CIVIC leaders have applauded the first ever outside cinema screening in Tenbury.

Hundreds of people got into the spooky spirit over the weekend and took part in Halloween events across the Malvern Hills District.

Tenbury’s first outdoor cinema event was held at the Burgage.

Almost 250 people attended the two screenings of the popular Halloween flick Hocus Pocus.

The event was organised by Ludwig Arts and funded by ERDF Welcome Back Fund, which is administered by Malvern Hills District Council.

Cllr Lesley Bruton, Ward Member for Tenbury Wells at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “I should like to say a thank you to Ludwig Theatre Arts for organising Tenbury’s first outdoor cinema event, which was extremely successful,” said Lesley Burton, recently elected as an Independent councillor for Tenbury on Malvern Hills District Council.

“The screening of Hocus Pocus under a magical starlit Halloween night sky, was attended by 250 people and was a very enjoyable family event.”