Blockbuster bank holiday weekend with record admissions at Corby cinema

The Savoy in Corby
The Savoy in Corby

The bank holiday turned into a blockbuster weekend for Corby’s Savoy cinema with more than 6,000 admissions over the three days.

Savoy Corby in the town centre notched up record-breaking admission numbers on the recent bank holiday weekend, with many film fans turning out to watch Civil War and The Jungle Book.

The third instalment of the Captain America franchise, Civil War, was celebrated at the Savoy with a successful movie marathon, over 12 hours in length, spanning all of the Captain America and Avengers tie-in movies to date.

The Jungle Book also drew in the crowds over the bank holiday, with more than 6,000 admissions in total over the three-day weekend.

And cinema bosses hope this is just the start of a successful series of movie releases, including Independence Day Resurgence, Finding Dory, The Legend of Tarzan, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, and Alice Through the looking Glass in the coming months.

But it seems films are not the only reason people are going to the cinema, with many enjoying the broadcasting of live events across the globe during the past year.

The cinema has just started broadcasting the Met Opera live from New York and the new season starts in October.

Other live events coming up include the Branagh Theatre’s live London production of Romeo and Juliet, Andre Rieu’s 2016 Maastricht Concert in the Netherlands and a replay event of the World Cup ’66: Minute By Minute, broadcast live from the SSE Arena in Wembley in July.

The summer line-up also includes The Royal Opera House’s Frankenstein and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet.

Other highlights include the high demand for children’s parties and games console parties, where movie-goers can book a screen at the cinema and play the latest video games.

This month also saw the cinema air its first Polish film, Bogowie, which translates as Gods.

It is the biopic of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa, telling the true story of his struggle to save a life by attempting Poland’s first human heart transplant.

Bosses say the film was very well received and resulted in substantial numbers in ticket sales, kick-starting plans for further Polish film showings in the future.

For more details about what’s on at the cinema, go to www.savoycorby.co.uk.