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Beehives may be all the rage in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on Saturday 8 August ahead of a special outdoor cinema screening of popular musical film Hairspray in the town's Castle Grounds.

Stylists at the Rage hairdressing salon in King Street plan to dress up for the event and are already getting into the spirit of the swinging sixties with the iconic beehive hairdo, as sported by the film's main character TracyTurnblad.

Hairspray, Tamworth Information Centre, Tamworth Castle grounds
Try a 60s look for outdoor cinema experience


Salon manager of three years, Fallon Hill, tried the classic retro style on model Emma Smith, who then hit the streets to spread the word about the summer evening screening on August 8 .

Fancy dress is definitely encouraged for this year's outdoor cinema event which is returning for a third summer following sell-out success in previous years.

This year audiences are invited to enjoy musical treat Hairspray, made in 2007, followed by supernatural slasher horror A Nightmare on Elm Street, which will be shown on a giant screen.

Hairspray, Tamworth Castle Grounds, Tamworth Information Centre, outdoor cinema
Tamworth Castle Grounds to be outdoor cinema venue


Singing and dancing will be the order of the day for Hairspray, which will be shown at 9.15pm.The 2007 remake stars JohnTravolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Nikki Blonsky and Queen Latifah and is one of the most commercially successful musical films of the last decade.

The film tells the story of Baltimore teenager TracyTurnblad as she auditions for a TV show and discovers an unfair segregation between black and white dancers.

Hairspray is rated PG and has a running time of 117 minutes.

Hairspray, Rage salon, Tamworth Castle Grounds
Model Emma Smith demonstrates her Hairspray beehive


People are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment as tickets will not be available on the gate.

Anyone booking before July 31 can take advantage of an early bird discountprice of 8 per screening. After that date tickets will cost 10 per screening. A transaction fee of 1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.

Tamworth Castle Grounds, Hairspray, outdoor cinema
Bring your popcorn and blankets to Castle Grounds


Cinema-goers are invited to take warm blankets, seating and picnics, although food and drink will be on sale during both events, including a licensed bar. Gates open 15 minutes prior to each screening.

Tickets are available online at www.tamworthassemblyrooms.co.uk,in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Corporation Street, or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618.
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Why? Get out the fancy dress and popcorn for an outdoor cinema experience i
When: Saturday 8 August
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Castle Grounds, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 7NA
Cost: 8 in advance plus 1 booking fee before July 31, 10 on the day
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