Le Mans '66 was our Cineworld Secret Screening – discover the reactions

Oscar winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale took pole position during last night's Cineworld Secret Screening of racing drama Le Mans '66.

Directed by Logan film-maker James Mangold, it recounts the titanic automotive struggle between Ford designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the might of Ferrari. The movie is based on fact as Shelby seeks to build a car that will defeat the Italian powerhouse at the 24 Hour of Le Mans race in France. To that end, Shelby enlists the help of maverick British racing driver Ken Miles (Bale).

The movie has already been well received by critics and may be in line for Oscar nominations come January. So what did Cineworlders make of it? This was our first secret screening open to all members of the public, not just Unlimited, and many people reacted with excitement to the movie, including Emma @ The Movies.

Top Duck says racing fans will love the movie.

Leanne admits that as a non-car enthusiast, she found the movie to be a gripping experience.

Sue Ginda lauds the powerhouse duo of Damon and Bale.

JuliaLovesRain89 agrees, praising the performances.

William Kennedy is tipping the movie for Oscar success.

Rotting Corpse of Darren Clay isn't the only person to pick up on Bale's Brummie accent...

Sam says director James Mangold stages the racing sequences with flair.

Andy W praises the film's insight into this pioneering racing partnership.

By contrast, Gillarms struggled to get involved in the narrative.

We'll end with this response from Christopher Edward, who seems to speak for a lot of other audience members.

Didn't get to attend last night's screening? Well, the good news is Le Mans '66 is released in Cineworld cinemas on the 15th of November.

If you were lucky enough to attend last night, tweet us your reactions @Cineworld and using #SecretScreening.