FILM lovers are to enjoy a cinematic view of movies featuring North Yorkshire at a festival in a town with no cinema.

Northallerton Rotary Club is hosting the Rotary Made in Yorkshire Film Festival during which it will show eight movies.

The common link between the screenings on offer is that all of the films picked, bar one, were either made in, or they feature, North Yorkshire.

The festival runs from Friday, 13, to Sunday, 15, March and it is based in the Hambleton Forum, in Northallerton.

Ken Blackwood, president of Northallerton Rotary Club, said: "We have been showing films each month for about four years at the forum as there is no cinema in the town.

"We were trying to think about what else we could do to expand the project and I saw a book which listed 129 films that had been made somewhere in Yorkshire.

"Northallerton is the county town of North Yorkshire and we thought it a good idea to show some of those films listed to see how it went."

The movies picked include some for children and others which are just for adults and the oldest one set to be shown is A Boy, A Girl and a Bike which dates from 1949.

A remake of Brideshead Revisited, which was filmed at Castle Howard last year, is also lined up to be screened.

On Friday, 13, it is Agatha at 2.30pm; The Railway Children at 5.30pm and This Sporting Life is on at 7.30pm.

On Saturday, 14, it is James Herriot’s Yorkshire at 2.30pm; A Boy, A Girl and A Bike at 5.30pm and Brideshead Revisited at 7.30pm.

Sunday, 15, starts with The Secret Garden at 5.30pm and then it is Brassed Off, which was filmed in South Yorkshire, at 7.30pm and all of the movies have a £3 per person entry fee.