Pilgrim’s Progress on the big screen for another weekend in Bedford

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The Pilgrim's Progress film poster

This weekend, Bedfordians have another chance to catch the animated version of the Pilgrim’s Progress on the big screen.

Following several sell out screenings of the recently released film, VUE Bedford have added another showing this Saturday (16 November).

Campaigners – backed by the Bedford Independent – successfully lobbied VUE Bedford to screen the film in Bunyan’s home town following its release on 25 October.

Read: Peoples’ progress as John Bunyan film gets Bedford screening

VUE Bedford ran screenings on the weekend of 2 November and followed that with additional dates the following weekend.

This Saturday will see another showing, at 12.15pm at Riverside Bedford.


John Bunyan campaigners and the Mayor at VUE Bedford
John Bunyan campaigners and the Mayor at VUE Bedford

The Pilgrim’s Progress was originally published in 1678 and was written by John Bunyan while he was incarcerated in Bedford Gaol.

It is widely believed to be one of the most significant works of Christian literature, has been translated into 200 languages and has never – in 341 years – been out of print.

The enduring popularity of the book and its author have meant that hundreds of tourists flock to Bedford from all over the world each year to visit sites significant to his life.

Moot Hall and Elstow Abbey in Elstow alongside the John Bunyan Museum on Mill Street are popular destinations for visitors seeking to find out more about the writer and preacher.

You can book tickets to Saturday’s performance here.