Salisbury Medieval Hall has reopened to the public for the first time since the start of the pandemic - with a bit of a twist.

Like other entertainment venues, the historic hall in the Cathedral Close had been shut to visitors for the best part of the last 18 months.

But behind the scenes, business never really stopped, with staff working round the clock to create a varied programme of events for the return of audiences.

As well as concerts, theatre and talks, the Hall has revealed it will now host classic film screenings too. 

Films made between the 1930s and 1960s will be shown through a laser projector.

As Remembrance Day is fast approaching, the opening feature will be ‘First Of The Few’ (1942) on Sunday October 17.

This black and white movie, starring Leslie Howard and David Niven, tells the moving story of the design and building of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire by its inventor, R.J. Mitchell.

It is particularly significant to Salisbury as nearly 2,500 were built secretly in the city during the Second World War. 

The screenings will usually take place on Sunday afternoons from 3pm.

Audience sit at tables and can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of wine while they watch.

Full details of the first series of nine films and other planned events can be found on the Hall's website.

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