A Frozen super fan from Marsden, near Huddersfield, has captured the hearts of cinema-goers with his extraordinary dedication to the beloved animated film. Paul Deakin, a 59-year-old former rail worker, recently spent 24 hours in just one week watching Frozen at his local Showcase Cinema de Lux Leeds. His marathon movie-going session was a celebration of the film’s re-release on the big screen, marking Disney’s 100th anniversary.
Paul’s devotion to Frozen is evident in his home, which he describes as a “shrine” to movies. Among his extensive collection, Frozen holds a special place, ranking in his top three favorite films alongside Wonder Woman and Star Wars. When he learned about the re-release, he wasted no time and secured tickets to every showing at his local cinema.
“There’s something about Frozen that’s magical. I love everything about it, the animation, the music, the story, the soundtrack – it’s an amazing film,” Paul shared enthusiastically. His excitement led him to attend both the 4.45pm and 7.25pm showings every day of the week, resulting in an impressive 24 hours spent in the cinema.
Despite the long hours, Paul remained enthralled with every viewing. “Every time I watched it, I noticed something different, whether it was something to do with the amazing soundtrack or an element of the script I hadn’t noticed before,” he said.
For Paul, the re-release provided an opportunity he missed a decade ago when the original Frozen hit theaters. Since falling in love with the franchise after watching the sequel in 2019, he has adorned his home with Frozen merchandise and large posters, proudly displaying his passion for the animated world.
Jon Dixon, UK Marketing Director at Showcase Cinemas, commended Paul’s dedication, stating, “Paul’s incredible dedication to Frozen is truly remarkable and a testament to the enduring magic of this beloved film. We’re thrilled to have played a part in his cinematic journey and are delighted to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary with fans like Paul.”
Paul’s story serves as a heartwarming reminder of the impact movies can have on individuals, transcending age and time, and bringing people together through the magic of storytelling.