Wednesday 17 June 2009

View from the projection box - issue 13 - Belper Ritz Cinema

The view from the projection box with RItz Cinema (Belper) projectionist Paul WInfield.

The weather pundits are predicting a heat wave summer but as I sit here looking through the window at a slate grey sky and pouring rain it seems a long way off! I'm sure it will arrive and with it comes this year's crop of summer blockbuster films. More about those later, but first...

As a special treat this summer why not book The Ritz for a Sunday afternoon soiree? Every Sunday in July and August we are offering you the chance to watch a film of your choice. For just £150 you will get all the luxury seats and sofas (that's 26 seats in total).

Maybe you have a birthday surprise planned or a retirement party; a corporate treat for valued employees or perhaps you've always dreamed of seeing your favourite film on the big screen dedicated just to you!

Booking requests for July must be received by Monday 8th June and for August by Monday 6th July - please email your chosen date and film to This is a limited offer for summer only so be sure not to miss out!

Now let's have a look at the big films coming your way...

Terminator Salvation - after much of humanity has been wiped out by the nuclear holocaust, the survivors led by John Connor struggle to stop Skynet finishing the job, but it will be strange without Arnie!

One I'm looking forward to is Ice Age: Dawn of the DInosaurs - I've seen bits of it and it's really funny, a film for everyone in he family.

Two megastars; Johnny Depp and Christian Bale come together in Public Enemies - a 1930's gangster film brought up to date by director Michael Mann.

At last, after months of delay, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be with us this summer and the war against Voldermort is not going well.

Finally looking into the Autumn and I can't wait - a new film at last from Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds. I can't tell you much about it but Brad Pitt stars in a story of a hit squad of Jewish American soldiers operating in occupied Europe at he end of the 2nd World War.

Such a lot to look forward to.

Monday 8 June 2009

New Editions now online

Hi readers.

Just a short note to let you know that the new editions of All Things Local - the community magazines for Kilburn and Belper are now online and available to read.

You can also catch up with all the latest features and regular columns - from recipes and wine reviews by local residents to the latest community police news and a delightful hill walk around Alport Heights, Derbyshire.

... and there's more!

We've just launched a brand new edition especially for the Ripley area including Waingroves, Codnor and Marehay. Issue 1 is distributed to 9,000 homes and now available to read online.

So - lots happening at All Things Local. We'll be back with more news and articles from our community magazines very soon.

Click here to catch up with all the latest at All Things Local - the community magazines for Kilburn, Belper and now Ripley.