City centre cinema disappears Into The Woods

9 Jan 2015 @ 5.12 pm
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What was once a state-of-the-art cinema has been transformed into a woodland glen as if in a fairy tale.

Into The Woods (PG)

City Screen, Coney Street, York

From Fri Jan 9 at 5.45pm

£10 for adults

City Screen website

City Screen off Coney Street is bedecked with boughs of ivy and is home to a mysterious creature sipping a cup of beautifully decorated coffee.

Spookily the transformation has only occurred as the cinema prepares to show Into The Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s musical take on legendary fairy tales.

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Dormouse, Emily Denison can’t resist a slice with a cup of coffee adorned by Fi Rowntree’s woodland coffee art
With Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Jonny Depp as the wolf that preys on Little Red Riding Hood, and James Corden and Emily Blunt as the baker and his wife, it’s a movie with a magical cast.

“The foyer is being transformed into a wooded glen with the help of designer, Mahlah Hall, and some of the characters are being brought to life by models from Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School – so mind you don’t step on a dormouse as you enter the cinema.”

– Dave Taylor, City Screen marketing manager

Keeping with the theme, the cinema’s café-bar has field mushroom soup and wild boar sausages with mustard mash and gravy, and Black Forest gateau on the menu.

Meanwhile the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has provided a woodland wildlife colouring competition for Saturday’s Kids’ Club.

And Dr Sketchy’s returns to The Basement of City Screen on Thursday, February 5 with a mix of eccentric characters to sketch based on Alice In Wonderland.