Let’s Launch The Light

Y’know that feeling you get when you reach the end of the most epic of movies of all time?… A feeling of astonishment at its awesomeness, mixed with pride… and a sense of relief… We’re kinda feeling that here – now The Light cinema is finally open!

If you haven’t checked it out already, we can assure you – it’s worth a sneaky peek! The Green Room is The Light’s very own answer to your pre or post movie refreshment dilemmas – serving a selection of alcoholic and soft, hot and cold drinks and tasty light bites – it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends (much better than during the film anyway – no one likes a talker!).

Talking of the film… whether you choose the latest big blockbuster, an independent film or live screening of your favourite act in concert, or even an opera or ballet performance, you’ll find seating as comfortable (well almost) as your armchair at home. Plus the audio visual technology is out of this world…

And since it’s the first cinema in the centre of town since the last one closed in 1998, we think that’s cause for BIG celebrations!!

So, we’re kicking them off on Wednesday 19th October with a special screening of Trolls – the latest hair raising animated comedy from DreamWorks, for 100 children from local schools. This will give our harshest critics the opportunity to immerse themselves in the magic of the new cinema experience at The Light and will be extended to a selection of other schools at a later date.

Following this we’ve invited a list of local VIPs to enjoy a special gala evening on Thursday 20th October, where they’ll enjoy welcome drinks and delicious food from restaurants at the centre.  There’ll be live music by a twenty-eight piece swing band ‘The Managers’ who will showcase a selection of popular movie soundtracks from their repertoire. The centre will be buzzing with a great selection of movie themed props and you might even spot some ‘celebs’ floating around. 😉

And… saving the best ‘til last… on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October the most important guests of all – YOU, our mighty general public will be invited to join the celebrations!

With the Town Hall adorned with a cinema backdrop and even the lion statues getting in on the act as the famous MGM lions – Victoria Square will be home to a big screen which will show trailers for the latest up-coming film releases across the weekend. Seating will be provided so that you can sit down, chill out, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the weekend’s entertainment.

If you love nothing more than a good selfie, why not grab (gently please!) one of our walking movie characters to strike a pose, or perfect your pout in front of our giant Oscar statues, giant film reel, camera and other items around the town.

Bolton will also be getting its very own ‘Hollywood walk of fame’ for the weekend. See how many celebrity names you can spot on stars around the town…

And last but by no means least, the opening of our newest store ‘The Entertainer’ will coincide with the event and their Lego Ninjago’s Kai and Lloyd will be out and about to mingle with the crowds.