Wymondham Regal set for ‘White Christmas’

There's a chance to get in the festive mood on Sunday, December 4, at 2.30pm, when the Regal Experience screens the sparkling White Christmas, the top money-making movie of 1954, at the Wymondham Regal Cinema (Ex-Services' Club).

White Christmas was made by Paramount in glorious Technicolour and the first film to use VistaVision, a wide-screen format. It features Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby as a song-and-dance team, who are well supported by Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, aunt of George Clooney. With the score by Irving Berlin, numbers include I Wish I Was Back In The Army, Count Your Blessings, Sisters and, of course, White Christmas.

Among the supporting films will be Christmas Under Fire, a morale-boosting documentary made to highlight how people in this country were defiantly celebrating in 1940 during the darkest days of the war. Christmas trees were trimmed to fit air raid shelters and the most popular presents for boys in the toy shops were model RAF planes. The choir from King's College, Cambridge, also feature and, although it was only very short, the film made a big impression in the States.

Tickets are available from Maureen Dodman on 01953 605593 or Michael Armstrong on 01953 603246 and on the door.