BRADFORD'S Cubby Broccoli cinema screen has reopened after being closed since last summer.

The Cubby Broccoli screen - which is named after the American movie producer Albert R. Broccoli, famed for many James Bond films - is based in Pictureville Cinema at the city's National Science and Media Museum.

The screen closed last summer when the museum was shut temporarily for refurbishment work ahead of Bradford's year as UK City of Culture in 2025.

That multi-million pound work on the museum is continuing, so access to the Cubby Broccoli screen is from the back of the building while the main entrance remains closed.

A spokesperson from the National Science and Media Museum confirmed the Cubby Broccoli screen reopened yesterday - describing it as "exciting" news.

They said: "We are back in our Cubby Broccoli screen - bringing a specially curated programme of cult and classic cinema back to one of our three beloved screens.

"After a successful off-site run at two Bradford venues, we are returning to one of Pictureville Cinema's three beloved screens.

"Our summer programme includes a Marlon Brando centenary celebration, a season of our favourite long, hot summer films, and the continuation of our popular Silver Screen and Kids' Clubs. 

"You can expect a warm welcome from our cinema team as you support Bradford's only independent cinema."

As reported by the Telegraph & Argus in April, the National Science and Media Museum had been due to reopen its doors this summer

Bradford's National Science and Media MuseumBradford's National Science and Media Museum (Image: NQ)

However, it is now expected to be back open again early next year following its £6 million Sound and Vision revamp project, which is being supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The work includes a passenger lift, two new permanent galleries and improvements to the main entrance. 

The project, however, has been hit by "unforeseen delays" after contractors encountered an "unexpected make-up of ground at the base of the lift".

The Imax cinema screen, which is also based inside the museum, is not currently operational but it too is expected to reopen early next year.

Meanwhile, the main cinema screen inside the museum, Pictureville, remains temporarily closed while investigations over RAAC (reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete) and remedial works continue.

The National Science and Media Museum spokesperson said: "We hope to be able to share more information about Pictureville's reopening soon." 

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