Brechiners urged to show support for local cinema

Movie goers enjoy Home on the big screen
Movie goers enjoy Home on the big screen

Brechiners are being urged to make the most of the community cinema - or they could risk losing it due to a lack of support.

The Brechin Community Cinema group had set up monthly screenings at the City Hall but attendances haven’t been as high as organisers had hoped.

Ahead of the third screening, a spokesperson for the group, explained: “Despite having over 1000 Facebook likes and getting nothing but positive feedback we are not getting sufficient numbers through the door to support the Cinema long term.

“The Cinema was something that many Brechiners (and surrounding area) have wanted on a regular basis but for it to be viable long term we need numbers through the door.

“The margins are very tight and any variation of 10 or so tickets per film potentially makes the difference to being successful or not. We have had various sources of support from the council, local business and mobile film Scotland but the bottom line is we need to see an increase in numbers or we will not go be able to go beyond the June screening.”

The next screening takes place on Sunday, June 14. The first film screened is 2By2 at 1pm, followed by Avengers; Age of Ultron at 4pm and finally Far from the Madding Crowd at 7pm. Tickets cost £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and children 14 and under, and £20 for a family ticket (two adults/two children or one adult/three children).