Big screen showing of Royals’ big day

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OVER two billion people from around the world are expected to watch the wedding of the decade later this month.

But how many can say in years to come that they saw the historic event unfold on the big screen?

Well, for the people of Levenmouth, that option is a distinct reality because the Regent Community Cinema secured permission from the BBC to show its coverage.

What’s more – the event promises to be a right Royal knees up!

Cinema spokesperson Sandra McKean said: “We’ve had people come up to us asking if it would be okay if they get dressed up for the event.

“We don’t expect everybody to do that but those who want to get into the fun of it should get on their posh hat and posh frock!

“We hope there will be a party atmosphere.”

Prince William will tie the knot with Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29 and the BBC will capture every minute of the pomp and pageantry.

Although the wedding ceremony takes place at 11am, the Regent expects to show the coverage from 10 am and “just go with it” as the day unfolds.

The fact that entry to the cinema for the Royal Wedding will be free should guarantee the party gets off to a good start.

“A condition of securing approval to show the event from the BBC was that we couldn’t charge people to come and watch it,” explained Mrs McKean.

“In fact, we had to spend money installing a satellite dish and HD equipment specifically for the event – but that’s what being a community cinema is all about.”

Refreshments will also be available and that night, in keeping with the Royal theme, the Regent will be re-showing ‘The King’s Speech’.

“It was very popular and I’m sure there will still be people who want to see it,” said Mrs McKean.