Bramley Baths calls in the Ghostbusters: Swim-Along-Cinema to screen cult film in the 109 year old pool.
I Love West Leeds Festival and Bramley Baths are teaming up for a spooky swim-along-cinema this October 27th at 7.30pm. Ghostbusters (PG) will be screened in West Leeds’s one and only temporary swimema, creating an interactive cinema experience for all ages to begin a week of half term activities that coincide with Halloween. The cult film features Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Sigourney Weaver; a city full of hauntings and ectoplasm, and a giant, possessed marshmallow. It will be shown to audiences swimming in the pool and watching from the poolside.
Over the course of 109 years, Bramley Baths has been a working foundry, as well as a public bathhouse before it was taken over by the community, and tens of thousands of people have passed through it during that time. It is currently used by 1400 people each week to gym, swim, steam and socialize. One of the ambitions of Bramley Baths now that it is managed by the community is to combine health and fitness with fun, and establish new social experiences that are high quality, accessible and affordable.
This is the second of two swim-along-cinema events created in 2013 with support from Community First, a national funding scheme to benefit deprived communities in the UK. It follows on from I Love West Leeds’s previous events at Bramley Baths, including a floating orchestra (Water Music 2009) and an underwater art exhibition (Submerged 2012).
The event is supported by volunteers from Friends of Bramley Baths, and a technical team from Anything Audio, who will be submerging speakers in the pool so that audiences can hear the ghosts coming 6 times faster than they would listening only above the water.
Ghostbusters (PG) – Sunday 27 October, 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm). Adult £5.00 / Children £3.00 (Swim or dry seats available). Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Jane Earnshaw, Festival Director of I Love West Leeds Festival said: “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts! We’re looking forward to rolling out the red carpet with Bramley Baths for a spooky swimema, especially after the response to Jaws screened in the pool in March this year. We were impressed by the fearless response of the audience to Jaws, so we’re looking forward to mixing swimming with the supernatural – though we’re still not sure if ghosts can swim?”
Danny Whiteley, Manager of Bramley Baths said: “We can’t wait to bring Ghostbusters here and to work with I Love West Leeds Festival again. I’m confident the lifeguards are ready for anything – even ghosts – but audiences should prepare for a really fun experience and loads of participation during the film, because this is going to be nothing like a regular trip to a cinema.”