ONE OF our next big releases just happens to be filmed locally in Keighley!

The Limehouse Golem, which is certificate 12a, is based on the novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem by Peter Ackroyd.

The film was written by Jane Goldman (Kingsman, The Woman in Black) and directed by Juan Carlos Medina (Painless).

This gothic Victorian murder mystery is set in the Limehouse district of London in 1880 where a series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical so-called Golem – must be responsible.

With a star cast includes names such as Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, and Douglas Booth, there is the potential for chills and thrills as we follow Inspector Kildaire (Bill Nighy) though the dark and eerie streets of 1880 London.

This is a place where death and sin lined every doorstep, from the misdemeanours of petty thieves to the vast criminal network operating in the area.

Will Kindaire succeed in cracking the case or has he been set up to fail?

A large part of the sets for this film were created for filming in Dalton Mills, Keighley. On the cobbles between the historic mill buildings the production crew created a realistic Victorian

street and a harbour side complete with cruise liner.

Inside, an entire floor of the atmospheric mill was transformed into a theatre complete with a golden stage and ornate decorations, and even a prison!

The producers also used local Keighley men, women and children of all ages for extras in the production. You never know, you may even recognise one or two of the faces, so keep an eye out!

Keeping on the local theme this week, I’d like to mention Keighley Film Club which shows a different film every month at the Picture House.

The Keighley Film Club will be returning with its new season of films which will start in September.

Their specialities include social documentaries, arthouse and independent films.

The Film Club showings are open to all, not just Film Club members.

However, Film Club membership comes with some great benefits which include money off tickets not just for the monthly film club showing but for all standard film screenings with us at the Picture House.

If you are interested in joining or want to find out more information, pop in and have a chat with one of our team at the cinema.

Alternatively you can visit for more information about membership and upcoming showings.

The Film Club recently arranged for the screening of Hunt For The Wilder People, a movie focusing on the issue of youthful rebellion and its fearful search for identity underneath.

Troublesome urban kid, Ricky moved to the countryside to live with foster parents, Hec and Bella, and after Bella died Ricky and Hec spark a manhunt when they run away.

Prior to this they hosted a screening of Jackie, a drama starring Natalie Portman which explored how President Kennedy’s wife reacted to his assassination.