Bedford people showed up en mass to see the new animated version of “The Pilgrim’s Progress” on screen in the home town of author John Bunyan.
The 17th century book has been a best seller for centuries, and interest in it brings in tourists to the town from around the world.
Nationwide screenings of the new film are scheduled to take place on Friday October 25th at 40 cinemas around the UK.
But in conjunction with film distributor Stephen Briggs, a small group of sponsors paid for a premiere screening on Monday October 21st at Cineworld Aspects.
“We had only a week’s notice so some people were hurriedly invited and we sent out a messages to get other people to come along, and as result we had almost a full house,” explained Stephen,
The special preview on Monday included a personally filmed video message from voice actor John Rhys-Davies, of The Lord of the Rings fame.
Greeting guests at the cinema was local character “John Bunyan and his wife” - showing how the book has moved from parchment in the 1680s to the movie screen today.
For further information as to how you can see the film log on to www.pilgrimsprogressmovie.co.uk
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