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Mayor's Charity Film Screening

Blazing Saddles ride into Bedford for Mayor’s Charity

 

The Bedford Mayor’s Charity will benefit from a special screening of Blazing Saddles on 5th February 2016 thanks to the support of Bedford Film Festival and The Place Theatre.

 

The screening came about after Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, nominated the Mel Brooks’ cult comedy classic Blazing Saddles for Bedford Film Festival’s Bedfringe screenings. Narrowly missing out on winning a chance to be screened then, The Place Theatre suggested the film could instead be a great chance to raise cash for some local charities.

 

Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, is looking forward to watching his favourite film for good causes: “This is a fun way to raise some money for some excellent local charities.  A big thanks to the Bedford Film Festival and The Place Theatre for providing this opportunity for people to enjoy a very silly, very funny film while supporting some great causes.”

 

The screening will take place on Friday 5th February 2016, starting at 19:30. With 100% of the ticket price going to charity thanks to The Place Theatre donating their venue for free and Bedford Film Festival covering the film licence costs.

 

Laura Pottinger, Venue Manager at The Place Theatre, and Paul Hutchinson, Co-Founding Director of Bedford Film Festival, say the evening will be a perfect night of classic cinema and charity: “We’re really pleased to be working together to support the Mayor’s Charities with this Blazing Saddles evening, which will also include a charity raffle. We’re both great supporters of cinema and have been looking to work together for some time. To be able to collaborate together for the benefit of the local community is perfect.”

 

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.theplacebedford.org.uk/

 

ENDS

 

Note to Editors:

 

 The Mayor’s Charity is currently supporting: Bedford Foodbank, Autism Bedfordshire and the Bedford

Sea Cadets.

 

 

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