Lights, cameras, Oldham as Movie Trail takes visitors around town centre

OLDHAM Town Centre is looking forward to the opening of the flagship ODEON cinema later this year and has created a fun Movie Trail for visitors to take part in.

Vintage 55 03There are 11 businesses around the Town Centre with movie-themed window displays and to win all you need to do is find them before Saturday, August 13.

If you are lucky enough to win you will receive a family ticket for four to a screening of your choice when the Old Town Hall opens later this year.

Organised by the Town Centre Partnership, the Movie Trail has been an opportunity for businesses to pick up some tips on making great window displays.

Artist Claire Louise Mather has worked closely with the individual businesses to create each of the bespoke window installations.

Each display incorporates a famous film – from Casino Royale to Cinderella – that reflects the individual businesses.

The artworks have been created using Claire’s usual medium of textiles and machine stitch and incorporates locally produced wools.

Clues to locate all of the window displays are included on the entry form for the prize draw, which is available from the Town Centre Team Office, Albion Street, or participating businesses.

The prize draw will see one winner chosen at random from all of the entries that correctly name the 11 businesses.

Oldham Council is currently creating an 800-seat, seven-screen ODEON cinema in the Old Town Hall.

The development will include six restaurants, including Nandos and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, and will open later in the year.

Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “We’re all looking forward to the opening of the Old Town Hall and so we were keen to incorporate a film theme into this year’s Town Centre trail.

“The windows look great and are a must for movie-lovers of all ages during the summer holidays.

“I encourage everyone to explore the different parts of the Town Centre on the Movie Trail and the fantastic businesses that have taken part.”

Have you found a film-themed display in a business’ window in the Town Centre? Post it on social media using #LightsCameraOldham

For more information go online to or call our Town Centre Team on 0161 770 4516.


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