Brechin community cinema getting ready for Saturday night at the movies

Brechin's City Hall

Brechin's City Hall

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Brechin community cinema is preparing to screen its first three films as the doors open to the town’s cinema on Saturday (April 11).

The community cinema, which has been set up in partnership with FilmMobile Scotland, will see three movies screened at the City Hall.

The first movie, Home, will be shown at 1 p.m., followed by The Shaun the Sheep movie at 4 p.m. and the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the movies are available from a number of local outlets at the moment, but Mark Arbuthnott, treasurer for the group, explained: “There will be tickets available on the door, but they are selling well - especially for the 7 p.m. showing - so it is worth getting them in advance.

“Due to insurance constraints we are limited to 250 tickets per film.”

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £5 concession/children and family tickets cost £20 (two adults and two children or one adult and three children). Tickets can be bought from Denis’s (Montrose Street), NewsPlus (St David Street), Hendry’s (Swan Street), Black’s (Clerk Street) and The Wee Market (Edzell). There will be a tuck shop, run by Brechin Rugby Club. The cinema group plan to have a rota of local organisation to run the tuck shop at each event.

The cinema group, which along with Mark consist of Graham Donald (chair), Linsay Arbuthnott (secretary) and David McQueen (vice-chair) and a number of volunteer committee members, is liaising with pupils aged 16 and over at Brechin High who are undertaking the Saltire Awards to provide volunteering opportunities.

The cinema also has its own section on the FilmMobile Scotland website, www.filmmobilescotland.co.uk/venues/brechin, which details future films. The next movie screening is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, with Spongebob Square Pants the Movie (1 p.m.), Cinderella (4 p.m.) and The Water Diviner (7 p.m.) lined up to show.