The Dads Army Movie Finally Comes to Town
In just over a weeks time the Dads Army Movie will be opening in cinemas across the country.
Many newspapers are already predicting that the Dads Army Movie will herald a new revival of tourism in Bridlington.
The main areas where filming took place were in Bridlington. The Bridlingon Old Town High Street was transformed into the set of Walmington on Sea for the Dads Army Movie.
Shops and premises on the Bridlington High Street were turned into sets for the filming. The Old Town Gallery was turned into the undertakers premises and a tea shop was created. Additionally the local pub had a change of name and signage for the Dads Army Movie.
Until now Bridlington Old Town has been best known for its exemplary fish and chips, the faded glamour of its seaside resorts. The 600-year-old claim to fame of being visiting by Henry V and not forgetting the 900 year old Priory Church.
As of 2016, the modest streets of Bridlington, Yorkshire, are set to become the latest must-visit destination, after it was selected to bring Dads Army Movie back to life.
Bridlington’s Old Town is to star in the remake of Dad’s Army, the new British blockbuster starring the toast of Hollywood.
And just as Downton Abbey caused a tourist boom at Highclere Castle, Poldark inspired an influx of visitors to Cornwall, and Wolf Hall boosted the National Trust’s coffers. So the residents of Yorkshire hope Dad’s Army will put it firmly on the map.
The film, starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Sir Michael Gambon and Catherine Zeta Jones, was filmed almost entirely on location in the resorts of Yorkshire. From the historic towns to the pristine coastline masquerading as the White Cliffs of Dover.
The main thing to remember about the Dads Army Movie, however, is – Don’t Panic. But whatever you do when you get to the box office to book your seats to watch the Dads Army Movie – ‘Don’t tell them your name Pike’!