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No Bromley cinemas to show The Bromley Boys film

PUBLISHED: 16:46 29 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:46 29 May 2018

Martine McCutcheon was among the cast members who attended the premiere last Thursday. Picture: Alan D West

Martine McCutcheon was among the cast members who attended the premiere last Thursday. Picture: Alan D West

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Gigantic colourful billboards around the country and over 1000 people attending the World Premiere at Wembley Stadium heralded the arrival of the eagerly awaited football comedy film The Bromley Boys.

However, in a twist of fate, there are no cinemas in the whole Bromley Borough showing the film.

The Bromley Odeon has closed down and is being transformed into a Picturehouse, and the Vue Cinema at Bromley South will not open until August.

To add to this neither of the boroughs’s Odeons in Orpington or Beckenham are showing the film.

The audience rose to their feet at Thursday’s premiere, and the buzz was palpable.

Bizarrely, the film, which was made in and around Bromley, with a Bromley producer, TJ Herbert and Bromley author Dave Roberts now cannot be seen in their home town.

Mr Herbert said: “we had a fair bit of push back from the industry on the title The Bromley Boys, with many feeling it was far too niche and lacked wider commercial appeal.

“We fought hard to keep the name – I felt it was important to do so - its about Bromley, not only the club, but the borough and what life was like living there back then.”

Riding in to save the day, The Churchill Theatre in Bromley will play host to a screening of the film on June 19 at 7:30pm.

Tickets can be pre-booked at: https://churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/booking-information-churchill-theatre.

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