Black Sheep brings cinema experience to brewery

Jo Theakston, director of marketing at the Black Sheep Brewery gets into cinema spirit. (S)
Jo Theakston, director of marketing at the Black Sheep Brewery gets into cinema spirit. (S)

THE Black Sheep Brewery in Masham is gearing up to bring celebrated films to rural areas as part of the Bradford International Film Festival (BIFF).

The brewery will be transformed into a cinema with a 10ft screen on Friday , April 27 and Saturday, April 28, showing three films across the weekend.

The nearest cinema to the Masham-based brewery is around 15 miles away in Richmond. The event aims to give residents a chance to enjoy film on their doorsteps.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a pint and a special Hog and Hop hot dog whilst watching Oscar nominated, The Help, the epic, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and an afternoon showing of family favourite, Hugo.

The Black Sheep Brewery’s Black Sheep Ale has also been appointed as the official beer for the Festival.

The annual Bradford International Film Festival in partnership with Virgin Media is celebrating its 18th year.

Jo Theakston, Director of Marketing at The Black Sheep Brewery said: “This is the first time we have held a Beer and Film weekend at the Brewery.

“ 2012 is our 20th Anniversary so it’s great opportunity to celebrate by hosting such a unique event.

“We’re really proud to be a part of the Festival which is the pioneering film event for Yorkshire.

“We pride ourselves on brewing quality, traditional Yorkshire beers and it’s great to be teaming up with such a well established event also synonymous with this part of the country.

“Our special event will showcase three fantastic films in the brewery’s restaurant area, a unique experience in itself.

“Being able to bring the cinema experience to such a rural location is a real coup for us.

“Visitors will be able to enjoy a pint of Black Sheep and a special ‘hog hop’ hot dog, which will make the experience even more special.”

Rob Shaw, Head of Development at the National Media Museum, said: “We are very pleased that Black Sheep will be our official beer for the Festival.

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