New Elstree Project film season opens in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 14:06 23 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:06 23 February 2014

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A special season of films celebrating Elstree’s rich movie history opens in Hatfield this week.

A Shot in the Dark will form part of a special Elstree Centenary Film Season at the University of Hertfordshire in HatfieldA Shot in the Dark will form part of a special Elstree Centenary Film Season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The Elstree Project return to Hatfield with a fourth season of films celebrating the rich and varied film-making history of the studios of Elstree.

The new season at The Weston Auditorium, on the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland Campus, is also special as it marks 100 years of filming at Elstree and Borehamwood, and the anniversaries of the three films being screened.

A Shot In The Dark (PG), starring Peter Sellers, will open the season next Wednesday, February 26, at 7pm.

This will celebrate the The Pink Panther follow-up’s 50th anniversary.

Murder on the Orient Express will form part of a special Elstree Centenary Film Season at the University of Hertfordshire in HatfieldMurder on the Orient Express will form part of a special Elstree Centenary Film Season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (PG), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will be screened on Thursday, April 3 at 7pm.

The season will close on Tuesday, April 29 with Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan (PG).

Starring Christopher Lambert as Tarzan and Andie MacDowell as Jane, the movie this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Each Elstree Project film will be introduced by Paul Welsh MBE, film historian and chairman of Elstree Screen Heritage, and will include exclusive filmed interviews from The Elstree Project with cast and crew members who have worked at the studios.

Greystoke: The Legend on Tarzan will form part of a special Elstree Centenary Film Season at the University of Hertfordshire in HatfieldGreystoke: The Legend on Tarzan will form part of a special Elstree Centenary Film Season at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

All three films can be seen in the Hatfield university’s impressive Weston Auditorium.

Admission is £4 per person, or all three films can be booked for the price of two.

To book tickets, contact the UHArts box office on 01707 281127 or visit www.herts.ac.uk/artsandgalleries

Further information on The Elstree Project can be found at www.theelstreeproject.org

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