Cinema night in Preston cafe a hit

July 14, 2017 by  

Preston’s Ham and Jam cafe recently held an event called ‘Film in the City’.

The evening involved the showing of several independent movies. If businesses want to put on similar events, printing services in Preston could be used.

Graduates from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) were behind the making of some of the productions that were shown on the night. The manager of the Ham and Jam, Richard Lowthian, told the Lancashire Post:

“It was a really fun night. We transformed the place. Everyone enjoyed it. I would definitely like to do another one.”

Popcorn and ice cream were made available during the films. Ham and Jam usually provides other types of food for its customers. As an independent cafe, its efforts attracted support from Priest Town Brewery (PTB) and Derelict Arts.

Andy Lawrence was the director of the major feature shown during Film in the City. Called ‘One Long Journey’ (OLJ), it is an adventure film that tells the story of Vik Pengilly-Johnson, a character who has no income. Despite this difficulty, he hopes to restore a boat and sail it back from a northern boatyard to his home. Before this river cruiser movie was put on, another tale was told.

‘Headless: the Ed Shales Story’ was created by several UCLan graduates. Heather Davenport, Jake River Parker, Liberty Shaw and Yousef Thami teamed up to make it happen.