HOUSTON, Hoylake has a problem!
Australian space-themed comedy drama The Dish will be screened at the next community film night at The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, on Friday, April 27.
The 12-certificate film, made in 2000, is based on the real-life story of how the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales was used to relay live television pictures of man’s first steps on the moon.
The Dish uses fictional characters and changes historical details to tell the story of how three Australian scientists and a member of NASA struggled to ensure that live TV pictures of the Apollo 11 moon landing were sent around the world.
They achieved their aim – but only just in time!
The film nights are organised by community group Hoylake Village Life.
Group member Celia Hall said: “This film is the first true comedy shown by Hoylake Community Cinema.
“Audience numbers are now steady at between 70 and 90, many coming from West Kirby, Heswall and other parts of Wirral.”
Doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5 from the website www.hoylakevillage.org.uk, Urbane in Market Street, The Parade on Hoyle Road, Aubergine Café inWest Kirby; or on the door on the night