Freeze Frame Film Club screening of Hobson’s Choice (1953)

Friday 20th February 2014
Doors at 6.30pm, Film at 8pm

Hobson’s Choice is one of the lesser known classics we’ve presented at Freeze Frame Film Club but as we hope you’ll agree it deserves an outing on the big screen. Although not one of his famous epics, this small scale romantic comedy set amongst the terraces of Salford is a masterpiece like any David Lean film.

Maggie is on the wrong side of thirty and to her father and sisters this means she’s an old maid and only good for running the shop and keeping house. She has other ideas in the form of Will Mossop, the shop’s boot hand. John Mills, Charles Laughton, Brenda De Banzie star in this story of a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. Look out for a young Prunella Scales in her first role in a feature film.

Join us in the Drill Hall for an informal evening of flickering images drawn from classic old favourites. Free popcorn and good company are guaranteed alongside the Cafe’s celluloid menu inspired by the films themselves. Come early to nab a comfy sofa and indulge in one of our movie meals. Or simply come for the film and enjoy a beverage, beer or a cinematic snack in a friendly environment. We look forward to your company down at the drill hall for an evening of nostalgic drama, laughter and tears.

£15 for a delicious three course meal prepared by special guest chef – pre booking essential. Please call the cafe on 0131 555 7100 to book.

Entry –  £2.50 for an adult or £2 for kids payable at the door or in advance at the cafe.

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