Films will be screened as part of the Guild

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A host of classic films are going to be showcased on big screens across the city as part of the 2012 Guild celebrations.

The films, including Bugsy Malone, Brief Encounter and Ill Manors, will be aired as part of the Vintage Guild Weekend festivities.

Curated by They Eat Culture alongside lead festival curators Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway the classics will be shown in a ‘Cinema on the Steps’ in Avenham Park and in Preston train station.

On Saturday September 1 revellers are encouraged to dress up in their finest vintage gear for the screenings.

At 8pm there will be a screening of the much-loved gangster musical Bugsy Malone.

Later that night things will be brought right up to date with the brand new Ill Manors, the first film to be directed by hip hop artist Plan B.

Meanwhile, on Preston train station, David Lean’s romantic 1945 classic Brief Encounter will be screened.

There won’t be a dry eye on the platform as Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard bid each other that iconic final farewell.

Also screening on the station is a selection of short films made in Lancashire or by Lancastrians.

On Sunday September 2 the big screen entertainment in Avenham Park kicks off with ‘Lancashire’s Finest - the People’s Choice’. A vote via Facebook, Twitter and email will decide whether the film shown is Whistle Down the Wind, A Kind of Loving or The Man in the White Suit.

And on the Sunday there will be a screening of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue.

They Eat Culture is looking for a pick of several short films that are Lancashire set or made to screen as part of the event.

Films should be under 15 minutes and available to screen on DVD. The deadline is August 25.

If you have something you’d like to be considered, send a link to it to or through the post to Made in Lancashire films, They Eat Culture, The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.

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