'Young Timers' in for a treat with Nanny McPhee tomorrow

DUBAI — Come tomorrow, all roads will lead to the Grand Cineplex next to Grand Hyatt, Dubai. Lucky Young Times subscribers will get the privilege to watch Nanny McPhee from 9.15am.

By Raziqueh Hussain (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Thu 3 Apr 2008, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:45 PM

Three theatres in the cineplex have been specially booked for them.

There was a huge turnout of Young Timers to collect the attractive tickets which were given out to the subscribers on a first-come-first-serve basis and some had to return disappointed.

The Young Times movie show is an eagerly awaited annual event. The subscribers troop in excited not only about the movie, but also to get hold of the goody bags provided to them.

This time around, they are all set to watch the coolest Nanny of the decade, Nanny McPhee, which has the lovable Emma Thompson playing the title role, opposite Colin Firth and Kelly Macdonald.

In this magical and witty fable, Thompson portrays a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr Brown (Firth) and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children.

The children, led by the oldest boy Simon, have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies and are certain that they will have no trouble with this one.

But as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behaviour now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences.

As the children's behaviour begins to change, Nanny McPhee's arresting face and frame appear to change as well, creating even more questions about this mysterious stranger whom the children have come to love.

The film is strictly for youngsters, so parents please stay away. No adults will be allowed inside the movie hall. Also, those below six years will be allowed to enter only if they are accompanied by an older sibling or a friend.

And, unlike in previous years, the goody bags will be handed out to the Young Timers after the movie screening. Yes, there are bags and bags of goodies.

The sponsors are Delinut, Tiffany, Weetabix, NFI, Baskin Robbins, Giordano Junior, Safa, 106.2 Hum Fm Gulf Films and Grand Cinemas.

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