Calling all kids! A treasure hunt with a difference is being held in Southend this Saturday (14th April) so why not come down to the town centre and join in the fun.
The fun starts at 11am when children can start hunting for 10 well known cartoon characters in key locations in and around Southend High Street.
Each of the characters have helpers who will hand out stickers which the children will need to fill a special page inside the programme for this year’s Southend Film Festival.
If they can find them all they will get the chance to win one of 50 family tickets being given away to see Rio, which is showing at 12pm on Sunday 6th May in the Park Inn Palace Hotel Ballroom.
Copies of the Festival booklet will be handed out by the cartoon characters’ friendly helpers, when they provide their stickers.
The fun competition, sponsored by the Southend Town Centre Partnership, is part of a fabulous programme of events being staged to mark this year’s Southend Film Festival.
The characters will be at the following places: Victoria Shopping Centre (two characters here) Outside Clinton Cards McDonalds (next to Marks & Spencer) Tomassi’s Restaurant The Royals Shopping Centre Boots (in the Royals) Park Inn Palace Hotel Reception Adventure Island and Pier Entrance (Visitor Information Centre)
Organised by The White Bus Ltd on behalf of Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, the Southend Film Festival began in 2009 and is now in its fourth year.
This year’s Festival, including the Festival Fringe, runs from Friday 27th April to Saturday 12th May.
Over 50 screenings and events will include classic films, World Cinema, documentaries, family films and, its speciality, new British independent features.
Many directors will personally introduce their own films and tickets are now on sale for all Festival events.
Public tickets for the red-carpet Opening Gala film “Hard Boiled Sweets” at the Odeon on Thursday 3rd May, cost £12. All other tickets for the Festival, including the star-studded Closing Gala UK premiere of “Lost in Italy”, cost just £4, while many of the Fringe events are free.
Full details of the programme and how to obtain tickets can be found on-line at www.southendfilmfestival.com
They can also be found in the programme booklet, which can be obtained from the Cliffs Pavilion and Palace Theatre, the Park Inn Palace Hotel, the TAP Gallery in North Road, the Civic Centre, Southend Central Library, the Royals Shopping Centre, HMV Southend, the Railway Hotel, the Pier Visitors Information Centre, the Beecroft Art Gallery and Odeon Southend.
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