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Issue:- 23 August  2012

The Terminator is a sell out so Flashback films “will be back!”

IT'S been a busy summer for the Odeon, The Printworks with the new Batman film Dark Knight Rises still selling out prime time slots in the IMAX and now lots of love for the original classic film The Terminator, which sold out on a Monday night as part of the Flashback Film season.   Due the massive success the Flashback Film series are back again until December with even more cult films.   Who can forget films such as Rocky IV, Breakfast Club and who wouldn’t like to see Tom Cruise in his prime in Top Gun on the big screen?  And with Halloween coming up, some iconic scary movies will be showing such as The Exorcist and American Psycho. Of course there is something for everyone, even if you don’t like scary movies, Flashback will also be screening Ghostbuster, The Karate Kid and many more.

A real 'community' has begun to develop, with many cinema goers returning to more than one flashback showing. The majority of the screenings receive applause and sometimes a standing ovation at the end. Fans also seem to show more respect than in normal box office films too with disturbance by talking, use of mobile phones etc. at an all time low.  As Flashback is about bringing back the audiences favourite films they are welcome to suggests films they’d like to see at the Twitter account @FlashBackFans.

Tickets are just £4 and this season’s highlights include the classic Ghostbusters, the scary American Psycho, the iconic The Exorcist and if you don’t like scary movies then you can always come along and see a bit of Rocky IV or some hunks from Top Gun.

Centre Director for The Printworks Fred Booth explained that:- “The cinema has been having sell-out shows every Monday and having to show the flashback films in two screens at once due to such high demand for these legendary movies. Manchester is a city of cinema fans and the Flashback Film Season offers a little bit of something for everyone at such an affordable price.”

The full listings can be found below:-
25.10.12 – Alien & Aliens DOUBLE BILL
01.10.12 – Breakfast Club
08.10.12 – Ghostbusters
15.10.12 – American Psycho
22.10.12 – The Lost Boys
29.10.12 – Friday the 13th (2009)
05.11.12 – The Exorcist
12.11.12 – Rocky IV
19.11.12 – The Karate Kid
26.11.12 - Leon
03.12.12 – Top Gun
03.12.12 – The Last Crusade

Flashback films are shown on Monday’s at 8pm and tickets are just £4. Guests can purchase tickets via:- There are no adverts or trailers prior to the screening. It's heavily advisable to pre-book, as all the Flashback performances have sold out thus far. See the @flashbackfans on Twitter for future film suggestions and discussion!


POLICE in Essex are looking to trace a suspect rapist thought to be living within a Chinese community somewhere in the UK following an assault in West Essex. The rape happened in Warley, near Brentwood when a 32 year old Chinese woman was sexually assaulted in a flat above the Happy Garden Chinese Takeaway on Warley Hill in the early hours of Tuesday, 24 April 2012. Investigating Officer, Dc Nigel Garwood, said:- "The language barrier between ourselves and the victim has led to this investigation being drawn-out, but we have now got somewhere. We have a suspect and we need people to help us arrest him so that we can put the allegations made against him to him. We would ask people to look closely at his picture and his name and contact us with his whereabouts."  The man is believed to be 37 year old Cheng He of no fixed address. He is thought to be living among the Chinese community somewhere in the UK. Anyone with information in connection with this rape is urged to contact detectives at Brentwood’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team on:- 101.

Are you ready for ScareFEST 3, 'Beyond The Book'?

WELL it is only a few weeks off in reality, so now is the time to get your tickets to a smörgåsbord of literature events all on one day, in one venue! This event is now in its 3rd year and is bigger than ever!  ScareFEST 3, 'Beyond The Book', is an event that will see not 1, but 8 award winning authors attending a day long event, at the Crosby Civic Hall.  This event is n partnership with Sefton Arts, Formby Books, and Mersey Reporter.

Extra Event - Authors Workshop!

The first of these events will be an 'Author Workshop', that is aimed at all ages, from adult to child. Don't worry, ages and ability will be spit if required. This is just an added extra to the day long festival of horror literature and it runs from 10.30am to 12 (noon). The workshop will be lead by 2 of the best writers of British Gothic Horror:- Jon Mayhew and David Gatward. Tickets cost:- £3 and can be obtained from Formby Books by calling:- 01704 830 130 or emailing Formby Books via:- But the main 3 events will be hosted in the afternoon!

Extra Event - Authors Workshop!

The 1st of the 3 main events will be the:- 'Junior Scare Fest'. This stand alone event runs from 1pm to 2.30pm in the Civic Theatre. This event is aimed at ages 7 to 11. The stage will see a highly energetic show, delivered in 2 parts by Tommy Donbavand, followed by Ruth Syme. Tommy Donbavand's Scream Street Show is guaranteed top be packed full of fun filled audience participation with added scares and thrills to delight all. The other part will be by Ruth Syme, who is a well known screenwriter and writing tutor. That section of the show will be called:- "Ruth Syme and Bella Donna." so the audience will be asked to "Grab your broomsticks and join their Coven." In a literary sense that is... For tickets call:- 01704 830 130 or visit our online shop. You can also go to the Crosby Civic Hall's Booking Office or to it's website website.

2nd Main Event - Exclusive Spook-Tacular & Doom Rider Show!

The 2nd of the main events will be the:- "Exclusive Spook-Tacular!" This event will run from 3.30 to 5pm and is ideal for ages:- 12 to 16. It is also hosted in the Crosby Civic Theatre. The show will be spit into 2 parts, the first being:- the "'Spook's Apprentice' ~ The Play", produced by Stephen Delaney, based on the bestselling novel by Joseph Delaney  and then the next section will be the "Doom Rider Show" with David Gatward. For tickets call:- 01704 830 130 or visit our online shop. You can also go to the Crosby Civic Hall's Booking Office or to it's website website.

Extra Event - The Extra Gore Venza!

The best is yet to come! The event closes with a evening performance that is called:- "The Extra GORE Vanza" It will also be located within the Civic Theatre, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. It will see 7 award winning authors on one stage! Who knows what will happen!!!    Be amused, be amazed and be scared by the antics of the following authors:-

Philip Caveney ~ Alec Devlin - Historical Horror series
Tommy Donbavand ~ Scream Street

Jon Mayhew ~ Demon Collector

David Gatward ~ Doom Rider
Barry Hutchison ~ Invisible Fiends
Joseph Delaney ~ Slither's Tale a Spook's Story, and soon to be released Warner Bros. l film:- The Seventh Son.
Curtis Jobling ~ Wereworld series

For tickets call:- 01704 830 130 or visit our Online Shop. You can also go to the Crosby Civic Hall's Booking Office or to it's website.

Exclusive limited edition Book!

BUT what is even more amazing is that all who go will get the chance to buy one of only 500 books, with a selection of short stories related to the authors books and some amazing exclusive drawing by Sean Steele.  A few copies might be available after the event!  These will be extremely valuable as they will be SIGNED and NUMBERED!

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