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Bradford Widescreen Weekend 2015

Bradford’s Widescreen Weekend returns from October 15 to 18 if you’re planning a weekend in Bradford. The Yorkshire city’s film festival has celebrated large-screen formats since 1993, with a variety of films from the past, present – and future.

Films, speakers and special events combine across four days, showing the best in large format filmmaking. Bradford’s National Media Museum will also see the revival of the 1960 Diana Dors film, Scent of Mystery – also known as Holiday in Spain – released originally as the first film to be shown in ‘Smell-O-Vision’.

Filmmaker Douglas Trumbull – hired by Stanley Kubrick to provide many of the effects shots on 2001: A Space Odyssey – gives a keynote speech at the festival, alongside big screen presentations of Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma!, The Magnificent Seven and How the West was Won.

Bradford is UNESCO’s City of Film, and home to the National Media Museum, host of Widescreen Weekend. Bradford city centre is approximately eight miles, and just over half an hour’s drive from Leeds Bradford Airport, where you can hire a car for the duration of your visit to Yorkshire. The nearest car parks to the National Media Museum are in nearby Sharpe Street and Radwell Drive, at the rear of the Museum, while multi-storey car parks are located on Hall Ings and Thornton Road (New Southgate).

If you plan to hire a car from Leeds Bradford Airport, you’ll find the Easirent desk just inside the arrivals lounge.