Derry has been hit with '50 Shades' fever.

Thousands of women, and quite a few men, hit the local cinemas in recent days to see the long-awaited 50 Shades of Grey movie.

The film, which is based on the best-selling books, has received mixed reviews.

Derry News reporter Sinead Harkin was among the first people to see the movie at the Brunswick Moviebowl on Friday afternoon.

Her review is in tomorrow's paper and also includes the opinions of other cinema-goers.

Pictured above are some of the lucky ladies who were also among the first to see the film.

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