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Lowestoft Marina to screen a host of big films

PUBLISHED: 10:08 14 January 2011

Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush star in The King's Speech, which will be screening at the Marina Theatre in February

Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush star in The King's Speech, which will be screening at the Marina Theatre in February

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The Big Screen at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre is set to be very busy during the next few months with a host of critically acclaimed films scheduled.

Popular British film Made In Dagenham is to have two final extra screenings on Tuesday, January 25, after proving an enormous hit with Marina audiences in November.

The film is based on a true story about a group of spirited women at the Ford factory in Dagenham who joined forces, took a stand for equal pay, and in doing so found their own inner strength.

Although far from the Swinging 60s of Carnaby Street, life for the women of Dagenham was filled with the sounds and sights of the optimistic era, heard on their radios and seen on their TV sets.

The film, which stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine James, Miranda Richardson and Rupert Graves, plays its final extra screenings on 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Critically acclaimed film The Social Network will be shown on January 26, London Boulevard on January 31, and British filmmaker Mike Leigh delivers another emotionally honest portrait of ordinary people in Another Year on February 1.

Next month will also see screenings of Burke & Hare, The Tourist, Little Fockers, Burlesque and Love & Other Drugs.

During half term there will be a chance to see family favourites Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Gulliver’s Travels and the latest instalment in The Chronicles Of Narnia – Voyage Of the Dawn Treader.

One of the highlights of the month will be the eagerly-awaited The King’s Speech - due to be screened for a week from February 11.

In March there will be Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling; the true story of trapped climber Aron Ralston in 127 Hours; Helen Mirren and John Hurt in a new version of the classic Brighton Rock, followed by The Black Swan, Morning Glory and The Fighter.

Tickets for films are £4 for adults, and £3 for children and over-60s. Buy in advance at the box office on 01502 533200, or at the door.

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