Filmed in Bradford, it was based on two of Andrea Dunbar’s plays, The Arbor and Rita Sue and Bob Too, which she wrote as a teenager living on Buttershaw estate.

The outdoor screenings are organised by Sneaky Experience, which produces cinema and theatre events in locations across the North of England. Audience interaction is part of some events. The Sneaky Experience website says: “Our audience is a huge part of our success, whether that’s learning dance steps for a flashmob routine, improvising scenes with our actors or dressing up and acting silly in our legendary photo booths.”

Sneaky Experience is also screening Bohemian Rhapsody at Horsfall Stadium, Low Moor, on Friday, May 24 and Roberts Park, Saltaire, on Monday, May 27. The smash hit biopic, about Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, follows the singer’s life from joining the band in 1970 to their legendary Live Aid performance in 1985. Released last year, the film won many awards, not least four Oscars, including Best Actor for Rami Malek who played Freddie. He also won Best Actor at the Baftas, and the movie won Best British Film.

There will also be outdoor film screenings in Bradford's Centenary Square this summer, as part of the city's Family Film Festival. Taking place as part of Bradford City of Film's 10th anniversary programme, the festival starts on August 4-10 with Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Other screenings include Spirited Away (August 11-17); Toy Story (August 18-24); and a double bill of The Red Balloon and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (August 25-31).

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