Maltings box office records smashed

A film chronicling the life of former Berwick resident the late Eric Lomax has smashed box office records at his home town cinema.

The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, has been seen by more than 4,000 cinemagoers - almost double the previous record for a film at The Maltings.

It tells the harrowing and inspirational tale of a young soldier brutally tortured by the Japanese during World War Two and the remarkable reconciliation he had years later with his interrogator.

The last of 16 scheduled screenings took place last Thursday. However, due to overwhelming demand and an endless stream of daily enquiries at the box office, The Maltings has added two final screenings on April 30 at 1pm and 7.30pm.

That will bring the total number of screenings to 18 and a projected total number of tickets sold to well over 4,500.