EIGHTY-five years after the doors opened for the very first time, the owners of Evesham’s art deco Regal cinema re inviting customers to join them for a special celebratory evening to mark the occasion.

The 85th anniversary celebrations will take place on Tuesday, October 10, at the 7.30pm screening of The Limehouse Golem, starring Regal favourite, Bill Nighy.

Customers will receive a glass of Prosecco on arrival and can visit at an archive photo exhibition in the cinema’s circle bar before watching archive video footage on the big screen.

Customers can then settle for a screening of the hit murder mystery in which Bill Nighy leads a fine cast as a detective assigned to solve the case of a serial killer on the loose in Victorian London. Guests can also buy a collectable souvenir programme and limited edition prints and postcards.

Ian Wiper, managing director of the Regal, said: “The phenomenal support we received from members of the local community during the refurbishment project, and the ongoing support we have received since reopening, proves how integral the Regal is to Evesham.

"We’re looking forward to celebrating 85 years of this beautiful building held at the heart of the Evesham community and hope our customers will join in with our celebrations.”

Tickets for the special 85th anniversary event are charged at the standard ticket price and are available at theregal.ac or by calling 01386 421007.