Dad’s Army to premiere in Bridlington

Dad's Army movie poster
Dad's Army movie poster

The Dad’s Army film – which was shot in location in the East Riding and North Yorkshire – gets its regional premiere at Bridlington Spa two days ahead of its general release nationwide.

The movie will be screened in front of an invite-only audience on Wednesday February 3.

Shot at a number of locations in Yorkshire, including Cloughton, Ryedale, Beverley, Bridlington, including the Old Town, Flamborough and Whitby, residents and visitors flocked to catch a glimpse of filming in action.

The sitcom features stars include Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Blake Harrison and Bill Paterson. Some of the crew and stars stayed in Scarborough during the filming, with Nighy strolling around Scarborough and Zeta-Jones shopping in Whitby.

The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard patrol the Dover coast in the event of a beach invasion. Set in 1944, filming of the sitcom began in Yorkshire in October 2014.

People from North Yorkshire also feature in the film, including a Scout group from Pickering taking parting.

Dad's Army filming in Old Town, Bridlington NBFP PA1446-16p

Dad's Army filming in Old Town, Bridlington NBFP PA1446-16p

Dad’s Army will premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London on January 26 – and be available to the general public in cinemas from February 5.

This includes Bridlington Forum, Hollywood Plaza, Scarborough, Pocklington Arts Centre and Parkway, Beverley.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, is screening the film from Monday February 22 until Wednesday March 2. It is on at the Pavilion in Whitby from 19 to 25 February.