A SPECIAL film event will be held in York as part of this year’s Beer and Cider Festival.

City Screen Picturehouse and the Yorkshire Film Archive have teamed up to create the film show which is themed around beer, pubs and brewing in the region.

The YFA has compiled a 90-minute screening of archive footage which looks at the county’s brewing history, iconic watering holes and the characters that frequented them.

Dave Taylor, marketing manager at City Screen, said: “We wanted to bring to our audiences a more localised feature to coincide with the end of this year’s York Beer Festival. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy some reels of Yorkshire ‘beer’ film combined with a real ale or two from The Riverside Café-Bar.”

YFA’s archive manager Graham Relton will present the film, which includes the opening of the King William IV pub at the Castle Museum by TV star Barbara Kelly in 1963, the Magnet Cup at York Racecourse from the same year, sponsored by John Smith’s, and a film about the campaign to save the John Bull pub in Layerthorpe in the 1990s.

Graham said: “The screening is a great mix that celebrates the popular Yorkshire pastime of beer – whether it’s the brewing process at Hammond’s, Timothy Taylor’s or Samuel Smith’s, footage of the iconic Woolpack pub in the mid-1980s, New Year’s Eve celebrations in the ’thirties or a dreaded post-war beer shortage – there should be something to suit everyone’s taste.”

The screening will be held on Sunday, September 22, at City Screen, Coney Street, at 6.15pm.

Tickets can be booked from the City Screen Box Office, on 0871 902 5726, or at picturehouses.co.uk/york