It's not very often a film premiere is held in our region. But this weekend was an exception, as "Postman Pat: The Movie" made its northern debut in Kendal.
The original stories were set in the fictional village of Greendale which was based on the nearby village of Longsleddale. So it was a bit of a homecoming for Pat - but how has he stood the test of time?
Matthew Taylor went to find out:
The film is out in cinemas on Friday 23 May and has a cast including Stephen Mangan, David Tennant, Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint and of course Postman Pat's black and white cat, Jess.
The world premier of the Postman Pat movie is underway in Kendal.
The star of the film, actor Stephen Mangan, who provides Pat's voice, is among those at the showing. The original stories were set in the Lake District with the fictional village of Greendale based on Longsleddale near Kendal.
John Cunliffe opening a new library at Castle Park School in Kendal. He then read years 1 and 2 a story. When it came to question time he revealed that next year there'll be a 3D postman Pat film released.