Raworths is delighted to be supporting the Harrogate Film Festival (HFF) once again. Now in its third year, we have enjoyed watching the HFF team bring more creative events and ideas to the town and are anticipating an even more successful event in 2019.
Film is such an important medium that you only have to ask someone about their favourite movie to understand the impact this art form has. The beauty of the Film Festival is that it allows people to enjoy some classic movies in unusual venues, such as the historic Pump Rooms or North Bar, providing an opportunity to experience film in a new environment. These film experiences have been, in part, responsible for building the popularity of the festival over the last few years.
So, to celebrate our third year of involvement and the festival’s brilliant events, we asked a few members of staff to recall their own memorable film experiences - reminding us how film touches us all…
“My most memorable film experience was watching Limitless whilst on honeymoon in the Maldives. The resort had an outdoor film night under the stars, so they tied a sheet between two palm trees and pulled up a projector. It was wonderful watching the film with such an amazingly beautiful backdrop.
Another memory, slightly closer to home; I have wonderful memories of going to see each of the Harry Potter films with my Nan as soon as they were released at the cinema. I loved Harry Potter but no one else in my family did, so my Nan agreed to take me to the first one and she was hooked. She ended up coming with me to the first six films (up to Half-Blood Prince), but unfortunately, she passed away before the final two films were released. So, I made a point of going to the last two films in her memory.