New app to help theatre bookings as venue launches holiday screenings

Frankenweenie, shown at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.

Frankenweenie, shown at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre.

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Film and theatre fans can now have easy access to Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre’s listings from their phone after the launch of a free new mobile app – just in time for the half-term break.

The theatre, a 170-seat auditorium in the library building, hosts events on most days, ranging from film screenings, stage plays, music, comedy, kids’ shows and more.

There are also special events such as daytime parent and baby film screenings; relaxed screenings – designed to welcome those on the autism spectrum – plus London West End shows and premieres, beamed live from the capital and in high-definition to the large auditorium screen.

The easy-to-use app, created by my-theatre.com, allows customers to see what’s on, view trailers, select events and book tickets easily, all from a compatible mobile device, at any time of the day or night. Customers can download the free app by searching for ‘Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre’ via either the iTunes app store or Google Play.

Once downloaded, customers can use the app to book tickets for a wide variety of events including two special half-term screenings to keep the kids entertained during their break from school.

First up on Friday, October 30 at 2pm is Disney Pixar’s animated Inside Out (run time 102 mins) – a story about the colourful emotions that live in a young girl’s mind. There is also a relaxed screening of the film on Wednesday, October 28, at 2pm.

On Saturday, October 31, there is a Halloween-themed story time in the library at 10am, limited to 25 tickets, followed by a special showing of Frankenweenie at 11am upstairs in the theatre, with a full allocation of tickets available. Directed by Tim Burton, Frankenweenie is an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story for kids and adults (run time 87 mins). Fancy dress is optional - however old you are.

Tickets for both screenings are £5.45 (£4.20 concessions) or £4 for the front row.

Customers without a mobile device on which to download the app can still book tickets and view all of the other current theatre listings on our webpage at: www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk. Or, alternatively, further information and assistance is available by phone on 0300 300 8125 or email at lbtboxoffice@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk