A MOVIE cafe owner stepped back to the Ice Age and into a Waterworld when he took up a charity challenge.
Adam Bouabda, who runs Flix Movie Cafe, in Church Square, Hartlepool, wasn’t singing in the rain as he endured the ice bucket challenge.
He had not one but two large bins of water and dozens of ice cubes showered on him from the window above Flix, much to the delight of a crowd of about 30 people, including staff from the neighbouring Ranch House cafe.
Adam, 33, had been nominated for the craze by his sister Lisa Dodds and friend Ben Auty.
He in turn nominated his wife Hayley, his dad Krimo Bouabda, James Campbell and Joe Hoey, who has just moved to America from Hartlepool.
Budding film-maker Adam said: “It took my breath away, I couldn’t breathe.
“I was struggling and I knew there was another bucket coming.
“And they weren’t buckets, they were actually bins.
“And because we have got the ice machine at Flix, we emptied that four times, filling the bins to the brim.
“It hurt, but it was good fun.”
Adam used his challenge to donate to the ALS/MND motor neurone disease charity.
Adam said he enjoyed dunking Nick Banks, MC of Ribticklers Comedy Club based at Flix, afterwards.