Sir Stanley Matthews celebrated on the big screen in Stoke

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Sir Stanley Matthews’ life will be played out on the big screen in Stoke-on-Trent to celebrate the city’s greatest footballer.

The Flaxman film theatre on College Road, Shelton, will be showing a documentary films charting Sir Stanley Matthew’s career in the centenary week of his birth, including his last ever interview.

Sir Stanley is captured on cinema newsreels from the 1930s through to 1965 and he himself gives insight into his best moments.

The evening, this Wednesday (February 4), will open with the special premiere of the new animated film “Thank You Stan”.

It is a film by international animator Tony White, who created the Pink Panther movie title sequences.

There will also be tributes from football legends including Tom Finney, Nat Lofthouse, Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves, Brian Clough and Gordon Banks.

Recorded interviews with the famous footballer will also be featured, along with a tribute from Archbishop Desmond Tutu enthusing about Sir Stan at the Britannia Stadium.

The screenings are free entry and will take place at 7.45pm in the Flaxman film theatre, on Staffordshire University’s College Road campus.

There will also be a bar open from 7pm and free parking opposite the theatre.

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