Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Luxury 36 bus to take film fans to five film locations for unique drive-in movie experience

2 Mar 2018 by Matt Harrison


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It’s movies, redefined!

A high-tech Harrogate 36 bus is to take film fans on a unique journey to enjoy the cream of indie movie making, set against the stunning backdrop of the North Yorkshire spa town.

Bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company is teaming up with the organisers of this year’s Harrogate Film Festival, to organise a tour of five locations in and around Harrogate which feature in the locally-produced movies.

And at each location, movie fans can relax in the comfortable coach leather seating on board the bus and enjoy a VIP showing of each of the films.

Tickets are already selling fast for the mobile cinema experience, which leaves from Harrogate bus station next Sunday afternoon (4 March 2018) – and those wishing to join the tour are being urged to book early and reserve their seat on board.

Ben Mansfield, Marketing and Communications Manager at The Harrogate Bus Company, says: “This will be an amazing and unique opportunity to relax in comfort on a 36 bus and see the films and locations which have attracted the cream of indie movie making talent to Harrogate.

“Our 36 bus will provide the best seats in the house, with luxury coach leather seating, USB power points at every seat and wide, double-glazed windows to enjoy the beauty of our wonderful spa town.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the Harrogate Film Festival to create this mobile cinema experience, and there really is no better way to see the locations which are putting Harrogate on the movie map for an increasing number of independent film producers.”

The on-bus experience celebrating local independent film makers is one of the highlights of the three-day festival, which opens on Friday (2 March 2018).

Adam Chandler, Managing Director of the Harrogate Film Festival, says: “We’re really excited to be working with the town’s leading bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company to offer this amazing mobile cinema experience, which will showcase five key locations and films featuring our beautiful spa town.

“We want to delight movie watchers and film makers by developing unique events across Harrogate, including this unique opportunity to enjoy five films and five locations from the comfort of a 36 bus.

“The Festival will be taking over the town with events across nine venues, including the Everyman Cinema, Royal Hall, Cardamom Black, Royal Pump Rooms and North Bar. The mobile tour by 36 bus is a new event for us and we’re sure the combination of the cool and stylish experience on board the bus and the stunning Harrogate locations will make it a winner at the box office!”

Bookings for the mobile cinema experience by 36 bus can be made via the Festival’s dedicated website, http://www.harrogatefilm.co.uk, or by calling the box office on 01423 502116.