Batman and Shrek head for Norfolk village

Batman and Shrek will soon be regular visitors to a Broadland village as the organisers behind a proposed �4,000 community cinema start to overcome their last unusual hurdle - snagged stockings.

Batman and Shrek will soon be regular visitors to a Broadland village as the organisers behind a proposed �4,000 community cinema start to overcome their last unusual hurdle - snagged stockings.

All that is stopping Ludham, near Great Yarmouth, from getting its large screen cinema are wooden chairs that end up laddering women's tights.

A �4,000 grant has been submitted to the Norfolk Community Council to buy 80 comfortable chairs for the Church Room by St Catherine's Church.

Once the chairs are purchased then the projectors can start rolling at the Ludham film club - which aims to show the latest blockbusters on its �4,000 cinema equipment at least once a month.


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Ken Grapes, the church warden at St Catherine's, said the new chairs were needed as the old ones presented a problem for some of the room users. He said: 'They kept laddering all the ladies' stockings.'

Villagers will be given a say in which films should be shown.

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Mr Grapes said: 'They are 1,400 people in Ludham who have 1,400 individual tastes on films.'

The cinema club, which is being set up by Churches Together in Ludham, is the latest stage of the major refurbishment of the Church Rooms which saw residents raise money for a new kitchen and fittings following a snub from the National Lottery.

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