A RHYL cinema will be championing 100 years of women's suffrage by screening a double bill of films .

The Wicked Cinema, at the Little Theatre, will be offering two screenings in celebration of women in film on Friday, March 9 including Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis at 10am followed by Sarah Gavron's Suffragette at 7pm, hosted by the AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones.

Iranian animated film Presepolis - the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner- follows a young girl’s coming of age in 1979 revolutionary Iran.

Wicked Cinema, in partnership with Into Film, is offering the screening to pupils of Rhyl schools for free, and is also encouraging audience members to write reviews of their experience.

Rhiannon Hughes, organiser of the event said: "After starting the Rhyl Wicked Cinema almost a year ago we are pleased to be developing a more diverse programme of films working with partners including local schools, Rhyl College, Into Film, Film Hub Wales and Ffilm Cymru Wales "

Following the 10am screening, audience members for 2015's Suffragette will have the opportunity to join Mrs Jones for an Equali-TEA session before the screening at 6pm, where they can discuss 100 years of the women's vote with the Assembly Member.

Mr Jones said: "I am delighted to join the partnership with Wicked Wales to celebrate International Womens Day.

"By screening the film Suffragette and to hosting an Equali-TEA I hope highlight and discuss issues that still need women to become involved in public life."

Tickets for Suffragettes are £3, with concessions or £4 including tea or coffee at Equali-TEA with Mrs Jones and can be booked by visiting rhyllittletheare.co.uk.

Schools wishing to book Persepolis can find can book via intofilm.org.