Birthday show for cult film

PA File Photo of Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music. See PA Feature TRAVEL Salzburg. Picture credit should read: Twentieth Century Fox/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TRAVEL Salzburg.

PA File Photo of Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music. See PA Feature TRAVEL Salzburg. Picture credit should read: Twentieth Century Fox/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature TRAVEL Salzburg.

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Iconic musical The Sound of Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and the Brighouse Cinema is joining in the party by showing the film on Thursday May 28 at the Civic Hall.

The blockbuster, a winner of five Oscars, is set in the war years and coincides with the Brighouse 1940s Weekend on June 6 and 7.

This masterpiece of storytelling, wrapped up in the beautiful music and words of Rodgers and Hammerstein has entertained young and old since 1965.

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are perfectly matched as Maria and Captain Von Trapp and remain close friends to this day.

The film, famous for such classic songs as Sixteen Going on Seventeen and My Favourite Things, is based on the writings of Maria von Trapp who detailed how her family escaped Austria when it was ruled by the Nazis.

Much of the film was shot in Salzburg and the Salzburg Lake District. Many locations in the movie are instantly recognisable to fans, including the Leopoldskron Castle, now a 67-room hotel, which was used as the Von Trapp residence in the film.

Built on the banks of the river Salzach, Salzburg obtained its original wealth as the name implies from the salt mines which abound in the area.

Not far away is Ober Salzburg and the Eagles Nest where Adolph Hitler had his summer quarters.

To the north are the pretty little towns of St Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, Mondsee and Hallstadt and, of course the mountains providing a backdrop to these very picturesque places.

It is the city where Mozart was born, though some might argue that even his popularity has been rivalled by this extraordinary film.

lMeal deals are available which with the cinema ticket cost from £10 per person.

Tickets are available on line at - Ticketsource or from Ryecorn Wholefoods, Harrison Lord and Simply Flowers.

If you like the film and the scenery, you may like to join a tour in 2016 to Salzburg and Vienna. Contact the above to be put on the list of persons interested.