Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

Published: June 8, 2008
Gala screening of Hollywood hit will benefit Burnham hovercraft

Burnham-On-Sea's Ritz Cinema is to hold a special gala screening of a major new Hollywood blockbuster called 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' in aid of BARB, the charity that runs the town's two rescue hovercrafts.

The movie is due to be released across the UK on June 27th by Walt Disney Pictures, but will be screened one week early at Burnham's Ritz Cinema on Friday 20th June at 7pm.

The exciting adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures is based on Prince Caspian, the second novel in C.S. Lewis' children's fantasy series 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and follows four children returning to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian in his struggle for the throne against his corrupt uncle, King Miraz.

Ritz Cinema owner Patt Scott, pictured above, said: "We are delighted to be screening this major film just one night after its London premiere and a full week ahead of its nationwide release."

"We are also very pleased to be donating proceeds from the screening to BARB, which provides an invaluable rescue service along Somerset's coastline. Tickets are already selling quickly, so we would urge people to book their seats quickly."

A total of 110 tickets are on sale - priced at £10 each - from the Ritz Cinema in Victoria Street, Burnham or by calling the box office on 01278 794123. The price includes a buffet and raffle.

BARB Chairman Mark Newman said: "We are very grateful to the team at the Ritz Cinema for arranging this exciting gala screening. It should be a great evening and all the funds raised for us will go directly towards meeting BARB's annual running costs of £30,000."

BARB is a 15-year-old Burnham-based charity that operates an inshore rescue boat and two hovercrafts on a 24-hour basis. It is run by volunteers and funded entirely by donations from the public.

Proceeds from the movie screening will go to both BARB and Walt Disney Picture's UK charity, the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.


BARB Web site


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