ON Sunday, 29th August people headed to Alston Moor for a movie premiere which organisers and guests have declared a huge success.

The musical, The Greatest Showman was shown on a huge inflatable screen on Tyne Willows recreation field in front of around 60 cars.

The Alston Gala committee made sure that the movie-goers had the full cinema experience with hot dogs, popcorn and other treats available. There was also a licensed bar and soft drinks for the designated drivers.

The film began at 8.30pm when it was dark enough and as the end credits rolled, the audience showed their appreciation by clapping, cheering and sounding their car horns.

The next day visitors took to Facebook and confirmed how much people had enjoyed the evening.

Alston Gala Chairman, Raymond Miller said: "It was a big gamble with only five weeks to organise the event, but with support from Cumbria County Council, Alston Moor Partnership, Alston Moor Parish Council and Alston Moor Film we managed to pull it off.

"We had an amazing turnout with about 60 cars and even some without. There were many people from Alston Moor, but there were others that had travelled from places such as Bardon Mill, Weardale, Allendale and even a couple visiting the area from Australia! There is definitely a demand for outdoor cinema here and we hope to do it all again in the future.

"It was a brilliant atmosphere and made all the hard work worthwhile. Thanks must go to Skylight Mobile Outdoor Cinema, who travelled all the way from Cornwall, also Claire Worboys, Alix Martin, Sarah Miller and the Alston gala committee, who without their help the event would not have happened. Most of all I want to thank the public who came from all over the North and made the night such a success."