Letchworth’s Broadway Cinema has announced that it will celebrate Black History Month with a season of films from black directors and artists from 2 - 28 October.
Seven films from award-winning directors such as Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay will be screened at Letchworth’s iconic cinema with a range of genres, from biographical musical dramas to superhero blockbusters.
Venues Manager Jason Valentine said: “We are proud to host the first Broadway Black History Month Film Season. We have been supporting Black History Month for years, but this is the first time we have run a dedicated film season. Film has the ability to connect audiences by enlightening and immersing them in stories and points of view they may never have experienced before. We encourage everyone to come along and enjoy one of the superb films on offer as part of the film festival.”
Kava Johnson from the North Herts African Caribbean Community said: "North Herts African Caribbean Community along with Hitchin and Letchworth Diversity and Culture groups are happy to see Letchworth Heritage representing Black stories through film. Understanding each others cultures and the issues we face on a daily basis is the starting point of a unified community.
To receive support from a local organisation so entrenched in the history and culture of North Hertfordshire means alot us and we are sure many others. After we have all been through so much this year, having reasons to come together and take part in something like this feels like a celebration".
The Black History Film Season will also feature three special Kids Club screenings including Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Marvel cartoon Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Tickets for these films are just £1.75 each and are shown each weekend at 11:30am.
Broadway Cinema reopened on 24 August after implementing new COVID-secure safety measures including social distanced seating and staggered screen times. Following the latest government announcement, Broadway will close at 10pm each evening in line with the new guidance. Cinemagoers will also be encouraged to ‘check in’ via the NHS Test and Trace app..
Tickets for the films are available to book via the Broadway Cinema website
Find out more about Black History month via the official website.