To Cineworld for today's post and a potentially nostalgic journey for anyone who was a Stone Roses fan longer ago than perhaps they care to remember. A new documentary film, Stone Roses: Made of Stone is to get its premiere screening at a 'secret' London venue on the 30th of May. The event, which will be attended by the band and the filmmaker Shane Meadows, will also be simultaneously broadcast to 100 cinemas across the UK, one of which is our Cineworld in Sovereign Harbour.
He is most famous for This Is England, but I think my favourite of the Shane Meadows films I've seen is Le Donk and Scor-zay-zee, a spoof music documentary which starred Paddy Considine and Olivia Colman. Perhaps it paved the way for Made Of Stone, perhaps not! Named after a song on their first album, the film includes some early footage of The Stone Roses, but its primary purpose is to document their 2011 comeback. Shots of their rehearsals are interspersed with clips of reverent fans and the film culminates with their sold-out gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park. I have heard that several of the 100 preview cinemas have already sold out their screenings, but Cineworld has tickets available at the time of writing. Made Of Stone gets its nationwide release on the 5th of June.
Cineworld, Thu 30th May, 19:00.
Tickets £14.20 adults, £12.10 seniors and students, available online, by calling 0871 200 2000, or in person from the machines in the foyer.