Caistor’s elderly residents were treated to a special film afternoon, courtesy of Caistor Community Cinema, which screened a special showing of The Italian Job, the classic 1960s comic caper movie about a daring plan to steal a huge gold shipment from the streets of Turin.
Around 30 senior citizens came along to Caistor Town Hall on the afternoon of 24 March to watch a youthful Michael Caine and his partners-in-crime mastermind the perfect heist, before escaping the Italian authorities in a trio of unforgettable Mini Coopers, a Land Rover and a bus.
The Caistor Cares film afternoon was made possible by the generosity of the team behind the Caistor Community Cinema, a voluntary group of film enthusiasts with a vision to bring the ‘big screen’ back to Caistor. With regular monthly film evenings already successfully up and running – and following a sell-out performance of Freddy Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody the previous evening – the screening equipment was already in place for Caistor Cares to show a film the next day.
“We were delighted at the turnout to our inaugural film afternoon and welcomed many familiar faces – and a few new ones – to a special showing of The Italian Job,” said Caistor Cares founder Chris Robey. “Our volunteers served tea and coffee before the film started and everyone in the audience was treated to ice cream during the interval!
“We had very positive feedback from all who came along so we’ll aim to do another screening later this year. I’d like to thank the fantastic team from Caistor Community Cinema for their time and generosity, our members for supporting the event and our volunteers who distributed the pre-event publicity and helped out on the day of course. I’m sure this can become a regular event in our calendar.”