Dad’s Army is box office hit

Dad's Army.
Dad's Army.

The movie version of Dad’s Army, which was mainly filmed on location in East and North Yorkshire, has broken box office records at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.

The film, which features a roll call of British acting talent including Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Mark Gatiss, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Bill Paterson, Alison Steadman and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was seen by just under 1,600 people during a ten-day run in the McCarthy cinema in late February and early March – the equivalent of almost ten full houses.

The theatre’s chief executive Mathew Russell said: “We’re delighted that so many people came to watch Dad’s Army in our beautiful Art Deco McCarthy cinema. This means that we’ve had four of our top ten films ever in the last four months – The Lady in the Van, which was screened in December, was third, Suffragette in November is in seventh place, and The Danish Girl in January is in eighth. And I know film fans will want to know what came second – it was The Theory of Everything, which screened in January 2015.”