You shall go to the ball! This March Tyneside Cinema and Seven Stories, National Centre For Children’s Books are giving families in Newcastle a chance to meet a ‘real’ princess at a special screening of Disney’s brand new live action film adaptation of Cinderella.

 This new version of the classic story is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Downton Abbey’s Lily James as the poor Ella who is left at the mercy of her cruel Stepmother (played by the Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett) after her father unexpectedly dies. But a meeting with dashing stranger (Game Of Thrones' Richard Madden) and a kindly beggar woman with a magic touch (Helena Bonham Carter on Fairy Godmother duties) could make our heroine a shoe-in for a happy ending...

To celebrate the release of the new fairy tale film, Seven Stories will be inviting Cinderella along to the 12:45 matinee screening of the movie at the Tyneside Cinema on Saturday 28 March. Cinders will welcome ticket holders before the film starts and then treat them to a reading of a special story and craft activities after the film.

Seven Stories’ Marketing & Digital Co-Ordinator, Lauren Regan-Ingram said:

Seven Stories are thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Tyneside Cinema to celebrate the live-action adaptation of Cinderella. We hope you can join us, and Cinderella herself, to enjoy this dazzling new film as well as craft activities inspired by the story. Just make sure you are home before midnight…”

Families can get tickets for the film for just £4 per person when they join up to be members of the special Moving Stories membership, which is available from the Tyneside Cinema box office and Seven Stories reception.

The card can also be used to get a free child’s day ticket with a full paying adult to see Moving Stories – Children’s Books from Page to Screen, Seven Stories current exhibition showcasing innovative and influential film and television adaptations inspired by children’s books. This exhibition runs until 19 April 2015.

Tyneside Cinema's Programme Manager Jonny Tull said:

"We love working with Seven Stories to create fantastic family events at the Tyneside Cinema. This special show looks set to be another dazzling one for the Cinema.”

Cinderella opens at Tyneside Cinema from Friday 27 March 2015. All screenings will also feature the Disney short Frozen Fever, a follow-up to the box office smash-hit Frozen.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked in person at the Tyneside Cinema box office, by calling 0845 217 9909 or by visiting www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/cinderella.

Moving Stories – Children’s Books from Page to Screen exhibition runs at Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books until Sunday 19 April 2015. After this date Seven Stories will be closing for a refurbishment and will re-open in mid-July with a packed programme for families.

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