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Centenarian's birthday film treat

Queenie Walsh
Queenie Walsh called To Kill A Mockingbird the best film she had seen

A lifelong film fan is to have a screening of her choice at a Cardiff cinema to mark her 100th birthday.

Queenie Walsh, from Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, has selected the 1962 classic To Kill A Mockingbird to watch with friends and family.

Mrs Walsh had her first date with her future husband in a picture hall.

The Chapter Arts Centre said it was delighted to hand the cinema for her big day "and we thoroughly agree with her choice of film."

Mrs Walsh said: "I've always loved the cinema, but I don't like nasty horrors films or silly comedies.

"I like something romantic and with a story - To Kill A Mockingbird is the best film I've ever seen."

Speaking of her first encounter with her late husband Carl, she explained: "I said I'd meet him outside the Empire, then if I didn't like the look of him or he didn't have a box of chocolates under his arm I wasn't going to get off the tram.

"But I was lucky, he did have a box of chocolates. We saw Joan Crawford in Chained."

A spokesman for Chapter said: "We are delighted to hand the cinema over to Queenie for her big day and we thoroughly agree with her choice of film."

To Kill A Mockingbird, an adaptation of the Pulitzer prizewinning novel by Harper Lee, starred Gregory Peck and won three Oscars.



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