Crowds flock to Royston Picture Palace for Paddington

PUBLISHED: 13:33 28 January 2015 | UPDATED: 13:33 28 January 2015

Royston Picture Palace.

Royston Picture Palace.

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Crowds flocked to Royston Picture Palace at the weekend as the community cinema team laid on no fewer than five screenings of a family-friendly blockbuster to meet demand for tickets.

Royston Picture Palace. Royston Picture Palace.

By the time the credits rolled for the final time, a total of 650 people had passed through the box office to catch animation hit Paddington, based on the popular stories by Michael Bond.

Extra screenings were arranged because of the surge of demand from families who wanted to catch the adventures of everyone’s favourite marmalade-eating bear.

The film, featuring a cast of familiar British faces, was hailed as an instant classic when it was released just before Christmas, taking millions of pounds at the box office.

A spokesman for the venue said: “We had some great feedback from those that attended this popular event.

Royston Picture Palace.Royston Picture Palace.

“It was an experience not to be missed.”

Feedback from one film-goer left enthused: “Myself and two of our neighbours went to see Paddington last night at the Royston Picture Palace.

“I have never seen so many happy smiling faces leaving a cinema after watching a film – it is a happy feeling picture.

“There were far more adults than children, but it was nice to hear the children laugh and shout at the screen. It was a delightful evening.”

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