A POP up cinema has been launched in Warrington by a new community film club.

Not-for-profit group CineWire and Warrington Borough Council will be hosting three films with regional connections at the Town Hall as part of a series called ‘Film Up North’.

Films will be shown in the council chamber of the Grade I listed building and guests will be given the opportunity to explore areas of the Town Hall they may never have seen, before taking their seats for the screenings.

Warrington Guardian: Town Hall gardens are in full bloom

The screenings will be inside the Town Hall

The series begins with The Secret Garden, featuring Warrington’s Andrew Knott, on Thursday, August 16. Brassed Off, starring Warrington’s late, great Pete Postlethwaite, will be screened on Friday, September 14 and David Lean’s Hobson’s Choice, set in 1880s Salford, will close the series on Friday, October 12.

Cllr Dan Price, executive board member for culture and partnerships, said: “CineWire is an exciting new community film club that was launched earlier this year by two previous students of Penketh High School. Building on their success, they’ve put together an excellent programme and I’m happy the council is getting involved to provide a fantastic location for the screenings.

“We are very lucky in Warrington to have a wonderful Town Hall but members of the public rarely get the opportunity to see inside. These film screenings are a fun and simple way for us to open the doors for everyone, while creating a brilliant cinema experience.”

Isobel Harrop and Dan Percival, from CineWire, added: “We are extremely grateful to the council and Cllr Dan Price as well as design students from Priestley College, who have supported us with the planning of these events over the past couple of months.

“We are both really looking forward to showcasing these northern classics at Warrington Town Hall.”

Tickets are £7 per adult and £5 for concessions (under 18s, students and seniors). Free tickets are available for carers accompanying guests with accessibility needs.

  •  Visit facebook.com/cinewire for more information.