Community cinema look to add to movie experience

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

Despite having a month off, Brechin Community Cinema have been busy attending various events to promote the cinema project and raise additional funds.

The funds raised by the group are going towards added extras to ensure the cinema experience in the town is more memorable than you would normally get at the Multiplexs.

As part of that bid, the cinema group have arranged for some special guests to arrive in the town ahead of their cinema showings on Sunday (August 9).

A spokesman for the group explained: “We will have the Minions visiting on Saturday (August 8) where they will be in and around the city centre, before going up to the Glebe to cheer on Brechin City.”

On Sunday, there will once again be the usual three films screened at the City Hall, starting with The Minions (U) at 1pm, followed by Jurassic World (12A) at 4 and Mr Holmes (PG) at 7pm.

The spokesman added: “We have managed to keep our ticket price at £6 for adults and £5 for children and concession. Please note that for the time being we have had to withdraw the family ticket and are currently not selling tickets from various outlets. Both these decisions were made in an effort to maximise our financial resources. However, should our finances improve, then we will explore reintroducing these.”

The group also revealed that monthly screenings at the City Hall are booked up right through to March next year, and will feature films such as ‘Mission Impossible,’ ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E’ and ‘Spectre,’ the latest Bond movie. The February screening falls on Valentine’s Day and organisers are exploring the possibility of showing a classic romantic film in the evening slot.

The spokesman continued: “We continue to work hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to provide Brechin with a cinema experience. This effort is rewarded by those who attend and particularly those who keep coming back using the Cinema.

“Our screenings to date have also provided an opportunity for local groups to operate a tuck shop as a fund raiser. The Attic will be providing the tuck shop for the screening this Sunday. If any other group would like this same opportunity please get in touch.

“As with all community initiatives we rely heavily on volunteers and without them we would not be able to have our Cinema and for that project is forever grateful. Audience numbers have been steady and we are pleased that we are providing an experience that has resulted in quite a number who have attended a film on each previous screening day. We still have plenty of room for others - the larger and more regular the audience, the more likely that the cinema will become more self sufficient and continue.”

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