Cinema to screen movies in April

It’s all systems go for Brechin Community Cinema’s first screening, following a meeting with Angus Council to secure the use of the City Hall.

The idea for a community cinema was first put forward in late January, and within a few days, the group had established links with FilmMobile Scotland to make the idea a reality.

Now following confirmation of use of the City Hall for screenings, the first films will be shown just three months after the initial idea was revealed.

The cinema group confirmed on their Facebook page,, that the first films will be shown at the City Hall on Saturday, April 11, with ticket outlets now confirmed by organisers.

Tickets will be available to purchase for the films from Newsplus, Hendry’s, Dennis’s, Edzell Paper Shop and on the door if there are tickets remaining. Mark Arbuthnott, who is part of the cinema group, added: “We haven’t decided on prices yet but it’s looking like £6 adults, £5 kids, and £20 family ticket (two adults, two kids).”

The films set to be screened are animated movie Home (which stars Rihanna, Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin), the Shaun the Sheep Movie and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (sequel to 2012’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which stars Dame Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Dame Judi Dench).

Members of the group met with Angus Council on February 18, and took to their Facebook page to say how well the meeting went, posting: “Great meeting tonight with council representatives. Cinema getting off to a flying start.”