Harry Potter for Grown up Muggles Child-free cinema-going at Vue
AS every good
‘Muggle’ knows, mobile phones going off halfway through a
movie and children talking to their friends can sometimes ruin the
magic of the big-screen. But for adult Harry Potter fans, Vue is
offering extra screenings just for adults as it rolls out its
‘Over 18s’ screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince (Certificate 12A), across 62 of its cinemas nationwide. Not
in front of the children…
From Sunday, 19 July 2009, Vue will be putting on extra screenings
of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Southport. ‘Over
18s’ screenings are unique to Vue, giving film-lovers
looking for a quieter cinema-going experience greater choice when
they plan a trip to the flicks. So, whether you’re a couple without
children, a sprog-free singleton, or parents planning a quiet night
out, this is your chance to escape to the magical world of Hogwarts,
without being brought back to earth with a bump thanks to unwanted
disturbances that can often be from children or teenagers.
What’s more, there’s a member of staff in every screening too, so
customers can have the added comfort level of knowing they can sit
back, relax and enjoy the movie without other interruptions.
Mark de Quervain Sales & Marketing Director at Vue Entertainment,
says:- “Harry Potter films are a phenomenal hit for children
and adults alike. In fact, we asked Vue cinema-goers to vote for
what their ideal ‘Over 18s’ screenings would be and the number one
choice of thousands and thousands of customers was Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince. We’re certain these screenings will be hugely
popular, just as the adult book covers were a success for an older
generation of Harry enthusiasts. The majority of our screenings for
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be open to everyone.
We’re just adding the extra choice of a few screenings only for
grown ups , who want to escape into the world of Hogwarts
For film times see our advert on Mersey Reporter by clicking
here Also you can visit:-
myvue.com/over18s for ticket
information… Please note that babysitter is not included.
Knight School For Southport Youngsters
CHOLOE, 8 and
Yasmin Williams, 5 from Southport have been awarded a very special
privilege and attended Camelot Theme Park’s Knight School. Honorary
knight Chloe and Yasmin were chosen to receive a behind the scenes
look at what being a knight is all about.
On Saturday, 11 July 2009 pupils of Camelot’s Knight School learnt
the tricks of the trade, including the art of foot combat, preparing
the horses for battle and juggling with Jess the jester. Chosen by
King Arthur himself Chloe and Yasmin were selected for their courage
and quick wit showing they could be the future knights of Camelot’s
Chloe and Yasmin comment, “It was great fun and we learnt lots
of tricks like juggling, I especially enjoyed getting the horses
Chloe and Yasmin were two of 25 children selected from across the
North West to attend Camelot’s Knight School. The search sought to
educate and entertain children about Camelot’s history and divulge
some of the secrets and skills of its famous jousting tournament.
Camelot Theme Park Marketing Manager, Sandra Dempsey comments:-
“We know how popular the jousting tournament is and it’s almost
everyone’s favourite part of the day. It was nice to give something
back to our guests and let them see what happens behind the scenes
when preparing for a show.”
Alien artefact arrives from Area 51
artefact Tuesday, 14 July 2009 arrived in Merseyside from Groom Lake
– AKA Area 51 – under heavy armed guard.
Little is known about the artefact which has been brought to
Spaceport, Merseyside by those known only as the Men in Black.
However, the public can see the unique discovery first hand when the
hit alien encounter experience – Alien Wars – opens at Spaceport on
Friday, 17 July 2009.
Brand new for summer 2009, Alien Wars is set to terrify the masses
and is an experience that has never been to the region before.
Ken Moss, Spaceport Manager, said:- “Now the alien has finally
arrived here, we fully expect it to scare the pants off of our
visitors. Alien Wars will be one of the strangest and scariest
experiences ever to hit Merseyside. Spaceport is going to be
seriously spooky but also so exciting this summer. Even I don’t know
what’s going to happen.”
The frightening, fully immersive
adventure opens on Friday, 17 July 2009 and the action begins from
2.30pm to 6.30pm every day. Throughout the summer
holidays, Spaceport is open seven days a week. The experience isn’t
for the faint hearted and it is not suitable for children under the
age of eight.
Spaceport, based at Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Wirral is the UK’s most
modern space-themed visitor attraction. It takes visitors on a
journey through space, including Dome Show planetarium and a series
of hands on exhibits and visual experiences. It is also
currently hosting One Small Step, an exhibition celebrating the 40th
anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. For more
details call:- 0151 330 1333 or visit:-
A Local Man
Photographs Nigerian Oil Fire
rebels attacked an oil tanker facility very near to where a
Southport man is working in another oil facility. The attack is
reported to have left five dead. "I am not happy about being
here. If this was a rebel attack I want to be on the next
plain out!" he told us. These are two snaps of the Atlas Oil
Terminal burning through the trees, taken from his location...