Lovers of film comedy should be aware of a series of screenings later this month in Cheltenham. As a curtain-raiser for next year’s planned Film Festival, the Cheltenham International Film Trust, led by CFS member Leslie Sheldon, is putting on Young Frankenstein on 22 October and a double-bill of the Simon Pegg comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz on 23 October. Both will be at the Cheltenham Playhouse. Times and prices from the Playhouse’s site: http://www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk. Or telephone: 01242 522852.
Then on 1 November and 8 November, he is showing the Eddie Murphy classic Trading Places and the Robin Williams vehicle Mrs Doubtfire in the hall of All Saints Academy, Blaisdon Way, Cheltenham GL51 0WH. More details will be available later.
The series is intended to coincide with Comedy Genius, an initiative by the British Film Institute running over the autumn and winter.