Brechin Cinema to mark first anniversary

Movie goers enjoy Home on the big screen at the first cinema screening

Movie goers enjoy Home on the big screen at the first cinema screening

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Brechin’s community cinema will mark its one year anniversary of movie screenings this Sunday (April 24).

The group was set up last year by a volunteers to bring a taste of the Big Screen to Brechin. During the past year blockbuster hits like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and James Bond: Spectre has been shown, alongside popular films like the Sing-Along Frozen screening, the audience selected Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sunset Song, which was the first movie to completely sell out.

To create a more unique movie experience, the cinema has organised special events - including inviting speakers along to certain screenings and special guests, like the Minions and Spongebob Square pants.

Ahead of their one year anniversary, Graham Donald, chairman of the cinema group, has thanked those who have made the cinema possible. He said: “None of what we have achieved would not be possible if it were not for those who sponsored us in the beginning; Brymers Butchers, GA Moir Jewellers and Print Matters. Since then we have had further support from Plus One Newsagent, Occasions, Portuguesa, Charlottes Chocolates, FilmMobile Scotland and funding from NHS Innovation Fund.

“All these businesses’ input has been greatly appreciated and very welcome in the first year of us finding our feet. We have ambitions to own our equipment which will allow greater flexibility in when, what and where we show films going forward – this is something we will be working on in the coming months.

“It would remiss of me not to mention our volunteers who have been an ever present in manning the hall and putting on a range of costumes in the name of fundraising. A thank you also should go to the audiences who have turned up on a regular basis and ensured we are economically viable – we look forward to bring more films with perhaps a few thrown in that are a little off the beaten track.”

This weekend the cinema will be screening Kung Fu Panda at 1pm, followed by Batman v Superman at 3.30pm and Hail Caesar at 7pm.